Tracee Ellis Ross Conquered the 2017 American Music Awards With Unbeatable Style

She got it from her mama!

If there was one icon 2017 American Music Awards host Tracee Ellis Ross was channeling this evening, it was the one and only Diana Ross. Of course, fans should’ve expected the Black-ish star to pay homage to the world-famous singer in one way or another, given that Diana received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tracee told E! News she felt the “planets [had] aligned” upon finding out she’d be hosting the same event granting top honors to her mom, adding, “It’s extra special. It just feels like sort of a perfect mish-mosh of the right things, you know?”

So from her glitzy opening look to every sophisticated ensemble in between, Tracee totally aced emceeing a massive Hollywood event in style.

And how did Diana influence Tracee’s personal fashion sense and seemingly endless outfit changes from tonight? The actress explained, “I grew up thinking a sparkly dress is the way to go. Big hair—the way to go. Good smile—the way to go. I think I learned by example and also by—like most young girls—going into my mom’s closet and stealing sh-t.”

Take a look at Ross’ 2017 AMAs fashion playbook below!

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The Black-ish star’s evening commences in custom Stella McCartney.

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Tracee and this gold couture look by Ronald van der Kemp are a match made in fashion heaven.

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Throwback! The hostess with the mostest wore the same blouse her famous mom rocked during a performance with Michael Jackson back in the day.

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Silver thigh-high boots provide a funky edge to this ultra-feminine two-piece outfit.

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