2012 American Music Awards: Red Carpet Moments That Shined

From industry heavy hitters to young up-and-comers, the 40th Anniversary of The American Music Awards was full of head-turning style and more “wow” moments than we can handle (well, almost). The Thread hit the red carpet in Los Angeles to check out all the gorgeous stars of the music world--like pop-punk legend Cyndi Lauper and "American Idol" champ Jordin Sparks—and asked the stars what makes a red carpet look really sparkle. The answer may surprise you (hint: you're never fully dressed without one!). But, whether you prefer Taylor Swift’s sparkling Zuhair Murad mini, P!nk’s unexpectedly cool leather and tulle Catherine Deane dress, or Nicki Minaj’s eye-catching Monique Lhuillier gown, we have all the AMA red carpet moments that shine!

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