Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross taking a “fashion bath.”

Every celeb’s red carpet prep looks different. Some document the process of putting on face masks or getting luxe facials, while others change things up entirely with an unexpected activity. Take Tracee Ellis Ross’s, for example. The Black-ish star prepped for the socially-distanced 2020 People’s Choice Awards by having a glamorous photoshoot in her empty bathtub.

Naturally, the shoot was documented on social media ahead of the awards show on Sunday, November 15. Ross posed for the camera wearing a striped, sparkly jumpsuit paired with pink heels. For accessories, she wore multicolored feathers in her hair. “Taking my fashion bath for tonight’s festivities …a day worth sparkles and feathers,” Ross writes in the Instagram slideshow’s accompanying caption. Indeed, it was a celebratory day because Diana Ross’s daughter took home the People’s Choice Award for Fashion Icon of 2020.

Ross’s bathtub look was epic, but so were the two outfits she wore for the awards show, which took place at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. For the red carpet, she stunned in a brown pantsuit by Italian fashion house Schiaparelli and Christian Louboutin heels. Our favorite part about the look was how she matched her suit’s gold buttons to her statement earrings.

2020 E! People's Choice Awards Tracee Elllis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross’s two looks from the 2020 People’s Choice Awards (Left: Alexander McQueen, Right: Schiaparelli).

To accept her Fashion Award from Tyler the Creator, she changed into a high-low Alexander McQueen gown, which she teamed with thigh-high black leather boots. She completed the black-and-white ensemble with earrings by Brazilian-born jewelry designer Ana Khouri.

The star’s acceptance speech was touching, as she thanked those who impacted her style: fashion designers, stylists, and her mother. “Obviously I have to thank the icon herself, my mom,” Ross says onstage. “Not only for great parenting and not acquiescing to my many whimsical and outrageous requests — and tantrums, if I’m being honest — but also her example, her epic closet and her glamour that introduced me to the power of fashion.”

To celebrate Ross’s exciting win, we’ve rounded up some of her all-time best fashion moments through the years. Keep scrolling to re-live them in all their glory.

Tracee Ellis Ross 2020
Tracee Ellis Ross attends the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Annual Academy Viewing Party at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on February 09, 2020, in Los Angeles, California.
Tracee Ellis Ross NAACP
Tracee Ellis Ross attends the 51st NAACP Image Awards, Presented by BET, at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2020, in Pasadena, California.
Tracee Ellis Ross Chanel
Tracee Ellis Ross, wearing CHANEL, attends CHANEL and Charles Finch Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner at Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel on February 08, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California.
Tracee Ellis Ross 61st Annual Grammys
Tracee Ellis Ross attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles, California.
Tracee Ellis Ross W Magazine
Tracee Ellis-Ross attends W Magazine Celebrates Its ‘Best Performances’ Portfolio and the Golden Globes with Audi and Giorgio Armani Beauty at Chateau Marmont on January 4, 2019, in Los Angeles, California.
Tracee Ellis Ross Marc Jacobs Fall 2019
Tracee Ellis Ross attends the Marc Jacobs Fall 2019 Show at Park Avenue Armory on February 13, 2019, in New York City.
Tracee Ellis Ross Fashion Awards 2019
Tracee Ellis Ross attends The Fashion Awards 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall on December 02, 2019, in London, England.
Tracee Ellis Ross JNSQ
Tracee Ellis Ross attends JNSQ Rose Cru debuts alongside Rodarte FW/19 Runway Show at Huntington Library on February 5, 2019, in Pasadena, California.
Tracee Ellis Ross 70th Emmy Awards
Tracee Ellis Ross attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.
Tracee Ellis Ross Golden Globes 2018
Actor Tracee Ellis Ross attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Tracee Ellis Ross W Magazine Party
Tracee Ellis Ross attends W Magazine’s Celebration of its ‘Best Performances’ Portfolio and the Golden Globes with Audi, Dior, and Dom Perignon at Chateau Marmont on January 4, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.
Tracee Ellis Ross 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars Party
Tracee Ellis Ross attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California.
Tracee Ellis Ross 2017 Vanity Fair Oscars Party
Actress Tracee Ellis Ross attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.
Tracee Ellis Ross BET Awards
Tracee Ellis Ross attends the 2016 BET awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2016, in Los Angeles, California.
Tracee Ellis Ross Mercedes-Benz
Actress Tracee Ellis Ross arrives at Mercedes-Benz USA and African American Film Critics Association Academy Awards viewing party on February 22, 2015, in Los Angeles, California.
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