Last night, the 2016 Billboard Music Awards kicked off with Britney Spears dominating the stage with an epic performance. For her return to the awards ceremony, Spears sang a compilation of her greatest chart-topping hits such as Womanizer, I’m a Slave 4 U, and Toxic in a racy, jeweled bodysuit by Los Angeles-based designer Mark Zunino.
However, the princess of pop didn’t save her show-stopping outfits for the opening act. Britney Spears walked the red carpet wearing a daring lace and chiffon romper signed Reem Acra. She paired the long-sleeved, embellished ensemble complete with a train with caged boots for her red carpet arrival.
Later in the evening, the Baby One More Time singer slipped into a Charbel Zoe custom-made design—which Style.com/Arabia exclusively revealed a sneak peek of here. The aquamarine, midriff baring, halter neck silhouette featured sexy sheer panels and cutouts.
Actress Laura Marano also donned a Charbel Zoe creation, and shined in a one-shoulder mini dress by the Lebanese designer. Meanwhile, singer Kelly Rowland stepped out in a glittering, embellished gown complete with filigree motifs by another regional name—Antoine Salameh, the Lebanese designer behind Kuwait-based label La Bourjoisie.
Zuhair Murad proved to once again be a red carpet favorite. The Lebanese couturier dressed actress Mila Kunis in a Zuhair Murad Spring 2016 couture crystal beaded cage dress and actress and entrepreneur Jessica Alba in a long-sleeved, flared velvet black dress with embroidery from the Fall 2016 ready-to-wear collection. Actress Lucy Hale wore an oxblood bodysuit with black suede eyelet skirt from the Zuhair Murad Pre-Fall 2016 ready-to-wear collection.
Highlights from the 24th edition of the annual music ceremony included The Weeknd winning big and taking home eight awards, and performances by Justin Bieber, Rihanna—who was honored with the fan-voted Chart Achievement Award—and Madonna who paid tribute to the late singer Prince with performances of Nothing Compares 2 U and Purple Rain in a metallic, jacquard suit. Other notable moments from the music-filled night included Céline Dion’s emotional speech after her 15-year-old son René-Charles presented her with the Icon Award. The legendary singer moved the audience by dedicating a mesmerizing cover of the classic Queen song The Show Must Go On to her late husband.