“This is unreal!” Taylor Swift said when she accepted her Favorite Female Country Star award at tonight’s 40th Annual American Music Awards, a show that featured 17 performances, broadcasted in 198 countries, with one mega-tribute to the legendary Dick Clark. “I’m really, really happy right now.” And that was just one of the happy moments of the evening, which kicked off with a red carpet that would make any fashion-lover smile with its mix of intricate embroidery and high-shine sparkles. Taylor Swift ditched her Red theme in favor of golden Zuhair Murad, Heidi Klum showed off her supermodel legs in a gilded Alexandre Vauthier mini, Carrie Underwood rocked her country charm in an electric purple Abed Mahfouz gown, and breakout star Carly Rae Jepsen played to her girl next door appeal in a sequin Gomez-Gracia halter. Click through to see what everyone wore to the AMAs!

— Sharon Clott, with reporting by Lindzi Scharf