Television is the new silver screen, and the Emmys red carpet is just as vital, if not more interesting, than the one at the Oscars. Who will buck trends? Who will wear couture? And what will our prodigal boyfriend Rami Malek wear?!?! Let’s find out on our continuously updating red carpet looks extravaganza!
America Ferrera, above, is looking like a boss in Jenny Packham. She just did a triathalon yesterday, according to her convo with my dreaded son Giuliana!
Transparent’s Emily Robinson is stunning in this starry tulle number; Randall Park went with a pretty standard tuxedo; Niecy Nash is gorgeous in white; Kate Linder is a clear sky at midnight.
Both my mom Kathryn Hahn and Tori Kelly, a terrific singer who needs better songs, are going for that super hot fall velvet situation; Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy, definitely top ten coolest couples in Hollywood, are looking just that; Shiri Appleby isn’t totally doing it for me in this cut-out gown, but I might like it in a different shade of blue.
Cute kids edition: Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Jeremy Maguire (who vants to suck your blood) and Rico Rodriguez know how to work a red carpet, but none like Judith Light, lovely in this regal business-fancy gown.
Ariel Winter is going full chandelier; Cherry Jones has been to this shit and is over it and looks great; Reggie Watts is giving us the night’s best side-ponytail look; Sarah Hyland’s Monique Lhullier gown-pant is quite pretty, though I’m not sure the black trousers are congruous on the whole.
Alia Shawkat looks great in this easy, ‘70s-silhouette floral number; Jon Voight is doing a full mafia don silk scarf, which works for his on and offscreen character!; Lara Spencer’s wine and sequin gown is fine; Melora Hardin’s blue organza gown is fine.
Look, it’s your adopted children Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Millie Bobby Brown, who’s wearing Valentino Red! Just kidding, you can’t adopt them. They’re too famous now.
Constance Zimmer is extremely proper in this ready-for-tea column gown by Monique Lhullier; Gwendolyn Christie is always a little bit punk on the carpet, and here she looks like a vinyl record; Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld definitely don’t care about being here, but look good nonetheless; Trevor Jackson transposed the velvet trend onto a tux and I’m into it.
Here’s the good stuff: Emily Ratajoski looks like an origami swan in this gown presumably designed by her date, Zac Posen; Priyanka Chopra better be feeling herself in that Grecian number; Regina King is regal, too, in a matching crimson.
Miranda Otto’s dress is sort of disappearing against the backdrop, unfortunately, but maybe she’s doing stealth camo on purpose; Sophie Turner is another stunning blonde redhead in a lacy boudoir gown; Ryan Michelle Batha’s digital print is so pretty, as is Sterling K. Brown’s old-reliable tux.
Ellie Kemper’s mustard green looks much better on television than in this photo; here are two angles of Emilia Clarke’s Atelier Versace gown, which looks like a sculpted second skin and is the BEST; Stephanie Allynne and Tig Notaro went with a slightly more laidback red carpet look, and it’s working for them, especially Tig’s natty boots.
Look at these unorthodox suits! Here’s another picture of Jeremy Maguire, who I am increasingly convinced wants to kill me. Jill Soloway’s look is, I think, secretly the most comfortable ensemble at the Emmys; Lili Taylor looks slightly less comfortable, and this cut is not working; Robert Schenkkan’s bolo tie is the best, it’s good to see a dang bolo tie on the carpet every now and again.
Amy Landecker looks like flamenco emoji; Jamie Brewer and Neve Campbell are both doing different versions of mermaid; Terrence Howard’s plaid jacket is quite nice, as is his wife Mira Pak’s gown.
Is Brian Cranston ever not wearing a navy blue tuxedo? I feel like he always is, and it works, especially when he color-coordinates with wife Robin Dearden. Maura Tierney’s teatime organza is pretty, and tiny Portia Doubleday is doing her perpetual fierce fashion plate thing in that cut-out gown. Titus Burgess, who rules, is doing the thing in those crystal-encrusted driving loafers.
BLUE STEEL, BABY. NOTHING ABOUT THE EMMYS IS NOT DEAD FUCKING SERIOUS.
Anna Chlumsky, I love, but don’t know what is going on with this unflattering piece; maybe it would be better in a less-heavy material? By contrast, Kristen Bell’s Zuhair Murad is an airy masterpiece, definitely one of the best looks of the night, though Michelle Dockery’s layered piece is good, too. Tatiana Maslany’s wearing what’s sizing up to be the color of the night—a no-frills crimson—and though her cutouts are trendy they’re unexpected, I like.
Mom and Dad are meddling in the same box of Clairol again! A ruddy auburn to signify the onset of autumn!! YASSS! QWEEEEN!
Thank you to Rami Malek’s parents for being great. Daddy Travolta, what you doing? I can’t fathom it. Yara Shahidi is top, top looks in that lovely gown, which is prim but not overly proper.
Lots of people are probably not going to like Laura Carmichael’s dusty pink and acid yellow ‘90s prom-via-London-streetstyle look, but shit, I love it! At the very least it’s not replicable. Undisputed, though, are how terrific both Padma Lakshmi and Sarah Paulson (in Prada) look as ice crystal royalty.
Tom, baby, it’s gonna be okay.
Carly Chaikin is my fave and normally I love the punk edge of her looks, though she’s done better than this in the past; the sheer skirt is overall washed, but the gown itself is a good fit for her. Emmy Rossum’s clean white gown is a pretty contrast to Sofia Vergara’s snaky busier one; Viola Davis and Julius Tennon look great and more couples should color coordinate so purposefully. That pink looks awesome on both.
Anthony Anderson’s fancy business suit strikes a nice note; Damon Wayans accessorized with a very tiny camera; Jenifer Lewis’s ombre-brick jacket is interesting; Julie Bowen’s ruffled detailing makes her look like a butterfly.
Abigail Spencer’s Swarovski-dotted v-neck is deceptively understated. Kind of like Rami Malek, of whom I’ve provided a new photo in case you forgot! Hi Rami! You can rarely go wrong with a white gown, honestly, and Tracee Ellis Ross’s puts that fashion rule over the top: she is truly Grecian goddess levels of stunning in that number.
Stephanie Corneliussen is giving us her Mr. Robot character in that bondage dress; Connie Britton went for a scarlet column guy; Hannah Murray’s lacy light blue dress compliments her (newish?) hair color; Heidi Klum is reminding us all she’s a dang model in that slit number.
Amy Poehler’s ‘70s garden party joint is fun though doesn’t especially suit her, shapewise; Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett are just a stunningly handsome couple, and that similarly ‘70s canary yellow gown is perfect for her. Claire Danes’s Schiaparelli number is a DREAM, though let me add my voice to the chorus of people wondering what the hell happened with the poor gal’s spray tan. Maisie Williams is really coming into her own fashionwise; this is something like Arya’s new wave phase.
Fashion model and Transparent star is just a dream in that baby-festooned Gucci.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s pom-pom dress is lovely; Kathy Bates looks like a damn queen, as does a very pregnant Kerry Washington, one of the most beautiful women in show business made doubly so from that baby glow. Nina Garcia is doing Fashion here but it’s too fussy and not working. Maybe it would work better if her hair were in an updo?
Oh look, it’s Kit Harington, hello old flame. Laverne Cox is always a stunner but the way she put gold flakes on ye olde decolletage—better seen on your TV—was a lovely touch. Taraji P Henson’s simple yellow number does wonders for her, and I’m not even mad at Tina Fey in kelly green.
Lily Tomlin’s casual mom look is terrific; I’m loving Megalyn Echikunwoke’s slinky lacy look with that deep wine lippie; Mandy Moore is here in an orange creamsicle look; Natasha Lyonne’s cape number isn’t quite working for me, in that it looks a bit like a towel is draped over her actual gown. Maybe it’s the angle of the photograph.
Aimee Teegarden also went with the cut-out/slit leg trend, while Amanda Peet’s geometric sequins provide a different cut-out effect. Kirsten Dunst’s embellished sheer gown is pretty but I expected something a little more adventurous. At least we’ll always have Gaby Hoffmann, who never adheres to red carpet trends and always interprets these kinds of black tie events with her own sense of style. Those ‘40s-style velvet platforms are to die for.
Kate McKinnon kept it simple and red, in keeping with the night’s theme, as did Minnie Driver in her yellow cut-out. And Olivia Culpo has one of my absolute favorite looks of the night, a dotty white sheer number that looks as much an art project as a gown. Zac Posen made it and I love it.