Like the wide spectrum of shows that were being honored at this year’s Emmy Awards, the fashions on the night’s red carpet ran the gamut from demure to ultra-bold. We are unapologetically o-b-s-e-s-s-e-d with the amazingly vibrant looks that sauntered down Sunday night’s 2017 Emmy Awards red carpet. Like a carefully choreographed dance, starlet after starlet showed up and wowed onlookers with spectacular gowns befitting the stature and importance of the night’s festivities…. definitely Emmy-worthy in our books!
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The Best of the 2017 Emmy Awards Red Carpet
Bright lights big city should have been the theme for last night’s ladies. From Nicole Kidman’s crimson red perfectly structural Calvin Klein dress to good ol’ Jane Fonda‘s perfectly puckered pink gown; bright bold color was the tour de force on the carpet. We’re not just talking the usual demure and politely muted softer hints of color; these dresses were brash, sassy and in-your-face with intense saturation of mouthwatering color.
Angela Sarafyan in a tart and sweet lemon colored Elizabeth Kennedy gown at the 2017 Emmy Awards
Gina Rodriguez showing off her non-virginal side in a deep plunging dress by Naeem Khan
Newcomer Issa Rae was beautiful in her custom Vera Wang dress which was the perfect red carpet debut ensemble
BOW DOWN to Jane Fond, a goddess of all in her custom Brandon Maxwell gown. Forget the fountain of youth….we want to know how to age backwards like her!
Natalie Dyer in Vera Wang
Nicole Kidman in Calvin Klein by Appointment makes us say sign us up if we can look this good
Padma Lakshmi in Christian Siriano
Picked fresh! Viola Davis slayed again in this mouthwatering citrus gown by Zac Posen. She definitely knows how to wear color like nobody else
Heidi Klum’s red dress was spot on, but we weren’t in love with her wooden accessories
Some of the ladies who were feeling a little less bold in their quest for the spotlight opted in on the sweet innocence trend that we saw play out. Flawless, airy and nymph-like pixie looks can deliver just the right ladylike elegance. But when not worn by strong women who can carry the look, they might look little girly, or too saccharine sweet for the occasion.
Yara Shahidi in Prada
Thandie Newton in Jason Wu
Kiernan Shipka in Miu Miu
Elizabeth Moss in Prabal Gurung
Millie Bobby Brown in Calvin Klein by appointment is the best example of the saccharin sweet baby doll look
Put the petal to the metal and press go on this next group of dresses. Shiny metallic had a magnetic appeal for many of the ladies at the 2017 Emmy Awards. Hands-down, Ms. Laverne Cox sliced and diced the competition with her sultry fitted Naeem Khan masterpiece. Jessica Biel provided old Hollywood glamour with Ralph & Russo’s elegantly draped gown that provided a mixed media take on the metallics trend.
Laverne Cox in Naeem Khan at the 2017 Emmy Awards
Anna Chlumsky in custom Sachin Babi
Jessica Biel in Ralph & Russo Couture
Lea Michele in Elie Saab
Sarah Paulson in Carolina Herrera
Tessa Thompson was vibrant and electric in a unique metallic gown by Rosie Assouline
Tracee Ellis Ross in Chanel Haute Couture . Confession time…. we don’t care how many “C”s slapped back-to-back were responsible for this dress, the marabou feather portion was for the birds
Uzo Aduba’s Sally La Pointe dress featured white hot metallic undertones
No rhyme nor reason, but always in season….unexpected details and elements were a welcome gift on the 2017 Emmy red carpet. Beautifully tailored pant suits and jumpers proved that comfort and elegance can coexist and make an impact. Some other surprises for us were the quirky embellishments, layering and curious fabrics and silhouettes that created a sum total of looks that worked independently and collectively for SOME of these ladies, but definitely not all of them.
Reese Witherspoon in a double breasted coat dress by Stella McCartney lacked the glam quotient that the Emmy’s deserve.
Zoe Kravitz was jaw dropping not only because of her severely cropped hair, but also because of her quirky mixed message Dior dress that seemed to work for her
Claire Foy in Oscar de la Renta
Rachel Evan Wood in Jeremy Scott
Leslie Jones unexpectedly flashed plenty of leg in a very seductive sheer gown by Christian Siriano. We’re not used to seeing this side of her, but we like it!
Priyanka Chopra in Balmain
Aijona Alexus in a half skirt half jumpsuit piece by Temraza
Look…. it’s shiny suit woman! What’s the use in taking a risk if there’s no reward at the end of it? Debra Messing was a hot, not haute, mess in Romona Keveza