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The 10 Best Dressed Celebrities at the 2021 Emmy Awards


The 10 Best Dressed Celebrities at the 2021 Emmy Awards

The stars who ruled the red carpet on television’s biggest night.

After a year of no red carpets, the Emmy Awards have returned to celebrate the best of the small screen. From the stars of The Queen’s Gambit, Pose, The Crown, and more, here’s who had our jaws dropping.

Anya Taylor-Joy

What: Dior Haute Couture and Tiffany & Co.

Why: From her gown’s dramatic train and body-skimming shape to her Old Hollywood hair and makeup, Anya Taylor-Joy’s look brought tons of drama to the red carpet.

Kerry Washington

What: Custom Etro and De Beers

Why: Washington rebranded a classic satin slip dress with an edgy twist—an exterior corset. The dreamy grey hue only added to the magic.

MJ Rodriguez

What: Vintage Atelier Versace and Bulgari

Why: The color. The cut. The slit. Need we say more? This look says goddess from head to toe, including the breathtaking Bulgari jewels. It’s vintage to boot, which proves that a sustainable, archival look on the red carpet can feel just as fresh as something shiny and new.

Elizabeth Olsen

What: The Row and Chopard

Why: Olsen represents her family in the chicest way possible: a flowing white gown with cape-like sleeves by the Row, the line designed by her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

Julianne Nicholson

What: Giambattista Valli and Nikos Koulis jewelry

Why: Nicholson’s winning role in Mare of Easttown was far from glamorous, but this look was pure Hollywood, complete with a chinoiserie floral print, a ruffled neckline, and a cutout at the waist.

Michaela Coel

What: Christopher John Rogers and Alighieri and Anne Sisteron jewelry

Why: The red carpet has its usual shades—metallics, pastels, neutrals, scarlet red, and jewel tones—but, as with her screenwriting and acting, Coel went and blazed her own trail with her Emmys dress. She wore a neon chartreuse torso-bearing bustier and midi skirt by the king of all things bold, Christopher John Rogers, who dubbed this highlighter shade “sulphur.”

Tracee Ellis Ross

What: Valentino Haute Couture

Why: Ellis Ross is a ‘70s-inspired goddess in a flowing, sparkling one-shoulder creation in signature Valentino red. It’s a silhouette reminiscent of Studio 54, through the lens of haute couture.

Gillian Anderson

What: Chloé

Why: A bohemian vibe isn’t always easy to pull off on the red carpet, but Anderson nails it in a white look by Gabriela Hearst for Chloe that leverages fringe in the most demure way possible.

Sarah Paulson

What: Carolina Herrera and Mateo earrings

Why: We love a little drama and Paulson brings it in with a bold sleeve, a full skirt, and a plunging neck. Her deep red taffeta gown came straight off the recent Herrera runway by Wes Gordon.

Cynthia Erivo

What: Louis Vuitton and Roberto Coin

Why: Erivo is never afraid to sport statement silhouettes and bright tones, and tonight’s feathered mermaid by Nicholas Guesquiére of Louis Vuitton continued that trend, complete with a diamond choker.