These stars ruled the red carpet on television’s biggest night.
This year, the 74th annual Emmy Awards coincided with New York Fashion Week, and the red-carpet looks certainly felt like something fashion editors sitting front row would appreciate.
Sure, there was your typical floor-length Armani Privé Couture gown covered in pink rhinestones, but there was also a far more unexpected custom gown by Louis Vuitton with a square-cut crop top you don’t often seen on the red carpet. Dresses by Christopher Kane, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Gucci made appearances as well, with standout details like gold snake chains, cone bras, and diamond-shaped belly button cutouts.
It was a historic evening for actresses like Zendaya, who became the youngest two-time Emmy winner ever, and thankfully, the fashion matched the exciting energy of the evening.
Zendaya in Valentino
Though her character, Rue, is known for dressing in oversized hoodies and dirty Converse, Zendaya, styled by Law Roach, opted for a black peplum Valentino gown accessorized with Bulgari diamonds and a large bow in her hair. The look channeled Old Hollywood glamour, but in true 2022 fashion, her Instagram photo of the outfit received 1.3 million likes in just less than an hour.
Jasmin Savoy Brown in Christopher Kane
The Yellowjackets actress wore Look 31 from Christopher Kane’s fall 2022 collection: a cutout dress with a gathered skirt suspended on gold snake chains.
Laverne Cox in Jean Paul Gaultier
For her red-carpet hosting gig, Laverne Cox wore a dress from Olivier Rousteing’s fall 2022 couture collection for Jean Paul Gaultier. Rousteing’s most recent show was meant to be a love letter to Jean Paul, and Cox’s dress featured a cone bra that certainly felt like a nod to Madonna’s iconic JPG look from the first night of the 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour.
Hoyeon Jung in Louis Vuitton
Tonight, the Squid Game actress is part of Emmys history, given that the Netflix show is the first non-English-language series to ever be nominated. To celebrate the occasion at the awards show, Jung wore her hair in a bob with a floral hairpin atop her bangs that matched her geometric Louis Vuitton dress.
Lily James in Atelier Versace
For the Pam & Tommy star’s first time at the Emmys, she opted for a Versace gown with a corseted bodice and draping across the waist. James looked like a real-life goddess dripping in bronze. All that was missing was the perfect matching accessory: a certain statue of a winged woman.
Julia Garner in Gucci
To accept her Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, the Ozark star wore a velvet Gucci dress embellished with florals, leather platform pumps, and Swarovski Ortyx hoop earrings. But the best detail was the diamond-shaped cutout revealing her belly button.
Kerry Washington in Elie Saab Couture
Kerry Washington wore an asymmetrical white Elie Saab couture minidress with oversized floral appliqués and told Laverne Cox that even though it’s 107 degrees in L.A. tonight, “For fashion, we’ll wear a black tight.” Naturally, fashion also calls for matching Christian Louboutin pumps and Bulgari diamond jewels.
Sarah Paulson in Louis Vuitton
What do actresses wear for their eighth Emmy nomination? According to Sarah Paulson, the only answer is custom Louis Vuitton. The Impeachment: American Crime Story star was styled by Karla Welch, and her two-piece navy set featured a sculptural square crop top and a dangling studded belt similar to the ones that were present at Nicolas Ghesquière’s resort 2023 show.
Lizzo in Custom Giambattista Valli
Lizzo won the Emmy for Outstanding Competition Program for her show Watch Out for the Big Grrrls. Dresses with billowing sleeves and long trains have recently become a red-carpet signature for the singer, who wore a similar silhouette by Jean Paul Gaultier to the VMAs last month.
Amanda Seyfried in Armani Privé Couture
Amanda Seyfried, who took home an Emmy for her role in The Dropout, said Armani Privé knows her “like no one else.” The rhinestone dress with a mesh detail that glazed her collarbones made her look like a siren, and she told Laverne Cox on E!, “I’m a mermaid tonight!”