In many ways, major events happening in person have started to escort a sense of normalcy again. A-listers clad in their optimistic ensembles and glitzy jewels hint that there is something to look forward to. The Primetime Emmy’s returned to the red carpet for its 73rd edition and we picked out some of the outstanding looks that stole the show.
The multifaceted actress, Michaela Coel was a major moment at the Emmys. An award that was long overdue for her honest portrayal of a sexual assault survivor in I May Destry You, Coel swept the audience with her stunning acceptance speech and the fashionistas with her outfit. In sync with her powerful personality, Michaela wore a neon chartreuse bustier-skirt set by Christopher John Rogers and jewelleries from Alighieri and Anne Sisteron.
The Queen’s Gambit star is certainly the queen of dramatic outfits. Customary to her previous events, Anya Taylor -Joy wore a custom Dior Haute Couture gown. The cream shaded gown was bareback accompanied by a dramatic yellow train that gloved her hands and brought grandeur to the ensemble. The inverted neckpiece detail to the halter neck added a kick of regality. The outfit was paired with earrings from Tiffany and Co along with a Marilyn Monroe-inspired hair up-do.
2021 has been corsets galore! Much to the vintage charm that it has brought back, Kerry Washington added a glamorous touch to the red carpet in her custom Etro satin gown. The torso cincher exterior corset paired in the same hue as the cowl necked gown adds an exquisite touch to the outfit paired with ear danglers, bracelet, and rings from De Beers.
The versatile actress after witnessing the recent success of her movie Shang-Chi presented the Emmys in a delicate turquoise gown by Monique Lhuillier. Awkwafina looked radiant in the high-neck, deep neck gown enveloped in organza lure. The gown features translucent bishop sleeves accompanied with minimal danglers and a blue envelope clutch.
Billy Porter always makes a signature entry to the red carpet, be it The Met Gala or The Emmy’s. For this glam-studded event, Porter decided to highlight this simple skin-hugging high neck top with a pair of black gloves and a pair of abstract WINGS! The wings looked like a variation of origami in layers of pleated art settled at his arms. The all-black look was completed with a larger-than-life diamond and emerald encrusted choker, ornate ear cuffs and rings from Ashi Studios, and Lorraine Schwartz.
Another moment at the Emmy’s, where MJ Rodriguez made history as the first transwoman to bag an Emmy nomination will go down in history etching her ethereal look. Rodriquez mesmerized the audience in her flared turquoise charm that exuded from her Vintage Atelier Versace gown. The asymmetric neckline and one-sided shoulder accentuate her toned arms, giving off a magical spin to the look. The Pose started posed in her tailored-to-fit gown paired with turquoise strappy heels and accessories from Bvlgari.
Cynthia Erivo’s Louis Vuitton gown is like a sudden energetic kick from caffeine. Donning statement gowns have been a signature to Erivo’s style in several events this year. The white mermaid leather gown paired with offbeat combinations of blue, green, and hints of white is a breath of fresh air. The halter neck and bareback highlights her toned arms and waist, complete with a diamond choker from David Coin.
The critically acclaimed actress Angela Bassett, who recently unveiled her wax figured at Madame Tussauds graced the red carpet in a show-stopping outfit. The strapless Greta Constantine Befani gown from RW 2022 was electrifying. The striking detailed pink ruffles elevated the neckline and sufficed an extra hint of glamour throughout the dress creating an hourglass illusion. The look was completed with diamond drop earrings by Melograno and black platform heels.
Yara Shahidi looked like royalty in her lime-colored Dior gown. The chic midi gown features an off-shoulder neckline wrapped in chiffon delicateness perfectly draped at her arms. The voluminous A-line fit and flare skirt with a matching green belt brought in an extravagance complete with a dazzling Cartier three-stranded gold beaded neckpiece, earrings, and a pair of brown leather heels.
Kaley Cuoco looked chirpy in her neon yellow custom Vera Wang gown for the Emmy’s event. The dress is high slit in the middle with ruched detailing featuring a sweetheart plunging neckline with a train touching the floor. The spaghetti straps were embellished with artificial neon flowers that gave the outfit an extra wow factor. The look was completed with a bare neck and a pair of drop earrings accompanied with matching neon strappy heels.
Moses Ingram packed a hue of subtlety in her Christian Siriano solid olive gown. The gown is a simple mermaid silhouette featuring an asymmetric flared sleeve train emerging from the neckline. The look is accompanied by slick middle-parted hair-do embellished with rhinestones and a ponytail highlighted with silver chains complete with a pair of diamond danglers.
Words by Manica Pathak
Photo Credit: @christopherjohnrogers