Magenta, yellows and metallics were the big themes at Monday night’s Emmy Awards red carpet. There were also a lot of bold colours, plunging necklines and familiar designers (when in doubt, it was probably a Christian Siriano dress). Below, Nicole and I reveal our picks for the best and worst
of the Emmys red carpet.
BEST DRESSED AT THE 2018 EMMYS:
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) September 17, 2018
Jen: Mandy Moore is the undisputed red carpet winner (at least according to my Twitter feed) thanks to this absolutely stunning metallic custom Rodarte creation. This Is Us? More like This Is Great!
— MEFeater Mag (@MefeaterM) September 17, 2018
Nicole: There’s no question that Tracee Ellis Ross loves fushia! Wearing the same colour as her beautiful 2018 Met Gala gown, she gravitates again to a voluminous gown — this time by Maison Valentino. This shape and colour could easily overpower anyone else but she glows on the red carpet in this amazing creation.
Getting a full look at her dress and my initial reaction was spot on. This is 🔥😍 pic.twitter.com/tEksd7MJu0
— Emma Fraser (@frazbelina) September 17, 2018
Jen: Keri Russell deserved the Emmy award for her outstanding, heart wrenching performance during the last season of The Americans. (That scene on the train? Kill me.) But the chances of her picking up the hardware she deserves were beyond slim (The Crown’s Claire Foy nabbed the best drama actress award) – so at least we can honour her for her amazing style. This Zuhair Murad dress is so cool, perfectly fit and edgy af.
— best of this is us (@badposthisisus) September 17, 2018
Nicole: Chrissy Metz dazzles in this emerald-coloured John Paul Ataker gown. The fitted neckline is flattering and she glows in this colour. I love the dramatic bow! Gorgeous.
— Television Academy (@TelevisionAcad) September 17, 2018
Jen: Look, people did not seem to appreciate Tiffany Haddish’s bold Prabal Gurung gown, which is inspired by the colours of the Eritrean flag, but I literally gasped with she did a twirl on the red carpet. And when’s the last time you could say that about an Emmy gown?
— Joan Smith (@TVandSheetMasks) September 17, 2018
Nicole: My dream outfit for Leslie Jones is this iridescent suit by Christian Siriano. The statuesque Jones looks polished and sophisticated in this curve-hugging suit with flared pants. She is the best of many pants on the red carpet.
— Cynthia Littleton (@Variety_Cynthia) September 17, 2018
Jen: This is quirky, weird and unexpected – which is exactly on brand for Canada’s own Tatiana Maslany. She was one of the many stars who opted for a Christian Siriano creation.
— Tom & Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo) September 18, 2018
Nicole: Jason Wu’s liquid metallic gown looks like it’s flowing on Constance Wu. It’s on trend but the neckline and shape make it perfectly unique and supremely flattering.
— Fashion & Style (@FashionAndStyle) September 18, 2018
Jen: The Orange Is the New Black star Samira Wiley wows me in this sleek, cap-sleeved shimmering Jenny Packham number. So very, very flattering and hawt!
— Tom & Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo) September 18, 2018
Nicole: Magenta and sparkles! Allison Janney is wearing the shit out of this Prabal Gurung gown. The fit is so flattering and the strong shoulder looks fresh and balances the deep slit. What a perfect look for her.
WORST DRESSED AT THE 2018 EMMYS:
Nominee @BettyGilpin wears custom #VeraWang Collection to the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the @MSTheater in Los Angeles, CA.
[📸: @GettyImages] @VeraWangGang@TelevisionAcad #Emmys pic.twitter.com/8opp8gaPwr
— PR Consulting (@PRConsulting) September 17, 2018
Jen: I LOVE Betty Gilpin. She was the best thing in a great season of Glow. But man, I wanted more for her than this Vera Wang dress. It puckers weirdly in the front and is too tight around her back.
— The Handmaid's Tale BR (@HandmaidsTaleBR) September 17, 2018
Nicole: Is it weird that I think this Delpozo would have been been fine in her Rory Gilmore days but as a badass Handmaid, this dress is too twee for Alexis Beldel? The fit is lovely but the butterflies kill it for me.
— Michelle Dockery (@worstofdockery) September 17, 2018
Jen: People on my Twitter feed really dig this Carolina Herrera gown on Goddess star Michelle Dockery, but I just don’t get this weirdly embellished, gauzy slip of a dress. And the hair disappoints.
— Killing Eve (@KillingEve) September 17, 2018
Nicole, God I really wanted to love this! The neckline of her Ralph & Russo is so beautiful but as it falls below the waist, the material looks so cheap and wrinkled. They ironed out the bottom before Sandra Oh came out on stage to present, but it still didn’t save the dress when she was on the red carpet.
— Xposé (@Xpose) September 17, 2018
Jen: The Good Place star Kristen Bell isn’t the worst star on the red carpet by a long shot – but she is also supremely underwhelming, which may be even more disappointing. This dignified Solace London gown seems meant for an actress two decades older.
— AvaDuVernay Fans (@avaduvernayfans) September 17, 2018
Nicole: This dress full on overwhelmed Taraji P Henson. The flowered Giambattista Valli print was so lovely but the high neckline and poufy layers were not flattering.