Given the way recent red carpets have gone at award shows, I was a little apprehensive going into this year’s Emmy Awards, but I was so relieved to see as many beautiful looks as I did. I’m so grateful for this good fashion line up, since there were so many disappointing losses throughout the show. The dresses and the dance number were just about the only thing that kept me content throughout the three hours. But you can’t have everything, right? Honestly, with the exception of a few really bad mishaps (no one is exempt from fashion mistakes… not even Jon Hamm), it was hard for me to pick a favorite. I saw a lot of great classical looks that reminded me of the European Romance movement, while I also noticed some futuristic getups that were pretty impressive. Overall, I was very happy to see some bolder choices in color, shapes, and textures, which, for the most part, seemed to really pay off.
In the end, Kaley Cuoco won my heart over with her wine colored A-line tulle dress. I love the elegance of the dress that is accented by the ruffles underneath a sheer layer of tulle mixed with the subtle fullness of the skirt. The wine color sets it off and falls perfectly in line with the first day of Fall. On top of that, Kaley’s has a sheer structured bodice and a fitted waist that gives the dress the youthful edge that she deserves. The accessories and her loose locks add to the youthful tone of her age, keeping the entire look from being too mature. In other words, I thought she looked pretty flawless.
A few bolder looks that were worth the risk go to Connie Britton, Constance Zimmer, and Ms. Heidi Klum.
Connie’s dress, overall, is beautiful. I’m a big fan of the blue and gold color scheme, which takes me back to the infamous Marie Antoinette, one of my all-time favorite historical figures. The detailing mixed with the subtle train creates a regal feel that does her justice; however, I am on the fence about the velvet fabric. It seems a bit dated and is a little off-putting.
Constance also rocked gold detailing, creating the vibe of a 1920’s era socialite who knows her worth. I love the black and gold together as well as the plunging neckline under that sheer top layer. I know Constance as the uptight Republican from HBO’s The Newsroom, so it was nice to imagine her as a more daring character. My only complaint is that the skirt of the dress doesn’t blend as seamlessly as I would like it too. If the gold layer of fabric would’ve faded more gradually into the pure black, I think I would’ve been head over heels in love with Constance’s whole look.
Heidi Klum took us to the future and reminded the world that she’s a fashion enthusiast in her berry gown, which I simply loved. The metallic detailing and patterns throughout the dress are gorgeous, but it’s that crazy neckline that makes me feel like Heidi is playing the role of a Queen of a distant planet in the year 2304. I admire the fact that Heidi wore her hair back and purposely forgot to accessorize, so that the dress could speak for itself. In the past, this retired supermodel has enjoyed being bold, but I’m glad this time it worked!
As for the boys, I think Peter Dinklage and Zachary Quinto simply killed it. Peter embodied a modern day Tyrion Lannister in his classically, chic suit. The touch of purple grey on his shirt and tie were perfect in making him stand out, so there’s no way I can criticize anything. Zachary also impressed me in his stealth mode look. The black on black with a hint of dark grey screams stylish, but doesn’t yell too loud to the point that all of your senses are begging for mercy. Zachary kept it elegant and flawless.
There were so many other great looks on the carpet, but I can’t talk about them all, so enjoy some more pictures!