The looks that topped our best-dressed list
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Dressed in show-stopping splashes of silver and sharp tuxedos, American TV stars had the Emmy Awards red carpet looking like a sparkling flash of glamour – the ones that managed to hit their style marks, that is. Held in honour of the cream of the crop on US primetime television, the appropriate dress code for the event is “black-tie” and our general feeling is that the stars cleaned up quite nicely.
We’ve chosen our favourites. Let us know who your top picks are, in the comments section below.
Evan Rachel Wood
Women rocking tuxedo looks on the red carpet will always be a win, and a wide-legged update on the svelte style gives this look an edge. What else would we have expected from custom Jeremy Scott for Moschino? From the white-on-white outfit to the pulled-back hair and pared-back makeup, Evan Rachel Wood looks pristine.
Complete with confident colour and a playful silhouette, this Nicholas Kirkwood look on Mackenzie Davis makes it clear that she’s here to have fun. And sure, neon’s nice, but those pretty pink shoes with metallic details are the cherry on top (or, in this case, right at the bottom).
Silver-on-silver is a risky choice that paid off for Sarah Paulson. Well, mostly – while the high-shine from Carolina Herrera is an elegant, eye-catching choice in a texture that’s pure luxe, the silhouette could have used a little more refining. A cinched waist to balance the exaggerated shoulders would have done wonders, and a slightly shorter skirt would have lost a lot of the look’s bulkiness.
Keeping her hair and makeup classic, Zoë Kravitz lets her black-and-ombre Dior gown take all the attention – oh, and the Tiffany & Co jewellery, too. The dress provides a refreshing take on night-time texture, with not a hint of velvet or silk in sight.
Shine, Tessa! In an iridescent, rainbow-hued dress by Rosie Assoulin, the actress and musician serves the sleekness, volume and considered silhouette that best-dressed lists are made of. The halterneck style and cutaway details add structure and strength to the look.
Sure, RuPaul’s look doesn’t exactly re-invent the suit, but he does get points for bringing pattern to the tried-and-tested silhouette. His shirt, shoes, tie and glasses keep it classic.
It’s pretty, floaty and ethereal, but Yara Shahidi’s Prada gown also feels a little forgettable. Well, that’s okay – we’re sure to be seeing a lot more of the 17-year-old Black-ish star in years to come, and we’re confident that she’ll be serving edgier style sometime soon.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Serving style that reminds us as much of The Supremes-era Diana Ross as it does of Beyoncé at the 2007 BETs, Tracee Ellis Ross proves once again that she knows her strengths and how to maximise them. Wearing Chanel Haute Couture, Roger Vivier and custom Irene Neuwirth, she’s proof that key to making an impact is accessorising bold style with boundless confidence.