This just in: Hollywood’s leading TV personalities have officially brought on the heat. The awards season is approaching, which calls for primetime perfection and an ideal excuse for the biggest stars to flaunt their best looks down the red carpet. From sequined, sheer, tiered, vivid, draped, and ruched, the 2016 Emmy Awards brought out some of the top-notch fashion on the red carpet, thanks to the nominees from respectfully acclaimed and celebrated programs such as “Empire”, “Game of Thrones”, and “Orange Is the New Black”.
Some celebs opted for a classic and demure look, while others spiced theirs up with slightly more risque silhouettes. Judging from the outlook, the 68th Annual Primetime Emmys not only brings together television’s best and brightest to celebrate their hard work and success, but it also motivates the entertainment industry to show off their style A-game. As the floor-dusting gowns and textured tuxedos constantly captured people’s hearts, it is time to seek for the stars who totally owned the red carpet. After all, there is nothing wrong with honoring those who put their Jimmy Choos forward and impressed everyone with their eye-catching looks.
Take a look at the five stellar ensembles of the night that instantly made jaws drop.
- Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston was one seriously sexy sight to see when he hit the red carpet that night, looking absolutely dapper as he posed in a fitted Gucci suit, flashing his baby blue eyes at the cameras, which in turn, caused many girls’ hearts to beat just a little faster from that sultry eye-lock. His minimalist look paired with a simple slicked-back hairstyle were more than enough to be qualified as “dashing” among the many preened actors.
- Priyanka Chopra
The Quantico actress showed up looking resplendent in a crimson one-shouldered Jason Wu number, the smoldering presence completed with Brian Atwood heels and a swipe of ruby red lips to match. Lets face it: everybody loves to twirl around in their favorite dress when occasion allows, and Priyanka has the every little right to sashay down the red carpet with her daring ensemble. Even so, her bright, confident smile does seem to add the final accessorizing touch to her look, as she flashes her pearly-whites in front of the cameras because well, she knows she looks that good herself.
- Kristen Bell
With the plunging neckline, intricate floral details and a billowing skirt, Kristen Bell effortlessly captured the right-out-of-the-fairytale look with her stunning Zuhair Murad gown. To top it all off, she paired it with natural blow-dried honey blonde locks, neutral makeup, and Harry Winston jewels. The audience cannot suss out what more they are taken aback from: the curvy silhouette or the sexy-yet-elegant backless demeanor.
- Emilia Clarke
Amidst the flashy beaded frocks down the A-list runway, Emilia Clarke clearly stole the show in a nude strapless Atelier Versace floor-length gown with ruched detail at the bust and delicate diamond jewelry. Keeping things to the bare minimum, the British star sported a tied back chignon and taupe lip color which heightened her glamor-level to something off the charts. Perhaps it’s the way the star carries herself — confident and exuding power, just like a queen — which made her look extra-regal, to the point of seeing her Game of Thrones alter ego Daenerys Targaryen come to life.
- Millie Bobby Brown
If stepping onto the red carpet and turning heads was a challenge, Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things (aka Eleven) would forever be unobstructed, always rising to the occasion. The night was all about the razzle-dazzle and she brought a hearty dose of it in an embroidered Valentino Red sheer gown. She managed to pull off an age appropriate look while still staying on-trend with the metallic bird appliqués to express her adorably chic style- making her first major award show appearance a massive success. If there is anyone worthy of looking up to as an epitome of a style icon rocking the fearless buzz cut, it would be Millie – something that even adults can’t get right sometimes.
In short, wherever the red carpet is concerned, the spirit and courage is what packs a punch. Each position along the crimson path, where on-camera reporters await to flatter and wolf-whistle, render a shining new moment to make an entrance and strut down the catwalk in an outfit best suited for endless posing. The attendees can’t all be Emmy winners, of course, but for those who boldly decided to go where few would tag along, they’ll have a victorious marking on the best-dressed lists in the end. From sleek, gilded column dresses to handcrafted jewels in the most imaginable collection possible, a handful of celebrities stood out from the rest thanks to their styling choices — and often, their sartorial risks scrutinized by panels and critics paid off in a sizable way.
What looks were your personal favorite, and what do you anticipate for the next year’s Emmy Awards?
– Ashley Kim (‘18)
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