It is a not-so-pretty truth that before an actress so much as steps foot inside the Microsoft Theatre for the Emmy Awards, the world has already decided if she is a winner or a loser.
While no red carpet dress can win you an Emmy, a horrendous dress can damper a red hot career. Call it a tool at our disposal or a weapon used against us but fashion has a power all its own and at last night’s 69th Primetime Emmy Awards we saw it in full swing.
Here are our picks for the BEST and WORST dressed stars. We are also giving awards for MOST IMPROVED and OTHER’S HATED IT, BUT WE LOVED IT.
Let us know if you agree or disagree!
Last night belonged to Nicole Kidman, not only did she win best actress for her role in “Big Little Lies,” but also stole the spotlight in her retro ruby gown by fashion’s latest “it” label, Calvin Klein By Appointment. The saturated red contrasted perfectly against her milky white, seemingly ageless skin. The deep pleated sides and unusual glittering silver tie at the neck was unequivocally modern, while the tea length full skirt has an Audrey Hepburn old world charm. Add her crystal-embellished pink satin sandals for a unexpected twist and red silk gown with a full ankle-length skirt, the carpet belonged to Kidman.
Stepped out of the shadow of her famous husband, the actress looked effortlessly gorgeous in her sparkling grecian meets 1930s-style gown by couture house, Ralph & Russo. The classic Hollywood glamour bouffant hairstyle sealed the deal.
Known for her edgy twist of gam, the Big Little Lies actress managed to maintain her personal style whilst wearing couture. The exuberant rainbow color palette ooze youthful cool, while still doing justice to the lavish feathered Dior gown from the house’s fall 2017 couture collection. It was boho meets runway.
Proof that sometimes less is more, especially if you have that body and a gown by Mark Zunino who’s real artistry lays with his flawless construction. As luminous as any bride and tapered within an inch of her life, this was an ode to elegant glamour and the female form.
It’s one thing to flash a little leg, but to flash two proved two too many. The challenging double slit column dress was taken to a new level with the thick black detailing that looked more suitable on a nightclub in Vegas than a Hollywood red carpet. When asked about her choice she said, “I usually do cleavage and not legs so I decided to switch it up.” We admire her daring but would have loved to have seen her gorgeous young self in something more refined and flattering.
We love you Reese and you could show up in your mother’s 1980’s satin blazer and we’d still sing your praise…but that doesn’t mean you actually should! The petite star looked underwhelming in her ill-fitting far too casual blue Stella McCartney blazer dress. A look more suited to a parent-teacher night than as a two-time nominee at a major award’s show!
Everyone Hated, But We Loved…
Yes it’s undoubtably highlighter green, a hue most people couldn’t pull off. Yes, it has an oversized bow at the waist and rather odd shaped skirt. Yes, she teamed it with pink shoes that don’t coordinate at all. For all of these reasons and more we utterly loved this fresh, youthful look.
Of course her body defies nature and gravity and would looks amazing in any gown, but we loved that this iconic actress decided to mix things up with this bold bell-sleeve hot pink dress. The bold shade and the dangerously youthful high pony and bangs showed us a side of the legend that we haven’t seen before. Quite an achievement given Ms Fonda is in her late 70’s! For your chutzpah we salute you!
Few people could pull off this particular shade of citron yellow, or the puffy sleeve for that matter, but Angela Sarafyan brought it home in this resort 2018 crepe off-the-shoulder Elizabeth Kennedy gown.
A lampshade or feather duster? Perhaps. But we love the exaggerate proportions and stark black and white oragahmi inspired Carolina Herrera gown.
From awkward uterus-inspired dress to liquid silver siren, Anna killed it in her figure hugging custom Sachin & Babi dress and got our vote for “most improved.”