Best Dressed at the Emmy’s
THE CATEGORY IS: Emmy Purple Carpet and our judges have determined their scores. Check out our picks for “Best Dressed” below and let us know if you agree or disagree in the comments!
Billy Porter: Michael Kors & Stephen Jones
Billy made history as the first openly gay Black man to win an acting Emmy last night. Naturally, his look would not be outshined. The lead actor of FX’s Pose glistened in head-to-toe sequined suiting, a custom set by Michael Kors topped with a majorly dramatic hat by Stephen Jones.
Judges? 10. 10. 10. 10. 10.
Zendaya: Vera Wang
Zendaya stole the purple carpet pre-show, hands down. The lithe actress served “Old Hollywood Glamour” in a corseted custom Vera. The structured bodice surrendered into a draped silk skirt that floated behind the young starlet in a wand emerald green. The matching stiletto pumps, dripping diamonds, and cascading auburn locks had fashionistas dubbing the look: Poison Ivy.
I literally gasped when I saw her.
Jameela Jamil: Monique Lhuillier
“I wanted to go Grace Kelly. If Grace Kelly had sex with Princess Jasmine, they would make this look,” The Good Place star joked on the carpet mere hours after being gravely ill with gastritis. It’s super-human how well she looked in the sea foam one-shoulder gown and poppy red lip she applied, considering her current health. We are so delighted she pulled through!
Also, homegirl did her own makeup! Damn.
Greta Lee: Christopher John Rogers
Christopher John Rogers pumped up the volume on The Russian Doll actress’ look and it’s a ten in my book. The bustled neon green two-piece could not be ignored on the carpet, receiving high marks across the board!
Indya Moore: Louis Vuitton
The newest face of the legendary house of Louis Vuitton, embraced the role of icon in a sizzling slit-to-hip number, fresh dewy skin framed by a crown of the dopest natural curls. And despite how outstanding they look, they always keep it real confessing to purple carpet host Zanna Roberts Rossi, “Don’t unzip it, my shit is tight. It’s more tricky to exist than it is to walk in this dress.”
Ava DuVernay: Reem Acra
Director extraordinaire and social justice activist (aka ‘who I want to be when I grow up’) Ava DuVerney loves a pocket and a sleeve—as we learned from her cameo on acclaimed stylist, Jason Bolden‘s new show Styling Hollywood.
Even better when spun by the deliriously dreamy workshop at Reem, I’d say. Kudos to the Jason + Ava team.
Kristen Bell: Dior
Kristen Bell’s colorful beaded gown was carefully chosen with the help of her stylist Nicole Chavez, from Dior’s Resort 2020 collection, the first developed by the house’s first female creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri. The stylist explained to InStyle that it was in-line with Bell’s values. “So much of what I do with Kristen is try and find brands that speak to her socially conscious side. This collection showed in Marrakech and was, in essence, a love letter from Dior to Morocco. It featured local artisans, encouraged multi-nationalism,” Chavez told the magazine. Woke Glamour is certainly en vogue these days!