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Fashion moments on the Emmys gold carpet

| Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ruby Le

Awards season: a time to celebrate a long list of celebrities as they step out of their black Escalades onto the red carpet or, in the case of the Emmys, the gold carpet. A time to judge them for outfits which, out of context, are somewhat bizarre and never practical. We do it because fashion, whether considered materialistic or not, is something everyone can look unto and enjoy. If we consider the work of television and film as art, we must undoubtedly consider the creation of red carpet garb the same. At this year’s Emmys, the following looks were the most stunning fashion moments.

To start, Tracee Ellis Ross’ Valentino Haute Couture dress was a showstopper. The vivid hot-pink gown is not your mother’s off-the-shoulder. The sleeves are humongous, puffing out in a total abundance of color. The waist is cinched with a beautiful full skirt. The “Black-ish” actress finished her look with bold orange eye makeup and a pink lip. Tracee, as always, you do not disappoint.

Next, let’s talk Tiffany Haddish, winner of the award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Her beach-ball-colored, deep-V dress is Grecian in style but has a less-than-classical meaning behind it. With the help of designer Prabal Gurung, the bold colors of the dress represent Haddish’s father’s Eritrean heritage, referencing the colors of the country’s flag. This is a bright, elegant look with a great story to back it up.

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story actress, stunned in a black gown with a fitted bodice and large round skirt of black feathers. The Oscar de la Renta dress is a modern twist on a classic black gown. I love its texture and mixture of dark and feminine tones.

Leslie Jones, the hilarious comic from “Saturday Night Live,” wowed us in an iridescent pant suit by designer Christian Siriano. This looks is so awesome because it really embodies Jones’s outgoing and glowing personality. It’s visually magical to see the bright pink material change to hues of purple and green. And I would be remiss not to mention that I love to see a woman rocking a suit. Jones clearly isn’t afraid to take a fashion risk, and we thank her for it.

Next, we celebrate the deep crimson dress worn by Sandra Oh. The actress is best known for her role as Christina Yang on “Grey’s Anatomy” but was nominated for her role on “Killing Eve,” making her the first Asian woman to be nominated in a Lead Actress category. The Ralph and Russo gown has beautiful ruby, jeweled detailing on its short sleeves, midriff and down the neckline. The straight, wrap style skirt is also effortless.

To finish with some men’s looks, I praise the young actors from “Stranger Things.” The four teens from the sci-fi Netflix show looked incredible and are possibly the best-dressed males from the awards show. Wearing suits from iconic fashion houses like Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana, they play with color and texture. Gaten Matarazzo wore a mustard velvet jacket, while Noah Schnapp wore a white, modern, emblem-covered Fendi look. Caleb McLaughlin wore an all-white outfit featuring a crinkled-texture suit, and Finn Wolfhard kept it clean and simple in a more traditional black and white tux with velvet jacket for flare. I’m happy to see a group of young actors making such unique, forward-thinking statements with fashion.

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