Sunday, September 20th marked one of the most talked about nights in Award Show television, the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards.
While Award Season is officially underway, we are still very much in a worldwide pandemic and thus the coveted Red Carpet isn't quite the extravaganza this Fashion-Focused Millenial anxiously awaits. Nevertheless, I very much appreciate the handful of celebs who honored this time-tested tradition and showed up and showed OUT with the lewks.
I do want to take a moment to send congratulations to one of my favorite shows EVER - Schitt's Creek. While you'll see one of the stars made my Best Dressed list below (hint, hint), the entire cast and crew deserved the hoards of accolades (9 Emmy's total - the most ever nabbed by a comedy series in a single season!!!) they received last night and I'm so happy for them all. Now if only the show would come back that would be great thanks...
In addition, a huge congratulations to Zendaya for also making history last night and becoming the youngest star to win an Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama. It should come as no surprise that you'll also see her on the Best Dressed List as her stylist Law Roach, was truly on top of his game last night. It's almost like he knew he was dressing a Winner.
That being said, let's get to the good stuff. Here you have it my friends, the Red Carpet Recap for the 2020 Emmy's (in no particular order - although you can likely tell by my commentary below who my personal fave was).
Haas STUNS in Chanel Haute Couture. I mean can we talk about that FACE?! I love that she's pulled back her hair in a tight bun, allowing the dress to be a statement all on its own. The dainty jewelry is merely icing on this already impeccable cake.
H.E.R. can do no wrong when it comes to fashion. I love that she's not only honoring her own Asian heritage but also an incredibly prolific, female, Asian Designer, Vera Wang. I was especially drawn to the modernized details in this particular silhouette with her tapered waist and bold color palette. And you know she's always going to add a little edge with her accessories, too.
I was immediately drawn to this bold and albeit unusual color combination in Erivo's Versace mini. First of all, this silhouette was designed for her body. She looks strong, she looks beautiful and she looks bold. All eyes are definitely on Erivo in this lime green and purple mini with shoulder detail and embellishments.
As previously mentioned, Zendaya's Stylist, Law Roach, must have had the premonition that he was dressing a winner baby because she turned heads with not one but TWO Red Carpet looks last night. You know what they say, dress for the job you want and honey, Zendaya dressed like an Emmy Award Winner last night.
Another nominee who stunned the Red Carpet with TWO show-stopping looks last night. It should come as no surprise that Law Roach also styled Kerry Washington and might I add went to great lengths providing the most beautiful options for both women as evidenced by their impeccable looks. I am absolutely awestricken by Washington's blunt bob which truly was the best accessory for both the edgy Dolce and Gabbana look as well as the fresh and feminine Oscar de la Renta number.
Levy was a winner not only during the Award Show last night but on the Red Carpet as well. The entire cast of Schitt's Creek looked so polished but Dan took the cake for me. Just like his character, David, Dan Levy is known to make a splash and a statement when it comes to fashion and last night's Red Carpet was exactly that. He looks sophisticated but with an edgy, androgynous twist and I loved every second of it.
Words escape me when it comes to talking about this dress. I think we can all agree that Tracee Ellis Ross is absolutely glowing! When you look good you feel good and I think it's safe to say Ross is feeling fan-freaking-tastic! I find myself noticing something new every time I look at this gown. From the high-low cut, a style I don't traditionally love might I add, to the embellishments at the waist, to the sheer volume of ruffles throughout, I adore every inch of this dress.
Could I even consider myself a Fashion Blogger if I didn't include Regina King in Schiaparelli on the list?! Let me help you out, the answer is no. Talk about no words - I am left absolutely speechless with this one. King is next level ICONIC with this "Lady in the Blue Dress" number. Something I especially enjoyed about this year's "Red Carpet" was the vast array of "Red Carpet Locations." The fact that King staged a rooftop scene in order to pay proper respects to this gown truly elevated this moment and her presence to the top of the Best Dressed List.
And that, my friends is the Red Carpet Recap: 2020 Emmy's. While Red Carpets are still not traditional by any means, my hat goes off to stylists and actors alike who honored this moment in the Award Show calendar by dressing up. Even if it meant just for rooftop pictures, hey, sometimes that can cement you in history as a true Fashion Icon.