The red carpet was transformed into a majestic shade of purple for the 71st Emmy Awards primetime award. And the celebrities arriving for the show embraced the color change with a rather regal approach to evening wear that turned heads and ignited social media.
The entrance to the evening saw an unusual amount of gold, with Russian Doll star Natasha Lyon and Veep actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus among the most eye-catching. There were also plenty of shiny metallics, such as Isla Fisher, Chrissy Mets and Patricia Clarkson, among others.
Fairytale dresses – complete with flowing chiffon and layers of tulle – were also in the works, from actress Brittany Snow to J.J. Mendel's Strapless Halsey Strapless Pink Dress.
Changing the color of the carpet also gave participants a chance to play with shades of red and pink that they might otherwise have avoided. Mandy Moore in the stunning work of designers Brandon Maxwell, Sandra Oh and Vera Farmiga were among those who made it aplomb.
With "Game of Thrones" leading nominations by night, the series' stars were among some of the night's most talked about. In particular, Emilia Clark chuckled at a swaying Valentino number. But no one could match Gwendoline Christie for theatrical games – the exclusive supporting actress nominee appeared in flowing outfits that would not look out of place in the show's medieval inspired set.
A Brief History of the Red Carpet bee jacket sleeveless jacket. Elsewhere, men have found many ways to break the tradition – from the understated (see Sterling K. Brown suit in brown and Maershall Ali in forest green) to the bold (see Stephen Canals velvet sleeves and fancy pink suit). RuPaul
Of course, no red carpet in 2019 would be complete without Billy Porter, who consistently made headlines with his bold choices and intricate entrances. which he paired with a miller's hat statement Stephen Jones.
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