The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards were chock full of moments that we will remember long after the actors who won coveted trophies go home with their prize. There was Billy Porter, of course, being the first openly gay actor to win Best Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Pose. There was Alex Borenstein’s acceptance speech featuring her powerful Holocaust surviving grandmother. Then there was the laughter that took presenters Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner by surprise when they didn’t get the joke. And there was the standing ovation for the Game of Thrones cast. But above all, there was the Emmy Awards 2019 red carpet fashion.
As in every awards ceremony, there were the standouts, the trends and a number of fashionistas that donned ‘WTF were you thinking?’ styles. And sadly there were quite a lot of those this year.
Let’s take a look at some of the best and worst fashion on the 2019 red carpet. (Actually it was a purple carpet.)
Emmy Awards 2019 Red Carpet Fashion
Pink and Red Combo
I didn’t get the memo about the pink and red trend but apparently more than one designer label did. It was on many celebs, with gowns that were hits (Susan Kelechi Watson) and gowns that were misses (sorry, Taraji P!) I’m not sure how I feel about it but it sure is different – maybe in a good way?
Some A-line here, some puffy sleeves there for this (ahem) “unique” color combination that took us all by surprise.
This dress had just about everything in it – sequins, embroidery, and power! It was truly a standout piece for the actress.
In a sea of sequins and solid colors, this shiny Elie Saab number was a breath of fresh air, no matter how strange it seems to wrap around her neck and bust.
This was the most talked about look of the evening – with comparisons to Pope Francis leading the pack.
I’m not sure I love the see-through bodice, but this dress was on all the Best Dressed lists, probably for being so different.
The Black and Blues Have It
Black seems to be more fitting for a funeral rather than a large awards event but these ladies somehow pulled it off with time to spare.
This dress is more midnight blue than it is black but I still added it to the list.
Unfortunately I also need to show you some of the worst Emmy Awards 2019 red carpet fashion. What were they thinking?
Yeah, no, Anna Chlumsky. Your gown looked like it had paint splattered on it.
The idea of wearing a pant/shirt combo rather than a gown has been picking up lately, except in this case Kerry’s pants were way too long. This just wasn’t the right occasion to wear this.
I’m a fan of Lela Rose but I’m not a fan of this strange pale yellow ensemble on Busy Phillips (which looks better when cameras aren’t flashing because it’s more of a canary yellow.) It literally looks sporty up top and way too tull-y at the bottom. It’s also kind of see-through. Also, why couldn’t she leave her gorgeous blonde hair to match the dress? Or would that have been too matchy-matchy? It wasn’t a good idea for her to stand next to best pal Michelle Williams all night because there was no contest. Michelle just looked ten times better.
I love when Sophie Turner wears Louis Vuittion, but this half-opened tulip dress is not a good look on her and it’s not the right color. It washes her out.
This was not a good look on Gwyneth Paltrow. Sure it’s a 1963 Valentino, so yeah, got the sophisticated vintage effect going on. But what are those feathers attached to her wrist? And why was she holding it in such a strange way when she did that slow walk everyone is buzzing about? It almost felt like it was going to fall apart on her. And she was just dragging those feathers along.
Which were your favorite looks of the evening?
You may also like to read more of Simona’s celebrity reviews like Academy Awards 2019 Fashion: Best and Worst Dressed Celebrities, The Grammy Awards 2019 Fashion: The Good, The Bad and The WTF? and Met Gala 2019 was “Camp” on Steroids.
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