Emmy Awards 2024 Fashion: Best and Worst Dressed On The Red Carpet

Quinta Brunson becomes the first Black actress in 42 years to take home the award for best lead actress in a comedy. Christina Applegate receives a standing ovation as she battles multiple sclerorsis. Casts from Grey’s Anatomy and The Sopranos reunite on stage. These were just some of the biggest moments of the 75th annual Emmy Awards. And then there were the fashion moments at the Emmy Awards 2024.

Emmy Awards 2024 Fashion Moments

Stars like Camila Morrone, Katherine Heigl, Abby Elliot, and Suki Waterhouse “painted the town red” in some of the most jaw-dropping dresses of the night. Others donned retro-inspired looks and contemporary takes on classic Old Hollywood fashion. 

Let’s take a look at the best and worst dressed celebrities on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards 2024.


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Seeing Red 

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Camila Morrone in Atelier Versace

I feel like this gorgeous Versace dress on actress Camila Morrone is one of the most stunning looks of the night and it’s so simple, too. 

Kathryn Heigl in Reem Acra 

Kathryn Heigl has sure made a comeback! 

Sarah Snook in Vivienne Westwood 

Sarah Snook stunned in red Vivienne Westwood when she won her award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series. 

Janelle James in Rodarte 

I wish this dress was better fitted, but I thought the bow embellishments were fun. 

Abby Elliot in Alexander McQueen
Suki Waterhouse in Valentino

You don’t usually see a pregnant celeb in Valentino. A lot of fashion critics raved about this look, but I didn’t like it. She looks like she’s wearing a bib and the drop waist just feels cut in the wrong place. I didn’t like it on the runway, either. 

There were also darker red tones. 

Juliette Lewis in Moschino
Christina Applegate in Christian Siriano 

I loved everything about this look. It was just so completely suited to her silhouette and not too flashy or over-the-top. Possibly my favorite look of the night! 

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Meghann Fahy in Armani Prive 

A beautiful Armani Prive look with crystal-embellished velvet rosettes but what really stands out about this gown is the color. 

Emmy Awards 2024 Fashion: Stand Alone Gowns 

There were a number of red and black/silver gowns on the red carpet (more on the black ones below) but my favorite frocks this evening were the ones that stood out on their own. That is, they didn’t really touch on any obvious color or silhouette style and made an impact without conforming to any particular pattern. 

Rachel Broshanan in Atelier Versace

This look was gorgeous and very, very different from the others. It was inspired by a dress from the Versace Spring-Summer 1995 collection.   

Emma Brooks McAllister in Do Long

Up there with Christina Applegate for my favorite look of the night and its because of the way this model wore it so beautifully. I love the silhouette and draped skirt on this naked illusion dress. 

Jessica Chastain in Gucci

I absolutely hate this color. But Jessica Chastain could wear a potato sack and make it look ravishing. See (Padma Lakshmi in same color below under the Worst Dressed category.)

Aubrey Plaza in Loewe

Not sure I totally understand this retro-inspired yellow dress featuring an oversize pin on the bib, but Aubrey really pulled it off – and that’s not easy! 

Selena Gomez in Oscar de la Renta

No one looked even remotely as interesting as Selena Gomez at the ceremony, and that’s saying something.

Taraji P Henson in Atelier Versace

This is a stunning Versace look on Taraji P Henson. 

Jenna Ortega in Dior

Most celebs can’t pull off the short dress look (see Quinta Brunson in crumpled satin) but Jenna did and it in part because the dress itself is simply stunning. 

Sheryl Lee Ralph in Christian Siriano 

At first glance, I wasn’t sure, but in the end, I liked it! 

Amy Poehler in Roland Mouret 

I wasn’t sure whether to feature this because it wasn’t the most amazing dress of the night, but it IS quite lovely. 

Simona Tabasco in Marni

I almost put this in the Worst Dressed category, and maybe some of you believe it belongs there. I’m not a huge fan of the shorter dresses as I mentioned above and at first glance, the print looks too busy. But if you look at the frock up-close, you’ll see that it’s fun and actually quite intricate in its pattern. I believe she wore it very well. 

By the way, love the name 😉 

Black and Metallics 

Some wore black. Some wore metallics. And some wore both. Here are my favorite black and silver looks of the night. 

Ayo Edibiri in Louis Vuitton

This is definitely my favorite black look of the night. But let’s look at some others.

Christina Ricci in Saint Laurent

This is one of the reasons everyone was saying there was a retro-inspired trend on the red carpet.

Keri Russell in Alexandre Vauthier

Party on the top, straight and narrow on the bottom. 

Elizabeth Debicki in Dior

She’s had a fabulous awards season run and it’s only just begun! 

Lizzy Caplan in Yohji Yamamoto

Quite gothic, but still nice. 

Jennifer Coolidge in Etro

I’d love to see her in something other than black. 

Niecy Nash Betts in Greta Constantine

Way to thank yourself for looking gorgeous, Niecy Nash Betts! 

Mixed Black and Metallic

There were a couple of mixed black and metallic looks that caught my attention.

Juno Temple in Vera Wang

There was something I really liked about this peplum number.

Riley Keough in Chanel

It’s not something I would normally expect from Chanel. 

And now for the metallics.

Laverne Cox in Thierry Mugler

Quite possibly the best look I’ve ever seen on Laverne Cox – except for the hair, of course. I prefer it dark. I didn’t even realize it was a two-piece set. It reminds me of something a sea urchin would wear. Quite fitting it’s an archival Mugler spring 1989 gown named “Les Echineides” or “Sea Urchins.” 

Natasha Lyonne in Schiaparelli

Natasha Lyonne is one of the most interesting fashion icons in my book. I’ve loved her ever since I saw her in Slums of Beverly Hills. This Schiaparelli look is memorable, particularly because of the trompe l’oeil knit-on bust. 

Worst Dressed 

Issa Rae in Pamella Roland

You’re likely not going to agree with me on this one. I get it – she was doing something different and risky, and something about the way she wears this Pamella Roland makes it look better than the other worst dressed looks on this list. But otherwise, it’s just a shaggy carpet paper bag dress with no shape whatsoever and I just don’t like it. 

Quinta Brunson in Dior

Another look you may or may not agree deserves to be in this category. But Dior can do no wrong, right? Not exactly. The color is nice. I’m not even so bothered with the length. But what is it about the crinkled satin look that some actually go for? It looks like she forgot to steam the dress before she put it on. 

Padma Lakshmi in Marchesa 

OK, here we go. I absolutely hate this color and you have to be a stunning fashion icon like Jessica Chastain to even attempt to wear it. Grecian goddess she is not and I’m so sad that this is actually Marchesa. 

Ali Wong in Louis Vuitton

This is Louis Vuitton, so it must be great, right? Wrong! This is not a dress for the Emmys. Maybe for a garden party or a lunch. Too much going on and it just doesn’t fit the elegance that came with the night. 

Kathryn Hahn in Dior

Why??? Of all the Dior looks you probably had to choose from, why did you pick this one, Kathyrn Hahn? 

Ellen Pompeo in Monique Lhuillier

Looks like Ellen and Kathryn decided to coordinate their looks. Beyond that, I’m not sure when the sheer look (with bra showing) ever came back in style. There’s a more elegant way to flaunt sexy sheer and this is not it. 

Tracee Ellis Ross in Sportsmax

I’ve seen a lot of fantastic Tracee Ellis Ross looks over the years. I’ve even featured her once or twice on the blog as a style icon. This is not one of the pieces that showcases her killer style.

Do you have a favorite Emmy Awards 2024 fashion look?

– Simona Shemer 

Photos: Red Carpet Fashion Awards, People.com, WWD 

You may like to read more of Simona’s celebrity style posts like Golden Globes Awards 2024 Fashion: The Standouts and The So-Sos and The Best Dressed Celebrities of 2023: Our Top 5 Favorites.

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