After a year of virtual ceremonies and socially distanced red carpets, the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards finally returned on Sunday evening, September 19, 2021.
The event, which celebrated the best talent on-screen, was largely virtual in 2020 due to health protocols and restrictions.
This year, the Television Academy allowed a physical event, although attendance was limited to around 600 guests.
Television’s biggest night brought out the neon shades, feathered hemlines, and mile-long trains. It didn’t take much to get stars to dress up, but their vision for the award show was especially glamorous.
The evening’s trends included a lot of colors and an unexpected return of princess-cut gowns with old Hollywood twists. The show was replete with magical fashion moments that fans would surely hold onto as fashion inspiration until next year.
Although there is still a pandemic problem, celebrities got tested and vaccinated. They also took fashion to the next level in their sparkling couture ensembles, pink voluminous gowns, and fabulous tulle prints.
Below are some of the best-dressed celebrities from the 2021 Emmys red carpet.
Billy Porter In Ashi Studio Outfit
On Sunday evening, the “Cinderella” star channeled his fairy god person character when he stepped out in an Ashi Studio outfit that featured folded fabric wings.
Although there was an inclusion of floor-length ruffles, Porter later switched it to shorter wing-shaped panels after realizing that it “didn’t work out.”
“I am the fairy godmother,” he told E! as they interviewed him about his monochromatic top, trousers, and wing-like accents.
In addition to platform shoes, Porter completed his jaw-dropping style with a series of sparkling Lorraine Schwartz jewels. This included ear cuffs, bracelets, a necklace, and rings on almost all of his gloved fingers.
His jewels were reported to be worth more than $1 million.
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He narrowly avoided losing some of his bling, as cameras caught the moment when one of his rings slipped off on the red carpet.
The star is no stranger to show-stopping styles, as he often steps out in elaborate red carpet looks. This ranged from a remote-control hat at the 2020 Grammys to a tuxedo dress at the 2019 Oscars.
Porter was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role of Pray Tell on “Pose.”
Anya Taylor-Joy In Dior Haute Couture
The “Queen’s Gambit” actress wore a yellow Dior dress with a cream-colored halter. Her hair, which was styled into a glamorous high bun, matched the gown’s warm golden-like tone.
She then finished off the look with a bold red lip and glamorous silver Tiffany & Co.
Her series was a recipient of 18 total nominations, including Outstanding Writing and Casting for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. Also, Taylor-Joy’s performance in the series landed her a nomination for Lead Actress.
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Ahead of the ceremony, Taylor-Joy expressed her gratitude for the team and shared her experience while working on the show. “I feel incredibly grateful that people know me for what was really deemed a passion project,” the star noted.
She also gave a shout out to the show’s style, which had its own audience of devoted fans. “The wardrobe was such an important part about bringing Beth to life,” she said. “I was so grateful that Gabrielle Binder and I had the same ideas and really understood each other.”
It wasn’t a surprise that the actress wore Dior to the Emmys. In June, she was spotted at a Dior fashion show in Greece.
This also wasn’t the first time she wore Dior to an awards show. When Taylor-Joy won a Golden Globe award for her “The Queen’s Gambit” performance in March 2021, she wore a green Dior Haute Couture gown to the virtual event.
Gillian Anderson In Chloé
Gillian Anderson had on a custom look by Chloé at the show, where she won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Drama Series. This was for her role as Margaret Thatcher in “The Crown.”
The actress sported a custom-made gown which featured a cropped top with a floor-length skirt hemmed with raw silk fringing.
The top was embellished with crêpe de chine silk tassels. The dress the star donned was designed by Gabriela Hearst, the French fashion house’s new creative director.
Hearst was named Chloé’s creative director in December when she took over from Natacha Ramsay-Levi. She debuted her first collection in March and made sustainability and poise a part of her design process.
Jason Sudeikis In Tom Ford
The star and show co-creator amped up his style game in a luxurious Tom Ford peak tuxedo. He also donned a teal velvet with a white evening shirt and Gianni Chelsea boots.
His shirt had a silk pocket square and ample black bow-tie. He then completed the look with other Tom Ford accessories which included a diamond octagon cufflink and a stud set.
On the red carpet, Sudeikis spoke with CBS Los Angeles about his fashion inspiration. He said, “I really like the color — my friend Sophie had an idea for this color — and I was like ‘Oh that’s great and then this young American designer named Tom Ford made this and they sold it at their shop, and we picked it up,” the star concluded.