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The stars go full glam at Emmys, with a few quirky exceptions

TV stars have hit the red carpet at the 2022 Primetime Emmy Red Carpet at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

September 13, 2022
By Leanne Italie
13 September 2022

Hannah Waddingham wore Dolce & Gabbana with bedazzled high-top sneakers while Elle Fanning went Old Hollywood in a gown designed by Sharon Long of her show, Catherine, as glamour returned to the Emmys in sticky Los Angeles humidity.

Waddingham, from Ted Lasso, showed off her comfy white shoes beneath her corseted strapless pink look. Fanning, her hair in a pinned-back bob, said she wanted to honour the creatives on her show that provided her with her first Emmys nod. Fanning’s look was black and pink, embellished at the chest.

Sarah L Thompson. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

“I’ve always been inspired by the Old Hollywood glam of the ’50s,” Fanning said.

Nominee Sheryl Lee Ralph of Abbott Elementary had a fashion faux pas before arriving at the Emmys.

“A designer gave my co-star and me the same sketch for the same gown,” she said, having discovered it on set when Lisa Ann Walter showed Ralph what she was wearing to the awards.

“Up until five days ago I had no gown so Brandon Blackwood stepped up. He was in Japan and started rendering the gown on his Pacific flight,” Ralph said.

Britt Lower. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Ralph was resplendent in a black velvet strapless gown with orange underside and a slit to her upper thigh. She carried a tiny orange purse.

Connie Britton was in a goddess gown by Monique Lhuillier in a soft pink, a cape-like effect at the back. Britt Lower, from Severance, donned a Venetian beaded gown in gold with matching elbow-length gloves. There were cut-outs up top and thin embellished straps.

“It felt like I wanted to wear outer space. I have an appreciation for fabrics, my mom was a home economics teacher. I feel great in it,” Lower said.

Laverne Cox. (Jae C Hong/AP)

Laverne Cox and Himesh Patel helped kick off the parade of fashion, she in a bold black armour-esque Jean Paul Gaultier Couture mini and he in a white print tuxedo jacket, eschewing the usual evening black. Royal blue on Sarah Thompson (a Yellowjackets writer), marigold yellow and more – bright colour was a strong starter of the night.

“I’m quite warm, I’m in a three-piece suit. I love this suit, but I wasn’t expecting the heat,” Patel said.

Natasha Rothwell of The White Lotus chose red for a gown with balloon short sleeves and a hot commodity on fashion carpets – pockets! Megan Stalter also went for red in a sheer dress that celebrated her curves.

Natasha Rothwell. ( Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Megan Stalter. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Stalter, from Hacks, was in burned-out velvet by Norma Kamali. She had a faux red rose pinned between her breasts.

“It took my breath away and my words. It’s kind of a sexy dress. It’s wild like me,” she said.

Jung Ho-yeon, the it girl and Louis Vuitton ambassador from Squid Game, wore an all-around, multicoloured figure-hugging look from the brand. It was custom in a tweed design with all-around sequins. Her jewels were Vuitton, too.

Jean Smart. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

“I still can’t believe it. It hasn’t sunk in yet, but I’m just going to enjoy the day and cherish the moment,” she said of her nomination.

Some of the men dismissed black for all-white tuxedos, including Nicholas Braun from Succession in a double-breasted tux from Christian Dior. Andrew Garfield also went for white. Speaking of white, Jean Smart decided on it, too, with an elegant collar that fell off one shoulder. Ellie Saab designed Kerry Washington’s short draped dress with a long overskirt and a riot of organza lilies on one shoulder.

Smart’s gown was made by Christian Siriano, as was the white look of Laura Linney.

Kristen Schaal. (Jae C Hong/AP)

Robin Thede also wore Siriano in stunning pastel blue, while Jerrod Carmichael went furry in a long, white fox fur coat. Carmichael laughed at the heat and humidity.

“This was Puff Daddy’s coat. He wore it in a video,” the Saturday Night Live comic said.

Carmichael was shirtless under the fur and wore a sunburst platinum necklace. His black satin pants were accented by the top of his white underwear peaking out. He was sockless in his black loafers.

Ariana DeBose. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

“I want to feel like a king,” he said.

Comedian Emily Heller, meanwhile, went in a different direction. She had a Kick Me sign on the back of her short floral dress, and a bit of toilet paper stuck to one shoe.

Emily Heller. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
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