The 2015 Emmy Awards: Fashion Recap

The 2015 Emmy Awards: Fashion Recap

Andy Samberg hosted the 2015 Emmy Awards last Sunday. It honestly might have been the first time I enjoyed the actual show more than the preshow red carpet. I’m usually solely focused on the fashion at award shows, but this time, I was sadly underwhelmed. Although there were some standout pieces, the best word I can use to describe the overall fashion at the Emmys was boring. That being said, lets forget the duds and take a look at the best and worst looks of the night.

Overall Best

Used with permission from the Associated Press.
Emma Roberts poses at the 67th annual Prime Time EmmysUsed with permission from the Associated Press.

My best-dressed pick has to go to Emma Roberts in a beautiful Jenny Packham dress. The Scream Queens actress looked phenomenal from head to toe, rocking an old Hollywood chic look.

Most Interesting

Joanna Newsom walks the red carpet. Photo used with permission from the Associated Press.
Joanna Newsom walks the red carpet. Photo used with permission from the Associated Press.

Although I understand her look isn’t for everyone (and I’ve already seen it on a few worst dressed lists), I think Joanna Newsom’s dress by Delpozo was incredible, if not just for being more interesting than anything else on the carpet. As the host’s wife, she knew she would be in the spotlight more than usual and she really took advantage of that with this piece.

Heidi Klum arrives at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Photo used with permission from the Associated Press.
Heidi Klum arrives at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Photo used with permission from the Associated Press.

Biggest Mess

Heidi Klum in a yellow Versace dress was probably the most disappointing look of the night. For someone who critiques fashion for a living, I was shocked by her decision to wear this dress. If a designer had made this on Project Runway, they’d be packing their bags. Just because it’s Versace doesn’t make it beautiful.

Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 2015 Emmy Awards. Photo used with permission from the Associated Press.
Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 2015 Emmy Awards. Photo used with permission from the Associated Press.

Best Chain Detail

Empire star Taraji P. Henson looked incredible in a black Alexander Wang dress. The chained shoulder detail and sheer skirt gave an interesting twist to the traditional LBD.

Claire Danes arrives at the 67th annual primetime Emmy Awards. Photo used with permission from the Associated Press.
Claire Danes arrives at the 67th annual primetime Emmy Awards. Photo used with permission from the Associated Press.

Worst Chain Detail

One of the worse looks of the night was Claire Danes in a flashy piece by Prada. Although I liked the dress on its own, I think it was meant for someone more young and hip like Cara Delevigne or Gigi Hadid. Claire Danes’ First Lady hair and overall styling just seemed…wrong.

Sarah Hyland. Photo used with permission from the Associated Press.
Sarah Hyland. Photo used with permission from the Associated Press.

Most Elegant

Sarah Hyland of Modern Family fame walked the red carpet in a stunning, sophisticated dress by Zac Posen. Her entire look from her hair to her makeup to her accessories was styled perfectly. Props to her team for pulling off this look so flawlessly.

Laura Prepon in Christian Siriano. Photo used with permission from the Associated Press.
Laura Prepon in Christian Siriano. Photo used with permission from the Associated Press.

 Just Wrong

As a fan of Christian Sirano, I’d like to think this dress would work if it was styled completely differently and worn by someone other than Orange is the New Black star Laura Prepon. Prepon and this dress did not work for me at all. I didn’t enjoy the stark contrast between the gold and the red and her hair and makeup were way too harsh for this look.

Honorable Mentions

Both Lady Gaga and Modern Family star Julie Bowen looked incredible in classic black. Brandon Maxwell was the designer behind Lady Gaga’s ensemble, while Bowen rocked a a piece from Georges Chakra’s couture line.

Sarah Paulson, an Emmy nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie for "American Horror Story: Freak Show," poses at the 67th Emmy Awards. Photo used with permission from the Associated Press.
Sarah Paulson, an Emmy nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie for “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” poses at the 67th Emmy Awards. Photo used with permission from the Associated Press.

Jaimie Alexander, star of the new NBC show Blindspot, and American Horror Story actress Sarah Paulson both rocked glamorous sequins on the red carpet this year. Paulson’s dress was designed by Prabal Gurung, while Alexander’s was by Armani Privé.

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