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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.