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30 Emmys Red Carpet Looks That Made Instant Fashion History


We love a red-carpet moment. The glitz, the glamour, the spectacle of it all is complete and total escapism — not to mention it offers a great opportunity for us to pick and choose our own favorite looks of the night! Amongst the awards season ceremonies, there’s one event where the biggest stars in the TV industry align: the Emmy Awards!

Over the decades, the Emmys have presented some unforgettable moments. But while the show itself is a fun watch, nothing really compares to the red-carpet fashion we get to see in the moments leading up to the ceremony. Since its inception, the Emmys has become the perfect runway for TV stars to work their fashionable looks. We’ve seen everything from the jewel tones of Vera Wang to the fabulous, tailored suits of Michael Kors, and we’ve fawned over practically every single one!

It’s hard to choose the very best of the best when it comes to Emmys red carpet looks, but we’ve done our best to narrow down some of the most memorable and stunning dresses and suits we’ve seen throughout the past few decades. Yes, that means we’re taking it back to Diahann Carroll’s flawless ‘80s posing, Oprah Winfrey’s gorgeous ‘90s frock, all the way to the 2019 red carpet where the stars showed off some Avant guard style with classic silhouettes. Check out the best Emmys red carpet looks through the years!

A version of this article was originally published in Sept 2021. 

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