Nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series five years in a row for The Office, Mindy Kaling has attended the Emmy Awards nearly every year since 2006. While she did take a multi-year hiatus as she adjusted to her new life as a parent of one, then two, Kaling returned to the red carpet in 2021 in an elegant Carolina Herrara look that had our jaws on the floor.
She’s worn other big names throughout the years, including Salvador Perez and St. John, and she’s experimented with color more often than not, which is always exciting to see on the red carpet. We can’t wait to find out what she’ll wear for this year’s Emmys, but until the big reveal, we’re taking a walk down memory lane to revisit each of Kaling’s Emmys ensembles throughout the past 16 years. Some withstand the test of time for a look that would wow even today, while others lived their moment that year and that year only — a range that most longtime Emmys attendees also display in the history books!
Read on for details on each of Kaling’s 15 Emmys ensembles.