On Monday, television’s biggest names gathered at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater for the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards. The event was held in its normal home for the first time since 2019, when last year’s ceremony was downsized amid rising Covid-19 cases. Stars took advantage of the return to normalcy in classic silhouettes and ensembles rich in elegant detailing. The red carpet turned gold for the evening, and attendees from “Severance” actor Britt Lower to Amanda Seyfried in Armani Privé opted for sparkling or sequined ensembles to match. Among them, Lily James stood out in a Versace gown made from bronze metal mesh, while Christina Ricci stunned in a shimmering gown by Fendi.
There was a rainbow of pastel colors on the red carpet. “Yellowjackets” star Melanie Lynskey wore a mint-green tulle gown by Christian Siriano and Ariana DeBose wowed in an ethereal lavender dress that featured a cutout bodice and floral embellishment. Many of the evening’s men played it safe in classic tuxedos and tailored suits (aside from a bare-chested Jerrod Carmichel). Bowen Yang and Himesh Patel both brought their ensembles to life with patterned jackets, and “Ted Lasso” star Toheeb Jimoh’s suit featured a dangling waist tie.
The unexpected menswear look of the night was all-white or all-cream suits. Nicholas Braun, Andrew Garfield and Seth Rogen (in Dior Men and Zegna, respectively) were joined by John Legend in embracing the trend.