I think I mentioned last week at some point that I was curious to see what the level of fashion would be at the Emmys after Venice and TIFF because, well, the stars threw it down in Venice and Toronto. So, to be honest, after so many showstopping looks from the festivals, 80% of it courtesy of Jodie Turner-Smith (!), most of what we saw at the Emmys was a bit underwhelming for me. That’s not to say it was sh-tty, but I wasn’t gasping, you know?
Still, there were some highlights in the sparkle and shimmer department.
I really enjoyed Sandra Oh in this purple sequined pantsuit with the low-cut blouse. And especially the decision to wear the blazer off the shoulders. Which I consider to be a skill. We are seeing it more and more these days and to me it’s like physics. How do they manage it without the jacket falling off? Does it lead to muscle soreness because you don’t want it to slip? Like a loser I have tried this at home in front of the mirror and I can’t walk two steps and turn so I admire anyone who can step onto a red carpet and make this work.
As for Reese Witherspoon, I didn’t think I would be writing about her today because she was a longshot to win and because I wasn’t expecting her to be wearing anything noteworthy. Not saying that this Armani Privé is all that special but it’s a lot more exciting than what she’s given us on the red carpet in a few years, and that’s before COVID. The blue and black sequins are gorgeous together. The fit is perfect. I quite like that it kinda looks like a wrapped towel around her body. And that’s an exquisite neckpiece.
We’re getting tighter and tighter now with the dresses – how about Christina Ricci in this bronzy gold Fendi by Kim Jones though?
I call this style of dress a Baywatch dress. Remember Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars in 2011 in that red Calvin Klein Baywatch dress?
Similar vibes, with even more side-boob, and much more elevated with the sequins. The fit on Christina is sublime. The banged bob is just perfect, a signature for her. And the makeup is outstanding.
And finally, if we’re talking body-con, then eventually we’ll always get to Versace. Lily James in Versace, metallic brown, and kind of a throwback to the kind of dresses we were seeing a lot of in the 2000s. It’s practically molded onto her body, not an inch to spare, and flawlessly constructed. Few designers can construct this kind of cling while maintaining the luxury of it all the way Donatella does consistently.