On Monday night, the stars of television gathered at Los Angeles’s Microsoft Theater for the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards. The event marked the first time since 2019 that television’s biggest night was held at its usual home. And stars took advantage of the return to normalcy in classic silhouettes and ensembles rich in elegant detailing. From “Severance” actor Britt Lower to Amanda Seyfried in Armani Privé, attendees sported sparkling or sequined ensembles to match the gold theme of the evening. 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.
Elements of pastel, including mint green and lavender, appeared on the Golden Globes red carpet. 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 celebrities embraced cutout dresses, including Jasmin Savoy Brown’s Christopher Kane dress and Issa Rae’s ivory and black gown, which offered flashes of torso. Julia Garner, who went on to win Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for “Ozark,” wore a Gucci dress with a striking diamond-shaped design. Many of the evening’s men played it safe in classic tuxedos (aside from Jerrod Carmichel). Bowen Yang and Himesh Patel both brought their ensembles to life with patterned jackets and 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, Zegna, and Alexander McQueen, respectively) were joined by John Legend in embracing the trend.