Dressed for Skill

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Reviewing the Emmy’s red carpet fashion

By Karrie Comfort   Staff Writer, Photos from Vogue.com

The 68th Annual Primetime Emmys Awards have come and gone in another spectacular display, recognizing the very best in television. 

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the event this year, with on-point jokes and every actor in the audience received a PB&J with a personal note from his mom. What made this cute gesture better was having the snacks be personally handed out by the Netflix “Stranger Things” cast.

But in my opinion, the best part of the Emmy’s is what happens off-screen and hits the red carpet, so let’s take a look at the best dressed at this year’s 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards!

Sophie Turner – Valentino

This actress from across the pond stars in the popular “Game of Thrones” series, but she wasn’t playing games with her killer outfit. Dressed in a semi-sheer black Valentino gown, complete with lace underlay and loose pleating, this look seemed effortless. 

Neicy Nash – Christian Siriano

Channeling some serious Jackie O class, Nash’s curve-hugging white mermaid style gown swept the floor. Not to mention the modified sweetheart neckline added some extra pizazz. A small train made sure people saw her walk in.

Priyanka Chapra – Jason Wu

Wow, we would expect nothing less from the amazing Miss World winner than a stunning red gown from renowned designer, Jason Wu. This Indian actress, most recognized for her performance in the ABC show “Quantico,” graced the carpet in a gown gathered simply at the waist with a single shoulder strap and two asymmetrical waist cut-outs.

Tori Kelly – Puale Ka

Now we are well aware that Tori is not a TV star, but this world famous pop singer gave a touching musical performance for the “In Memoriam” portion of the program. 

Her vocals weren’t the only incredible thing—her black velvet mermaid paired with silver jewelry and clutch were simple, giving off some nostalgic Hollywood vibes. 

Rami Malek - Dior

Looking quite debonair in his white Dior Tuxedo jacket, this outstanding Egyptian-American actor from “Mr. Robot” walked away with the award for Best Leading Actor in a Drama Series. His outfit was complete with subtle black buttons on a white dress shirt and black bow tie. 

Now it just wouldn’t be fair to exclude an outfit that more or less missed the mark. 

Amy Poehler, a much loved comedian, wore a Pamella Roland dress picked off the New York Fashion Week runway. Unfortunately, just because something hits the catwalk, doesn’t make it an award-winning outfit. 

Although Amy is obviously a stunner, the sparkly cape gives off more of a “grandma-shawl” vibe and does nothing for her figure. The dress might have had shimmer, but it fell flat on the delivery.

As always, this year’s Emmys was just as much about what happened on the red carpet as well what happened on stage. What we got on the former were some pretty awesome — and not so awesome — pieces of fashion.


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