Best Dressed 2021 Emmys – European Fashion vs Hollywood Glamor
It was the story of two cities, with this year’s Emmy Awards red carpet stretching from London to Los Angeles with predictable fashion results.
Guests of the American ceremony embraced Hollywood glamor, while the British outpost, populated by The crown cast, engaged in unbridled European experimentation.
Well and really in the lead, non-binary actress Emma Corrin sprinted out of Princess Diana’s impending shadow in a potentially understated creation from Miuccia Prada’s Miu Miu label. On its own, the monastic column dress in a biscuit hue was an example of understated chic, but paired with a cap that could have been stolen from the ensemble. The Handmaid’s Tale and fingerless gloves with a deadly claw-shaped manicure, it was surprisingly original.
Winner of an Emmy and Corrin’s The crown co-star Gillian Anderson also entered neutral territory, with a cropped ivory dress by Chloe designer Natacha Ramsay-Levi, but across the Atlantic the preference was for the solid colors sampled in the spectrum of the rainbow, stopping at fluorescent shades for Kaley Cuoco in Vera Wang and I can destroy you ‘s Michaela Coel in Christopher John Rogers Cropped.
American Crime Story’s Sarah Paulson in voluminous Carolina Herrera red with social distancing sleeves, Schitt ‘Creeks Dan Levy in a layered cobalt blue suit from Valentino and Blackish actress Yara Shahidi in Christian Dior green with a New Look silhouette perfectly covered the primary colors at Ground Zero in LA.
The welcome return of black outfits appeared through saturation. For years, black has been ignored, with stars fearful of being mistaken for helmeted ushers or the waiter they once were.
Grey’s AnatomyYes veteran Ellen Pompeo in an Elie Saab jumpsuit with Renaissance shoulders and rhinestone details, and WandaVision ‘s Kathryn Hahn in a Lanvin jumpsuit with a statement buckle stood out from the service staff. Easttown mareKate Winslet ignored the jumpsuit memo and played it safe in a tasteful plunge dress from Armani, which provided the perfect backdrop for her trophy.