Gussied-up celebrities in glittery sequins, sparkling jewels and dapper tuxedos made their way along the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet on Monday, and for sartorial spectators, it was all in the details.
Away from the din of the shutterbugs, the stars and nominees cheerfully greeted one another and chatted up red-carpet reporters about television's biggest night.
For those wondering what it's like to be amid the trendy thoroughfare, Los Angeles Times videographers Bethany Mollenkof and Spencer Bakalar captured candid moments from this year's lead-up to the Nokia Theatre event, peppered with details of swirling draperies, taut bow ties and perfected hair flips.
Glimpse Betsy Brandt's manicure and homage to her "Breaking Bad" alter ego's penchant for purple, Cicely Tyson's bountifully shimmering cap and Minnie Driver fanning herself to stay cool on the sweltering promenade.
"House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey made jokes, perennial Emmy winner and "Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons jittered, and Laverne Cox fluttered her eyelashes in a way that would make her character Sophia Burset hold her head high.
Watch the red-carpet rewind highlight reel above.
In order of appearance, the video presents: "Orange Is the New Black's" Taylor Schilling, "Mad Men's" January Jones, "Girls" star Allison Williams, Betsy Brandt, E! personality Kelly Osbourne, "OITNB's" Michelle Hurst and Taryn Manning, "True Detective" star Matthew McConaughey and wife Camila Alves, Minnie Driver, "Entertainment Tonight's" Nancy O'Dell with "Modern Family's" Sofia Vergara, supporting actor in a drama winner Aaron Paul, newly crowned "Dancing With the Stars" judge Julianne Hough, Samira Wiley of "OITNB," Melissa Rauch of "The Big Bang Theory," supporting actor in a comedy winner Ty Burrell, Michael Potts of "True Detective," "Girls" star and creator Lena Dunham, late-night host Stephen Colbert, Kevin Spacey, Jim Parsons, RJ Mitte of "Breaking Bad," "Luther" star Idris Elba, Cicely Tyson, "Game of Thrones" actress Natalie Dormer, "American Horror Story: Coven's" Angela Bassett, "Mad Men" players Jon Hamm and Teyonah Parris, "Will & Grace" alum Debra Messing and Laverne Cox.