The must-see fashion from the Emmys 2021 red carpet

Adam Tschorn highlights the most colorful of arrivals at the Emmys.

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The Emmys red carpet is back!

One year after an unprecedented remote ceremony brought festive pajamas and home decor to television’s biggest night, there was plenty of glam Sunday as the stars came out for the 2021 edition.

While the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over, and this year’s celebration was pared down compared to normal, at least there was a red carpet this time around — and we covered it. Times photographers and fashion experts joined forces to bring you the best looks of the night.

Eye-searingly bright colors? Outsize belt buckles? Dueling leg slits? And fashion’s preeminent peacock unfurling his black, pleated plumage in slow motion? If anyone thought the 2021 Emmy Awards arrivals wouldn’t be as big a visual feast this year, especially following so closely on the stylish heels of the Met Gala (held just days ago on the opposite coast), they’d be sorely — and wonderfully — mistaken.

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Here’s a closer look at some of the standout style that came down the red carpet at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night at the Event Deck at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. Check out the photos below.

Bowen Yang

Bowen Yang in a tux with silver boots on the red carpet.
Bowen Yang is full-on Ermenegildo Zegna tux down to the ankles, and then it’s four inches of David Bowie silver platform boots from there to the floor.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Jason Sudeikis

A man in a dark green suit
Jason Sudeikis in Tom Ford (with Stance Eazy-E socks). Who had money on Jason Sudeikis in an ironic hoodie as a fashion callback at the #Emmys2021? Well, you lost. He wore blue velvet.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Billy Porter

Billy Porter raises an arm on the red carpet.
Billy Porter in Ashi Studio can unfurl his fabric wingspan on the red carpet like nobody’s business.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo in Louis Vuitton.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
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Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet in a long dark V-neck gown on the red carpet.
Sometimes plain and simple is the way to go. Kate Winslet is teaching the master class in a custom black silk cady Giorgio Armani Privé evening gown with a chiffon bust and petite bell sleeves.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Beth Behrs

A woman in a light-pink gown on the red carpet.
Beth Behrs in a Georges Hobeika gown.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Dan Levy

Dan Levy in blue Valentino Haute Couture.
Dan Levy in Valentino Haute Couture.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Find out the winners of this year’s Emmys right here. We’ll be updating the list live throughout the show.

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez strikes a pose in an aqua gown.
Michaela Jaé Rodriguez in vintage Atelier Versace.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn.
Kathryn Hahn in Lanvin hits the Emmys red carpet with what appears to be André the Giant’s belt buckle.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson in a sparkly black and silver low-cut Elie Saab gown.
Taraji P. Henson in Elie Saab.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy.
Anya Taylor-Joy was truly a joy to behold thanks to a pale yellow Dior Haute Couture dress in silk lingerie satin paired with a sunny yellow opera coat. When it comes to red-carpet dressing that’s a checkmate.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Michaela Coel

Michaela Coel.
Michaela Coel in Christopher John Rogers.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington on the red carpet in a lavender gown.
Kerry Washington in Etro.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
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Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson in a black pantsuit and high heels.
Rita Wilson in Tom Ford.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Samira Wiley

Samira Wiley in a tuxedo.
Samira Wiley in a Genny tux is letter-perfect on the red carpet — although we’re not 100% sure if the letters spell something besides “W-I-N-N-E-R”!
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi in a green dress.
Yara Shahidi in Dior Haute Couture.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Josh O’Connor

A man in a tux
Josh O’Connor is wearing a custom Loewe tuxedo but decided to swap out the tie for a bold black flower at the Adam’s apple.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Jennifer Coolidge

Jennifer Coolidge in a long-sleeved navy Christian Siriano gown.
Jennifer Coolidge in Christian Siriano.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Akilah Green

The abdomen and arms of a woman holding a silver clutch purse against her bright blue gown.
Akilah Green.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Zuri Hall

A woman in a flowy white jumpsuit
Zuri Hall in Rani Zakhem Couture.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Nicole Byer

A woman in a bright-purple gown
Nicole Byer in Christian Siriano.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Jon Batiste

A close-up view of a man's patterned jacket.
Jon Batiste.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Rachel Lindsay

A woman holding a clutch in an orange gown
Rachel Lindsay.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
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