The Emmys’ red carpet was one of the best displays of fashion and style in recent Hollywood history.
The looks were modern and not overwhelming. These women wore the clothes; the clothes didn’t wear them.
Red was the hot color and the best red dresses had unusual details — whimsical red crystal butterflies at the neckline of Claire Danes’ Givenchy stunner, for example, and sexy burgundy patent leather strap details on Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ raspberry red Carolina Herrera gown.
The night’s other best looks were Kerry Washington’s Prada column gown, Michelle Dockery’s color-blocked blush pink, blue and green column with overlapping folds by Rosie Assoulin and Allison Williams’ pink tulle Giambattista Valli couture gown with a bright yellow belt and off-kilter bow.
See all my favorite looks in our photo gallery.