The stars were out in Los Angeles, as the biggest names in television gathered at the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards to celebrate the best actors, actresses and series that graced the small screen in 2023. For many, the best part about any awards show — in addition to seeing who took home the trophies — is seeing all of the amazing looks the celebrities put together, and the Emmys crowd certainly did not disappoint.
Social media was buzzing over the hottest looks — and a couple of misses — from the Emmys red carpet, so let’s take a look at 6 of the most eye-catching fashion choices from Monday’s ceremony:
Hi Barbie, indeed! Issa Rae was absolutely gorgeous in a cream-colored Pamella Roland gown. Crystals and pearls streamed down the floor-length dress, making the feathers sparkle, particularly on its wing-like long sleeves. The actress was making waves on social media as viewers said on X (Twitter):
- I wouldn’t like this on anyone else but it feels so authentically Issa and the details are gorgeous – TheOldMeg
- Issa Rae is absolutely perfect. – aslivedbyBria
- Issa Rae’s dress at the Emmys is STRAIGHT FIYAH!!! OMG! – chilltowntv
You have to love a good baby bump moment on the red carpet, and as Suki Waterhouse and Robert Pattinson prepare to welcome their first child, the Daisy Jones & The Six actress showed off her growing belly in a red Valentino dress that was to die for. The backless gown featured a large bow below Waterhouse’s stomach, and she wore her hair down in natural waves. Fans loved the look, writing:
- Um, this is insane. What a goddess. – drebythesea
- MOTHER IS MOTHERING! – bestsukiw
Selena Gomez straight-up dropped jaws when she arrived to the Emmys in a sheer Oscar de la Renta embellished with maroon sequins — 450,000 sequins to be exact, according to E!’s red carpet correspondent. She complemented the look with a statement necklace, dark lips to match her gown and velvet maroon heels. The fans voted and the results were unanimous:
- Omg Selena looks stunning – Ceci20GS
- Selena Gomez looking so STUNNING. SHE’S SO GORGEOUS – repfolkorian
- Selena served this time 🔥 – @cosm1co
RuPaul’s Drag Race Cast
Every member of the RuPaul’s Drag Race cast who appeared on the red carpet deserved a moment to shine, as it’s no surprise they went all out for their ensembles. However, Princess Poppy specifically garnered a lot of attention, dressing from head to toe as a green troll. When asked about what inspired the look, Poppy told EW:
Princess Poppy certainly turned heads but not necessarily in a bad way. Several social media users were calling the fashion statement “iconic.”
The dresses always garner the most attention at any red carpet, but you have to love when the guys make a splash too. Sam Richardson, who won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance on Ted Lasso, looked amazing in a textured white jacket with black shirt and pants.
The most polarizing look of the night — well, green trolls not included — went to Aubrey Plaza, whose pastel yellow Loewe gown featured a giant sewing needle across the neckline. While some loved the unique look and its “don’t come near me or I’ll stab you” vibes, others didn’t quite get the ensemble, commenting:
- Why does it look like Aubrey Plaza is wearing a Kraft cheese square? – Seanlofficial
- I legit gasped at what Aubrey Plaza is wearing – and not at all in a good way. – mizjawnson
- A large manilla envelope of documents stapled to Aubrey Plaza’s boob – calmdownbecky
It was great to see the hottest TV stars out on the red carpet, especially after the ceremony was delayed in September due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. The night featured a Grey’s Anatomy reunion that included Katherine Heigl, and Pedro Pascal giving an A+ response to Kieran Culkin’s zinger from the Golden Globes.
If you missed any of the drama or amazing fashion moments, the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards can be streamed with a Hulu subscription on January 16, and be sure to check out our 2024 TV schedule to see what premieres are coming soon.