Emmys 2018: Tina Fey Returns to Her Red Carpet Glory Years in Elie Saab

Posted on September 19, 2018

As we wade deeper into the waters of our second day of Emmys red carpet coverage, it occurs to us that the days of true fashion disasters at events like this are well and truly over. There are way too many high-end brand names, way too many consultants and way too much of an awareness of the value of good red carpet press that amusing trainwrecks are few and far between in comparison to ten years ago, let alone the red carpets of the  mid ’90s, which was a GLORIOUS time of tacky-ass shit and poor taste as far as the eye could see. Anyway, we bring this up because Tina supplied us with a lovely moment of nostalgia by wearing something that got us both to shriek that old classic line in unison:”WHAT WAS SHE THINKING?!?”

Sweetie. We thought we settled all this years ago. After a half-decade of awkward stardom, you finally settled on a fuss-free, business-like style with a hint of glamour to it. It saw you through a lot of red carpets and we were right there, huzzahing along the way every time you nailed it. But this? This feels so… so 2005, dear.


Checking against the runway look, there were clearly edits made here, it’s just that they weren’t the right ones or they didn’t go far enough. If you strip off the lace and velvet trim around the bust and rip off that belt with a yell of disgust at yourself for ever being talked into wearing something to hang a hammer off of on the red carpet, you’d be left with … a perfectly acceptable dress in a textile we still wouldn’t love but a design that we wouldn’t find offensive. In retrospect, maybe this one should’ve been left on the rack. It’s just a bad dress, period.


Style Credits:
Elie Saab Dress from the Fall 2018 Collection
Salvatore Ferragamo Belt
Oscar Heyman Cushion Diamond Cascade Earrings

Styled by Cristina Ehrlich | Makeup by Gita Bass | Hair by Richard Marin

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, vogue.com]

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