Emmys 2019 Purple Carpet Report: A String of Valentines

Posted on September 23, 2019

Pink has been a trendy color for just about ten thousand years now. Or at least it seems that way to us because we wind up doing some variation on the Think Pink awards ceremony post several times a year. For this year’s Emmys, things took a decidedly Valentine’s turn as the pinks not only got pinker, they often got paired with reds to make for some of the boldest looks of the night.



Dascha Polanco in Christian Siriano

Honestly? We kind of love this. Yes it’s exuberant in the extreme, but there’s this over-the-top, draggy, Chris March-like quality to those sleeves that appeal to us. She has such a dicey red carpet record. We’d call this a win.



Halsey in Rami Kadi

It’s pretty enough. Perhaps a bit too subdued in color and style, but she wore something horrible on stage so we’ll applaud this one.



Mandy Moore in Brandon Maxwell

We tend to hate the oops-my-dress-is-falling-off dress, but we’re not used to seeing her so glammed up and we have to admit, the colors look amazing on her. We think a good hoik would help matters immensely.



Marisa Tomei in Ralph & Russo Couture

It’s not winning any design awards or anything, but the colors are eye-catching and she looks amazing in it.



Mj Rodriguez in Jason Wu

Gorgeous. She can handle the massive neckline.We’re not really feeling the black bows, but we like the pop of contrast in combination with all the ruching and pleating.



Niecy Nash in Christian Siriano

The absolute queen of support and shapewear. We kind of wish the pink had been a bit bolder, but given how much glam and body she’s serving up, it may have been correct to keep the color played down.



Sandra Oh in Zac Posen

Love the hair and earrings. Love the shape and style of the dress. Do not love the color, which doesn’t suit her at all.




Sarah Sutherland in Kimberly Parker Atelier

She looks like she can’t move her arms an inch without something unfortunate happening.



Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton

We really like the design of that skirt, but the color’s not great for her and there’s way too much puckering in the seams of the bodice.




Susan Kelechi Watson in Badgley Mischka

Another sort of big, draggy gown that comes off fun and bold. Those ribbons must have been so annoying by the end of the night.



Taraji P. Henson in Vera Wang

Between the sheerness, the high slit, the unfortunate color blocking giving her a bifurcated bust and the plunging squared-off neckline, this overwrought frock is practically attacking Miss Taraji



Zoe Kazan in Gucci

You’re gonna call us crazy, but we really couldn’t take our eyes off this. It’s so different that we can’t help lingering on it. No, we haven’t changed our minds about giant bows on dresses, but this is at least a unique take on the idea, with a surprising sense of grownup sophistication underlying it. It suits her looks perfectly. She may be the only celebrity who could come close to pulling such a difficult dress off.




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