Emmys 2021 Red Carpet Rundown Part Two

Posted on September 21, 2021

Part one’s here! Let’s get to it! We need a frikkin nap!

 

Aidy Bryant in Simone Rocha

Reiterating the point we made in our Cosmo piece, we appreciate that she’s got a thing for girly-twee, but this is way too “folk costume” for the Emmys.

 

 

Beanie Feldstein in Brandon Maxwell

Love the shimmer, shape, style and color, but those accordion sleeves continue to bug.

 

 

Billy Porter in Ashi

These sleeves, on the other hand, are fabulous. We would expect no less from this gaybird.

 

 

Brendan Hunt in Oliver Brown

LOVE.

 

 

 

Catherine Zeta-Jones in Cristina Ottaviano

It’s not exactly reinventing the wheel but it’s very on brand for her and it’s hard to argue with the results.

 

 

Cecily Strong in Azzaro

And while Cecily’s dress is equally as standard in a lot of ways, it’s such a shock seeing her work such a sexy Elvira gown that we kinda love it for her.

 

 

Cedric The Entertainer in Rich Fresh

We can’t help thinking the color blocking looks a little like a supermarket chain logo, but we still love this.

 

 

 

Hannah Einbinder in Prada

Absolutely never could have predicted that she’d go such a traditional route, but it was definitely a year for classic styles. She looks great, but we would not recommend this as a go-to style for her. It doesn’t play to her strengths.

 

 

 

Jennifer Coolidge in Christian Siriano

Simply flawless – and with great hair, to boot.

 

 

Kaley Cuoco in Vera Wang

The design is sweet but the color is terrible on her.

 

 

Kenan Thompson in Bogard by MikeB

Really cute but the shoes are a letdown.

 

 

Keri Russell (in Zuhair Murad Couture) and Mathew Rhys

It looks fine on her, but we’re thinking she’s not well suited to these Cher styles, really. He’s fine too.

 

 

Nicole Byer in Christian Siriano

LOVELOVELOVE this. And you can tell she does too.

 

 

Regé-Jean Page in Giorgio Armani

It’s impossible to make him look bad but somehow the bottom half of this ensemble is not up to the standards of the top half.

 

 

Rita Wilson in Tom Ford

It’s about as classic as a formal pantsuit gets, but it looks amazing on her. Love the stacked necklaces.

 

 

Robin Thede in Jason Wu

We’re still not fans of this toothpastey/Tiffany color, but this looks really pretty on her, even the shower puff bust.

 

 

Rosie Perez in Pamella Roland

Drag eleganza, as befits a legend.

 

 

Samira Wiley in Genny

Another really great iteration of the formal ladysuit. Love the wide tie.

 

 

Taraji P. Henson in Elie Saab

We just weren’t loving this. There’s nothing particularly wrong with it, but it feels stale to us. Maybe we just hit the wall after so many classic and borderline generic gowns this year.

 

 

Tracee Ellis Ross in Valentino Couture

We feel similarly about this one, but it’s saved by that red, her hair, and her ability to make everything look fabulous, but especially these seventies-inspired disco styles.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Francis Specker/CBS, Rich Fury/Getty Images]

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