Held on Monday, September 12, the 2022 Emmys celebrated the best television shows and performances of the year — and Hollywood’s hottest small-screen stars hit the red carpet in some truly excellent styles.
“Euphoria” babes Zendaya and Sydney Sweeney both went for old-school glamor in Valentino and Oscar de la Renta, respectively, while Quinta Brunson and Lily James looked like goddesses in their bronze gowns.
Sequins and sparkle were a major trend — with Sandra Oh, HoYeon Jung and Reese Witherspoon among the many who opted for all-over embellishment — while Lizzo chose to let her Giambattista Valli gown’s explosion of red-hot ruffles made an impact instead.
Below, our best-dressed picks from this year’s Emmys.
The “Euphoria” favorite is typically quite the daring dresser, but with this bow-tied black Valentino ballgown, she proved she can do Old Hollywood elegance as well as fashion fearlessness.
It’s “About Damn Time” Lizzo made her Emmys debut — and in this ravishing red tulle Giambattista Valli Haute Couture confection teamed with Lorraine Schwartz diamonds, she might’ve just stolen the whole show.
No black turtlenecks for the star of “The Dropout” tonight! Seyfried went full “mermaid” in a shimmering lilac look by Armani Privé paired with Cartier jewels, and looked mesmerizing.
The “Killing Eve” lead’s sequined Rodarte pantsuit and matching plunging top were pure purple perfection; Cathy Waterman pieces featuring coordinating colored stones completed the look.
While her “Euphoria” character might favor crop tops and strappy swimsuits, Sweeney nodded to a more elegant era with this custom bustled Oscar de la Renta gown covered in metal thread work.
The creator and star of “Abbott Elementary” made her dazzling Emmys debut in a copper-colored Dolce & Gabbana gown that fit her like a glove. Bonus points for the sheer gloves and Jared Lehr jewels, both of which matched her metallic dress.
The stylish “Squid Game” star and model has a long history with Louis Vuitton; in 2016, she walked her first Paris Fashion Week show for the luxury label, and in 2021, she became a Vuitton ambassador. Her Emmys look by the fashion house, featuring a tweed patterned rendered in colorful sequins, was both playful and polished.
The “Morning Show” actress was a beauty in blue on Emmys night, accessorizing her all-over-embellished Armani Privé dress with over 210 carats of Tiffany & Co. aquamarines and blue zircons.
We’re not quite sure about that midriff cutout, but there’s no denying the lush brown velvet and intricate floral embroidery on the “Ozark” star’s Gucci look are blooming beautiful.
The “Yellowjackets” actress’ slinky Fendi Couture slip was a marvel of texture, covered in top to bottom with metallic embroidered sequins that almost looked like fur or feathers; she even carried a matching clutch.
A handful of men ditched traditional black tuxes for white ones at this year’s Emmys — but none looked better than the toweringly tall “Succession” star, who styled his double-breasted Dior Men look with Fred Leighton diamond collar clips.