Oh, the Emmys. Long have they lived in the shadow of the Oscars, but no, not this year. Because this year, all the looks at the 2015 Emmys red carpet proves that TV's biggest night is just as glamorous, gorgeous, and high-fashion as all the Met Galas, Grammys, and Academy Awards combined. But what else can you expect from an event that not only has some of the industry's biggest fashionistas on the guest list (see: Heidi Klum, Laverne Cox), but also has some of TV's most stylish shows as nominees? From Taraji P. Henson and her cast on Empire, to Emilia Clarke and the GOT gang, to Jon Hamm and Kiernan Shipka and the rest of the Mad Men co., I think it's safe to say that we are in for a delicious, eye-candy-filled treat, ladies and gentlemen.
Last year's red carpet brought us some unforgettable looks, like Samira Wiley's bright yellow number and Sarah Hyland's crop top + full coral skirt combination. Blue was the It color of the evening, while sequins reigned supreme, from clutches to dress trims. This year, I'm expecting a lot of the same: shiny detailing and big, rich colors anticipating fall's arrival. As far as who will be best dressed, my money's on one of the GOT girls (I see you, Sophie Turner).
Without further ado, let's take a look at all the looks from the 2015 Emmys red carpet.
Gerard was born to wear this dress.
Jackie Cruz looks like a dream in Christina Siriano.
The lady suit is giving dresses a run for their money tonight.
Hahn's dark, vampy lip brings her entire look (and that art piece of a dress) to the next level.
King proves that white after Labor Day is a good idea.
I'm in love with Crew's gown, even though it reminds me of a gorgeous blue China plate.
Carice Van Houten
Melisandra would not approve of the soft pink, but I do.
Liev Schreiber & Naomi Watts
Pink and black is the night's biggest color combination.
Gaby Hoffman & Judith Light
I can't decide what I love more — the color of Hoffman's ensemble or Light's epic '70s-inspired skirt.
Who knew Mendez looked this good with just a little more facial hair?
Morena belongs on the red carpet with this look.
I need Jill Soloway's polka-dotted pantsuit in my life.
Loving the halter top of Felicity's gown — all the better to show off her killer arms. Like, ohemgee.
Tracee Ellis Ross
I feel like this is the ballgown equivalent of the slip.
Leave it to Lena to wear something full-on glam.
This might be my favorite yellow dress of the night.
All hail Kathy Bates.
Lady Gaga, normal looks divine on you.
Off the shoulder. Fringe. Black. Natasha Lyonne, the trendiest gown of the evening.
Do we think that Adrien Brody uses coconut oil to keep his hair so shiny? (Yes.)
Claws could be the new fashionable accessory for 2016.
The dream of the '70s is alive in January's gorgeous green jumpsuit.
Metallics? Sofia says YAS.
The most twirlable dress award goes to Maggie.
Clear the runway. Queen Kerry has arrived.
I would've expected something brighter from Julianne, but I am absolutely not mad about it. I don't think Julianne is either.
Emma Roberts makes old Hollywood proud.
Blondes Do Have More Fun, a memoir by Elisabeth Moss.
Lynch softens up her menswear-inspired look with a sparkly necklace and a gorgeous, smoky eye.
Dascha Polanco, teach us your ways.
Ryan Seacrest said it best when he described Danes' dress as a little rock and roll.
If Barbie had a mom, she'd look like Christine Baranski in this hot pink number.
A simple black gown is just the look to accentuate Mulgrew's fiery red 'do.
I'm so glad that Ellie Kemper decided to go with something colorful and loud — she deserves to stand out tonight!
Sparkly dresses are taking a backseat to trendy, menswear-inspired pants on the red carpet tonight.
Jessica had to wear sunglasses to shade the fabulosity of her ensemble.
Samira is a fan of the bold, monochromatic gowns and it's clear why.
This stunning studded gown is a modern departure from what we're used to seeing on Hendricks, but perhaps that's how she's bidding her Mad Men character farewell tonight.
This isn't my favorite look from Jessica Pare, but she still looks incredible.
Amy Poehler has never looked sexier.
Stone looks like a real life princess.
Edie Falco is way ahead of the fashion game with this pleated front detailing.
It almost looks like Brewer's ombre gown is melting into the red carpet.
Obsessed with the cape accent on this J. Mendel gown.
You don't always see printed gowns on awards show red carpets, but Gwendoline isn't one to shy away from being different.
I don't think I've ever seen Uzo in hot pink, but I have to say, I think it's her color.
The neck detailing gives this otherwise classic silhouette a fresh update.
Off the shoulder is having a huge moment tonight.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus for president.
Game over. Danielle Brooks wins the red carpet. Everyone can go home now.
Loving the red floral detaling on Peretti's dress.
Kazan puts a fresh spin on old Hollywood.
That's a new way to wear floral.
That thing I said about red being the color? I meant yellow.
You can't go wrong with a sexy white blazer sans bra.
Only Kiernan could pull of this sweet yellow dress layered over black cigarette pants.
Loving the pop of pink on this Parks and Rec star.
All white is all right.
Justin Bieber's leather vest looks great on Kate McKinnon, but Badgley Mischka is better. Much better.
The back of Laverne Cox's Calvin Klein dress is simply ridiculous.
Dress goals, per usual.
She always gets it right.
Polka dot perfection.
The naked dress trend is here to stay.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Slay, Jamie. Slay.
How gorgeous is pregnant Cat Deeley in this bronze number?
Chlumsky shows off her sweet and romantic side in this creamy off white number.
This dress reminds me of Rainbow Fish, in the best way possible.
Aubrey has never looked so chic.
Taste the rainbow, y'all.
Yup. It totally is, and I can see why.
I think red is the color of the night. Calling it now.
While others opted for darker hues for fall, Heidi Klum kept it bright in this yellow, naked-esque dress. Love.
All I can say is WOW.
That off the shoulder. That rich maroon. Sarah Hyland is ALWAYS on trend.
June is totally channeling Belle tonight.
Andy Samberg & Joanna Newsom
Andy Samberg may be the man of the evening, but I think his wife, Joanna Newsom, is my favorite part about his outfit. I mean, that dress!
A full-length, solo shot was necessary.
Kim Dickens is straight up slaying in this gorgeous navy gown.
Red and black is a bold color palette for Lapkus, and I love it.
Looking dapper as ever, Mr. Goreski!
This will likely not be the only gown of the evening for the Fashion Police star, but it might be our favorite.