When it comes to the world of all things haunted, there is perhaps no of the moment source of spooky thrills quite as beloved as American Horror Story. However, the folks behind the terror aren't just about spine-crawling story lines or mind-numbing tales of tortured souls. As the cast of American Horror Story at the 2015 Emmys proves, these guys and gals know a thing or two about dressing for a black tie event.
Nominated at the September 20 awards for Outstanding Limited Series, Lead Actress (Jessica Lange; American Horror Story: Freak Show), Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett; American Horror Story: Freak Show), and Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Denis O'Hare, Finn Wittrock, American Horror Story: Freak Show), Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's anthology series is clearly stealing the hearts of many the world over.
While many of us become attached to fictional characters on-screen, it's always refreshing to see their IRL counterparts, especially at an event like the Emmys, where solidarity, support, and talent are so celebrated. While the achievements of the American Horror Story team span far greater and wider than the red carpet of one awards show, their sartorial achievements are still worth taking note of.
Beloved actress and New York Fashion Week model for Carrie Hammer's Role Models Not Runway Models show, there's basically nothing Jamie Brewer can't do. Her one-shoulder embellished gown this evening is so runway-perfect, with just the right amount of princess vibes to keep things black tie ready.
Jessica Lange's Emmys dress is exactly the kind of gown you envision when you think "black tie event." No one is surprised, though. Lange was obviously going to look like a queen tonight.
Sarah Paulson was the picture of glamour on the Emmys red carpet. The off-the-shoulder cut is so on-trend this season, while the classic sequined dress screams Old Hollywood in the most impeccable of ways. Yay for meshing sartorial genres across decades!
I'm not sure what's more beautiful: The plum hue of Claire Danes' regal gown or her sleek bob — which looks almost like a hybrid between '20s glam and '50s pinup. I'm going to call this one a tie.
In what is probably the most understated gown she's ever walked a red carpet in, Lady Gaga looked radiant at the Emmys. The most surprisingly aspect of her look is precisely how unsurprising it is. I just love that Gaga is basically rocking a glammed-up version of the LBD with a bob that looks like it belongs in the '20s.
There were a whole lot of '20s vibes on the red carpet tonight, and Emma Roberts' look was definitely responsible for a generous percentage of them. Her hair is beautifully styled and the perfect accompanying hue to her nude gown.
Queen: Total, utter, absolute queen. If Kathy Bates' hair and lip combo isn't enough to make you call your stylist and ask to join in on the silver-hued fun, well, I just don't know what's wrong with you.
Tonight, Denis O'Hare reminds the dudes of the worlds that just because you're a guy doesn't mean you can't have red carpet fun. His hat, tie, check suit, and gold clutch might just win the Emmys 2015 Best Dressed Award — at least for the gents.
On the opposite side of the sartorial spectrum, we saw Finn Wittrock, who opted for a James Bond-esque ensemble for the 67th annual Emmys. His hair is gelled in an almost greaser-like way but the handsome tux keeps the look from feeling too retro.
The black on black look Evan Peters sported on the red carpet was definitely in keeping with the "black tie" dress code at the Emmys. Plus, he's giving off total sinister vibes — ideal for representing American Horror Story, obviously.
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