The VMAs, Fashion Week, and Emmys — oh my! September has been booked and busy with every fashionable event you can imagine, and the 2022 Emmy Awards have fully surpassed style expectations. The carpet has seen sequins, trains, tulle, corsets, cutouts, and more. There were even statement moments, like Emily Heller’s “kick me” sign, and director J. Smith-Cameron’s clutch with “bans off our bodies” printed on it.
Kicking off the evening early, gold carpet host Laverne Cox stunned in a classic Jean Paul Gaultier silhouette complete with a cone bra. As the celebs rolled in, the host and her co-host Loni Love were left gooped and gagged over the fashions, from Zendaya in Valentino and Amanda Seyfried in Armani to Quinta Brunson in Dolce & Gabbana — and that was all before Lizzo hit the stage in a billowing Giambattista Valli gown.
The evening was filled with speeches that had me crying in the club and looks that had viewers losing it. It was a night to remember after finally returning to an in-person show following a virtual ceremony last year. The stars were ready to show out and fully understood the assignment of the red carpet — or, rather, the gold carpet.
Take a look through some of the best dresses, suits, and more from the Emmy Awards below.