Emmys 2022 Fashion: See Photos of the Best Looks

By LEANNE ITALY

September 13, 2022 GMT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hannah Waddingham wore Dolce & Gabbana with dazzling high-top sneakers on Monday while Elle Fanning went Old Hollywood in a dress designed by Sharon Long from her show, “The Great,” as the glamor returned at the Emmys in the sticky humidity of Los Angeles.

Waddingham, of “Ted Lasso,” showed off her comfy white shoes under her corseted pink strapless look. Fanning, her hair in a pinned-up bob, said she wanted to honor the creatives on her show who earned her her first Emmy nod. Fanning’s look was black and pink, embellished across the chest.

“I’ve always been inspired by Old Hollywood glamor of the 1950s,” Fanning said.

Sheryl Lee Ralph of “Abbott Elementary” had a fashion faux pas before arriving at the Emmys.

“A designer gave my co-star and me the same sketch for the same dress,” she said, having discovered it on set when Lisa Ann Walter showed Ralph what she was wearing for the rewards.

“Until five days ago I didn’t have a dress, so Brandon Blackwood stepped in. He was in Japan and started returning the dress on his Pacific flight,” Ralph said.

Ralph looked stunning in a strapless black velvet dress with an orange underside and a slit up her thigh. She was carrying a small orange handbag.

The stars have given everything.

Zendaya, in collaboration with her stylist Law Roach, wore a classic black strapless corset with a full skirt and a delicate bow at the waist. It was Valentino, and she was dripping in Bulgari jewelry, including a fresh, youthful white diamond choker with a 4.45-carat center stone in the center. She too had pockets.

Connie Britton was in a goddess dress by Monique Lhuillier in a soft pink, a cape effect in the back. Britt Lower of “Severance” donned a gold Venetian beaded dress with matching elbow-length gloves. There were cutouts at the top and thin embellished straps.

“I felt like I wanted to wear outer space. I appreciate fabrics, my mom was a home economics teacher. I feel good in it,” Lower told The Associated Press.

People’s style and beauty director Andrea Lavinthal said the pink took the night away, although plenty of other colors brightened up the rug.

“Pink seems to continue to dominate as the red carpet color of choice. There are just a lot of stars who gravitate towards different shades of pink,” she said.

Not Rachel Brosnahan. She stood out in a plunging Pamella Roland column dress in a gorgeous purple. It was adorned with floral tulle and beaded bow appliques from the designer’s Fall 2022 collection.

Laverne Cox and Himesh Patel helped kick off the fashion show, she in a bold black mini suit by Jean Paul Gaultier Couture and he in a white print tuxedo jacket, eschewing the usual evening black. Royal blue on Sarah Thompson (a writer of “yellow vests”), marigold yellow and more – the color took on the night.

“I’m very hot, I’m in a three-piece suit. I love this costume, but I didn’t expect the heat,” Patel said.

Natasha Rothwell of “The White Lotus” chose red for a dress with short balloon sleeves and a hot item on the fashion carpet – pockets! It was Safiyaa’s custom silk taffeta. Megan Stalter also went red in a sheer dress that celebrated her curves. Jen Tullock of “Severance” was in the red zone, a thigh-split and structured sleeve number by Thierry Mugler, worn with pearl earrings.

“I’m such a fan of his line. It’s elegant but still has a sense of humor,” Tullock said.

Stalter, of “Hacks”, was in burnt velvet by Norma Kamali. She had a fake red rose wedged between her breasts.

“It took my breath away and my words. It’s a kind of sexy dress. It’s wild like me,” she said.

Jung Ho-yeon, the it girl and Louis Vuitton ambassador of “Squid Game”, wore the brand’s multicolored skintight look. It was customized in a tweed design with sequins all around. Her jewelry was also Vuitton.

“I still can’t believe it. I haven’t figured it out yet, but I’m just going to enjoy the day and cherish the moment,” she said of her nomination.

Reese Witherspoon opted for blue bling and dignified blue sequin sunglasses. Around her neck was an aquamarine, blue zircon and diamond choker from Tiffany & Co. Amanda Seyfried wore a body hugger in pink from Armani Prive, paired with Cartier diamond earrings in platinum.

“I’m a mermaid tonight,” said Seyfried.

Another refreshing surprise for Lavinthal? The men who shunned black for all-white tuxedos, including Nicholas Braun of “Succession” in a double-breasted tuxedo by Christian Dior. Andrew Garfield also opted for white, along with Seth Rogan. Speaking of white, Jean Smart also chose it, with an elegant collar falling on one shoulder. Ellie Saab designed Kerry Washington’s draped short dress with a long overskirt and a riot of organza lilies on one shoulder.

Washington’s black tights had some head-scratching. Just like Kaley Cuoco’s high-low Dolce & Gabbana tutu style and Julia Garner’s Gucci navel cutout on her dark brown velvet look with silver crystals.

“I thought we’d seen all kinds of cutouts on the red carpet, but a navel cutout was something new,” Lavinthal said.

Among Lavinthal’s highlights is Lily James in brassy Versace.

“It was really 2022, but it could have come straight out of a 90s runway with the chain mail and sculpted beanies,” she said.

Smart’s dress was made by Christian Siriano, as was Laura Linney’s white look.

Robin Thede also wore Siriano (he laid eight dresses on the carpet) in a stunning pastel blue, while Jerrod Carmichael looked hairy in a long white fox fur coat. Carmichael laughed at the heat and humidity.

“It was Puff Daddy’s coat. He wore it in a video,” the comedian said.

Carmichael was shirtless under the fur and wore a sunburst platinum collar. Her black satin pants were accented by the top of her white underwear that stuck out. He was sockless in his black moccasins.

Another Siriano fan? Melanie Lynskey from “Yellowjackets”. Hers was a mint green with a sheer overlay that made her feel “half princess and half bad (expletive)”. About the creator, she said: “He is the nicest man in the world and I love him. I feel like he did something that was for me, for my body.

Rachel Tashjian, director of fashion information for Harper’s Bazaar, saw a different trend.

“This year’s most notable red carpet looks marked a turning point in celebrity style alluded to by the recent Venice Film Festival: The craziest, loudest outfit is no longer the best. Instead from that, the stars gravitate toward true elegance, even classicism,” she said.

She pointed to Zendaya, who often takes risks.

“Here she was in a very traditional strapless Valentino dress and gorgeous late 1950s styled hair,” Tashjian said.

Similarly, Fanning wore a “very classic 1950s couture dress with an old-fashioned hairstyle.” she says.

Another of her highlights was Issa Rae in a fitted and flattering Sergio Hudson look that was on her runway on Sunday. But her absolute favorite was Lizzo in her “stunning red Giambattista Valli gown – a refined, glamorous statement that dazzles”.

Among other stars, Ariana DeBose in Atelier Prabal Gurung. It was a hand-draped lilac chiffon with a cape.

Jodi Kahn, vice president of luxury fashion for Neiman Marcus, said pink — in its many shades — is something her shoppers are equally drawn to and can easily wear.

“Pink is a universally flattering color that women can feel very beautiful, confident and happy in. It’s something we’ve noticed specifically with our female clients,” she said. “It’s great for any skin color, any body type.”

Metals, too, like James’s and the Dolce & Gabbana custom rouge worn by Quinta Brunson, are another draw for Kahn clients.

“Specifically textured metals,” she said. “They’re something you can very easily implement from the red carpet into your everyday life to an occasion or evening wear.”

Colman Domingo of “Euphoria” was already a winner as he walked the mat. He won an Emmy for Guest Actor in a Drama Series at previous Creative Arts Awards.

“I celebrated all week to the point where I had to wake up and take some ibuprofen,” he said.

Domingo wore an open gold brocade jacket and matching pants.

“I want to feel like a king,” he said.

Domingo carried a battery-powered fan studded with platinum in an attempt to ward off the oppressive humidity, unusual for Los Angeles.

Stylist Holly Katz, host of the Fashion Crimes podcast, named Washington — black stockings and all — her best dressed.

“She killed him,” Katz said.

Katz called Waddingham’s sneakers “the night’s best-kept fashion secret!”

Mark Indelicato was in the red club, sort of. Indelicato’s hair was bright red and his black tuxedo sported long tails split like a train. And more men? Phil Dunster of “Ted Lasso” opted for a burgundy tuxedo with black lapels, although his Lasso co-star Brett Goldstein stuck with black.

Emily Heller, meanwhile, went in another direction. She had a “Kick Me” sign on the back of her short floral dress and a piece of toilet paper stuck to a shoe.

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Associated Press writer Beth Harris in Los Angeles contributed to this report.

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