It was a big night for the small screen yesterday evening, television’s best all convened for the 2014 Emmy Awards here in Los Angeles. And while the ceremony has it’s funny moments, our favorite part is always the red carpet. Everyone always wants to know who wore what and if they pulled it off. So here’s our favorite looks from last night and some of the big trends we spotted.
White in the Spotlight
This year the red carpet was filled with white — dresses that is. From blinding bombshell to sophisticated chic, stars shined in this bright hue. Sophia Vergara epitomized the bombshell look in her white Roberto Cavalli gown with a structured bodice and silver accents running down along her curves. We aren’t the only ones to love the looks either, Vegara was put on a pedestal during the show — literally. Laverne Cox took a more refined approach to her white hot custom Marc Bouwer gown. The sweeping Grecian trains and jeweled accents finished off the look perfectly, proving that last night white, not orange, was the new black.
While minimalism may have been a recent favorite on the runways, the red carpet is a whole different story. Taylor Schilling and Gwen Stefani both showed off some head to toe bejeweled looks that had us completely bedazzled. Taylor Schilling, like her co-star Laverne Cox, also ditched orange for the evening and dawned a nude Zuhair Murad gown with intricate beading making for a subtle sheen. Gwen Stefani on the other hand went for anything but subtle, channeling Donatella Versace herself with her Atlier Versace gown fresh off the fall couture runway. The sleek two piece column gown was covered completely in Swarovski crystals with gold plate accents along the chest for an even bigger impact. We love some unapologetic red carpet glam but we love how these stars brought in some relaxed flare even more. Schilling’s slightly loose top in a delicate tank cut, and then Stefani’s couture tee shirt like look, brought some real style to the red carpet that made them stand out from the crowd, like the thousands of jewels they were wearing didn’t do so already.
Gowns that Pop
The red carpet is the place to make a statement in Hollywood, and these gowns certainly followed through with a bang. Lizzy Caplan looked impossibly graceful in her Donna Karan Atelier gown, with a completely open back and a contrasting white train. What’s even more impossible to believe is that this stunning star once played Janis Ian in Mean Girls (yes we’re still obsessed…), Caplan would certainly have no problem winning Prom Queen this time around. January Jones also made a bold statement in another of the night’s big colors, red. This Prabal Gurung dress from his latest resort collection was a true stunner, we love the very slight high-low detail and the voluminous train. Wearing red on the red carpet is risky business, an underwhelming dress can easily blend into the background, but this dress had no problem popping into the forefront, and Ms. Jones pulls it off like no one else could.
The princess look always pops up on the red carpet (for better or worse), because where else can you get away with it these days? Luckily for these starlets the looks went off royally. Allison Williams floated down the red carpet in Giambattista Valli Couture from his spring collection in a dress that somehow captures an ever-classic style for a modern princess. The bold yellow contrast belt is just the touch this dress needed to make this dress more Princess Kate than Queen Elizabeth. Sarah Hyland also rocked the princess look with a twist perfectly suited for the young actress. The custom Christian Siriano gown featured voluminous skirt in a bold hue paired with a white cropped tank-style top. These modern updates put a fun spin on the usually classic look that created a much more age-appropriate look for the starlet.
So who was your favorite from the 2014 Emmys red carpet? Let us know below!