The 2022 Emmy Awards: White Suits and a Lot of Sparkles

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On September 12th, the 74th Emmy Awards honored the best in television this past year, featuring stars from hit shows such as “Squid Game” and “White Lotus”. With 2020’s ceremony held virtually and last year’s downsized amidst a surge in COVID-19 cases, the event has returned to its former glory this year. Our favorite television stars are taking advantage of this return to normalcy in classic silhouettes complete with elegant sparkle. With a lineup of celebs like Zendaya for “Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series” and Elle Fanning for “Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series”, there was no shortage of glamour as these celebs strutted down the red carpet after months of outfit planning and hours of perfecting their hair and makeup. As those stars were nervously preparing their speeches and their best “gracious loser” face, we were sitting on our couches, waiting in eagerness of fashion’s most anticipated event.

So, roll out your red carpets because it is time for the Emmys again, and we at VALLEY are going to break down some of the favorite looks from the evening.

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Leave it to Zendaya to not only win an award for best lead actress, but look absolutely fabulous while doing so. She is also the first black woman to achieve this accolade twice. The 26-year-old “Euphoria” star wore an all-black, strapless Valentino gown to the ceremony. The strapless neckline and beautiful updo allow her simple yet elegant Bulgari Jewel necklace, earrings and ring to stand out. She also managed to squeeze in one of fall’s latest accessory trends – a hair ribbon – to match this classic Old Hollywood glam look. Though there are still plenty of looks to go, Zendaya has solidified herself as one of the best-dressed from the night. What else would we expect from this fashion and beauty icon?

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Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning looked like royalty as she strutted down the red carpet this evening. For her first Emmy nomination, Fanning decided to call upon her costume designers Sharon Long and Emma Fryer from her show “The Great” to put together this 50s inspired look. The dress, a strapless black silk gown with a pink underlay that attached to her hips, featured blush-colored flowers, peeking out of the sweetheart neckline. The column gown extended into a beautiful black train that truly made the dress fit for the Old Hollywood glamour look once again. And though her hair keeps to the theme, we wish that it was down to offset the simplicity of her jewelry and makeup.

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Andrew Garfield

The unexpected menswear look of the night? All white suits. No one did it better than the “Under Banter of Heaven” star Andrew Garfield, who smiled and laughed for the camera in a Zegna tux. What really made him stand out were his shoes and sunglasses, both black. Once juxtaposed, these accessories struck a balance with his all-white ensemble, allowing his outfit to stand out as one of the best examples of this red carpet trend.

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Jung Ho Yeon

The beautiful model and actress, famous for her role in the viral show “Squid Game”, turned heads as she walked the red carpet with grace. As a global ambassador for the luxury brand Louis Vuitton, it came as no surprise that Jung Ho Yeon would hold our attention in one of the house’s dresses. Her ensemble features a straight cut with a long slit and pastel-colored sequins, and she paired the look with a short bob and beautiful bangs. Staying true to her roots, the actress’s dress also included inspirations from Korean style, with her bag resembling a “bokjori”, a Korean festival object made of bamboo, which symbolizes good fortune. The result was certainly one to remember.

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Lily James

Lily James may no longer be rocking the beach blonde hair and french tips she wore on “Baywatch”, but she still manages to look phenomenal. The actress hit the gold carpet in a custom draped chain mail Versace dress. She paired the iridescent, formfitting gown with minimal jewelry, leaving her auburn hair, which cascaded down her back, to tie the look together. This pairing, along with a beautiful smokey eye, makes her looks one of the best-dressed of the evening.

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Nicholas Hoult

More royalty on the red carpet! Nicholas Hoult, nominated for his role in “The Great” alongside Elle Fanning, caught our attention as he strolled the red carpet in a striking tuxedo. Complete with a collar brooch and a single-button jacket, Hoult’s Dior suit plays into one of fall’s biggest fashion trends with its flared trouser. Oh, how we love it when men change up the modern tuxedo!

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Amanda Seyfried

Strapless is in, and so are mermaids. “The Dropout” star took on the red carpet in an Armani prive gown from the brand’s spring-summer 2022 haute couture collection. The dress was embellished with hundreds of crystals, giving the illusion of mermaid skin. To fit with the oceanic theme, Seyfried’s makeup and accessories were light and natural. The only pop of color is her television character’s signature bold lip, a nod to the role that earned her a nomination. Needless to say, the star looked as elegant as ever as she accepted her Emmy on stage.

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Quinta Brunson

Keeping with the corset trend, the “Abbott Elementary” star made an absolutely stunning red carpet debut in a dress custom-made by Dolce & Gabbana. The gown features a flashy, strapless corset bodice, created using metallic sequins, while the skirt was made of an iridescent bronze fabric. The finishing touches? A high slit and an Emmy of course! Though the dress feels a little prom-like, the actress still looked beautiful as she accepted her award. The color of the dress, hair and makeup contrast the familiarity of the dress.



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