Emmys style: gowns, politics and... hazmat tuxedos
Published on September 21, 2020 at 14.26
The Emmys on Sunday basically turned into the world's most glamorous Zoom call, with Hollywood A-listers beaming into an empty Staples Center in Los Angeles from their apartments, guest houses and various other locations in 10 countries. Politics often take center stage at the Emmys, and even without a traditional red carpet, this year was no different. Jennifer Aniston donned a black Dior dress - and managed to look glam wielding a fire extinguisher for an onstage joke.
Winner Regina King paired a pink power suit with a tee-shirt bearing the image of Breonna Taylor, an African-American woman killed in a police shooting in her own home, and the words “Say Her Name.”
Nominee Tracee Ellis Ross oozed sex appeal in a gold Alexandre Vauthier gown cut down to there, and with a high central slit revealing her legs.
Surprise winner Zendaya wowed in a sculptural black and purple gown from African-American designer Christopher John Rogers.
Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington hosted a faux New Year’s Eve party to honour their limited series “Little Fires Everywhere” — and wish an early end to a tough 2020. They wore gowns, but one guest wore a vintage Nirvana tee-shirt.
Perhaps the most on-point outfit of the night was the hazmat tuxedo, worn by those tasked with visiting some of the Emmy winners at their home to deliver their golden statuettes. Organizers said that the suit was designed in conjunction with a hazmat manufacturer, to ensure top protection for the awards couriers.