So we are just a week and a half from this years Emmy Awards. I am getting super excited. From who is nominated to potential looks coming down the New York Fashion Week runways I am expecting for this red carpet to be full of really chic moments. I want to go back to the era where an Emmy’s red carpet look was bold enough to sear a lasting impact on my mind and make it all the way to my Best Dressed of the Year List. The last time an Emmy’s look made my Best Dressed of the Year list was back in 2015 thanks to a hot off the runway Marc Jacobs dress worn by Kerry Washington. I’m praying for high fashion moments like that. I don’t know if any of the ladies in this set of wishes will deliver something like that Marc Jacobs moment, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want them to put their most glamorous foot forward. Amy Poehler has been loving a suit moment this year. She has worn them for almost all of her major red carpet appearances. Honestly I don’t usually get that excited about Amy’s red carpet style, but since she does have a nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series as a co-writer of Russian Doll I thought I would pick a look for her. Honestly looking for looks for Amy is usually really difficult for me, but given all of her suit moments lately this black Emilio Pucci Resort 2020 tuxedo which features a beaded lapel on the blazer and the tuxedo stripe on the high waisted palazzo pant immediately popped into my brain. I can definitely see this being a look that Amy would be drawn too. I would just need the tailoring and proportions to be impeccable for it to really be a major suiting moment on the red carpet. That really is the key to an impeccable moment on a red carpet with any suit, on a male or female. Tailoring could mean the difference between Amy wearing this suit and it wearing her. Now to style this look I would actually want to maintain a balance of masculine and feminine. A loose updo, defined eyed, red lips, a black Swarovski crystal encrusted Tyler Ellis ‘Lee Pouchet Small’ clutch, a pair of black flat Christian Louboutin ‘Alpha Girl Spikes’ glitter and suede derbies, and a selection of Martin Katz diamonds including a pair of sleek drop earrings and an oval cut cocktail ring would definitely make this look one of the best things that Amy has ever worn on a red carpet. Betty Gilpin is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in GLOW. I can honestly tell you I have never seen the series, just the ladies on the red carpet and I won’t lie Betty isn’t exactly my favorite cast member when it comes to red carpet fashion. I feel like Betty definitely has potential to deliver woe moments, but she almost always ends up looking disheveled. I was out looking at Alexander McQueen on the racks of the online stores looking for inspiration for a custom look for another starlet to wear on this red carpet and I found this raspberry pink strapless draped silk asymmetrically crystal embellished floor length. I don’t typically like to pick an off the rack look that anyone can go online and buy for a nominee for a major award, but I think that this beautiful gown is perfectly in tune with Betty’s style so I decided to go for it. It is glamorous and relaxed yet also edgy and I think that is what is at the core of Betty’s sense of style. Styling the look with a sleek updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a silver Alexander McQueen crystal clasp metal box clutch, a pair of black Gianvito Rossi ‘Debbie’ silver chain ankle strap sandals, and simple sparkle in the ears from Jack Vartanian ‘Comet’ diamond ear crawlers would definitely make this one of Betty’s red carpet looks. Kristen Bell is another whom I know has potential, but often time doesn’t live up to the expectations I set for her. I will say though that when it comes to the really big red carpets that Kristen usually ups her game. As I pulled the looks from the Monique Lhuillier Spring 2020 RTW collection I fell in love with this dramatic red tulle ballgown which features a single long puffy sleeve with a high crystal button embellished cuff, a belted waist with a crystal embellished buckle, and a ball skirt that trails into a glamorous train. I didn’t put too much thought at the time into who I wanted to see wearing it on a red carpet, but as I sat down to pick my wishes for the 2019 Emmy Awards I immediately thought of this gown when it came time to pick something for Kirsten who stars in the Outstanding Comedy Series nominated show The Good Place. This gown is pretty basic, but the sleeve gives it just enough of the twist to make it interesting. Finishing the look with a sleek updo, soft smokey eyes, red lips, a pair of red crystal embellished satin Gianvito Rossi ‘Glam’ simple sandals, and dazzling Norman Silverman floral pear shape white diamond drop earrings would definitely make sure that Kristen really delivers a moment on this red carpet, even if she isn’t nominated for an Emmy herself. Mandy Moore finally has found herself nominated for an Emmy for her performance in This Is Us. This is the first time she has earned an Emmy nomination and given some of the looks she has worked on this red carpet in the past supporting her nominated show and co-stars I am expecting that Mandy will be on tip top form when she steps onto the red carpet at the 2019 Emmy Awards. I went for full on glamour for Mandy to deliver on this red carpet with rose gold silk chiffon draped Ralph & Russo Fall 2019 Couture gown which features a micro-pleated bodice and a hand embroidered Art Deco fan adorned with rose gold sequins, pearls and gold stones, finished with a back sash. It isn’t and edgy or ground breaking design, but just a major glamour moment and that is what I think Mandy does best. Take this gown and add a sleek vintage inspired updo, rose gold smokey eyes, antique rose pink lips, a silver Christian Louboutin ‘Palmette’ crystal embellished clutch, ivory nude Christian Louboutin ‘Degrastrass’ crystal embellished PVC pointed toe pumps, and a selection of Niwika diamonds including a pair of simple ‘Hanayuki’ diamond drop earrings and a dazzling ‘Hanagurma’ diamond cuff bracelet to ensure that Mandy dazzles with head to toe glamour. Finishing out this list is Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner. I am expecting that Sophie will live up to expectations of her Louis Vuitton ambassadorship and wear a custom designed gown for her on the red carpet. I am definitely not counting any of the Game of Thrones cast members out when it comes to a win at this years Emmy Awards so I am really pushing for all of them to be on top form when they step out onto this red carpet. While she has been full court wearing the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 collection on the red carpet since it was presented back in May, but I decided to go back to the Louis Vuitton Fall 2019 RTW collection for the inspiration for this custom gown for Sophie. I would love to see Nicholas Ghesquiere put this gunmetal grey strapless column gown which features an intricate sequin scroll pattern all over, a dramatic crystal embellished sweetheart neckline bustier, zipper detail down the bodice, a belted waist, and a short sweeping train into production for Sophie. It just screams modern glamour and I definitely think that Sophie would be able to shut this moment down on the red carpet especially if paired with old Hollywood waves, smokey eyes, red lips, a pair of black Louis Vuitton ‘Call Back’ logo crystal embellished strappy sandals, and a selection of Louis Vuitton High Jewelry including a pair of “Rider of the Knights Le Royaume’ white diamond drop earrings and a statement ‘Riders of the Knight La Reine’ diamond and aquamarine cocktail ring.
The 2019 Emmy Awards will take place on Sunday September 22, 2019.