It’s easy to forget what pop culture life was like before Kim Kardashian. But, for the 30-something-plus age bracket reading along, you will remember that Catherine Zeta-Jones was it. Back in the 90s, the little girl called Mariette from 1991’s British TV series The Darling Buds Of May was well on her way to superstardom (and that tight, tight black catsuit bending and sliding underneath the security laser beams in 1999’s Entrapment, opposite Sean Connery’s Mac).
Today, Zeta-Jones – now 51 – and her actor husband Michael Douglas – now 76 – walked the red carpet at the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. The actress –who is in pre-production for the TV series Wednesday where she will play Morticia Addams – wore a floor-length, strapless, burgundy custom-made gown with a thigh-high split from New York designer Cristina Ottaviano. The young designer, who interned under Oscar de la Renta and Marc Jacobs studied at Central Saint Martins in London, and has dressed the likes of Laverne Cox and Allison Janney in the past.
Zeta-Jones paired the look with diamonds from Lorraine Schwartz and kept her very dark hair long, with a middle part and a deep sangria-hued lip that could rival Angelica Houston’s 1991 Morticia.
Douglas, dressed in Italian menswear label Canali, is nominated in the lead actor in a comedy category for the third year in a row with his Netflix show The Kominsky Method. He is also nominated as the executive producer of the show in the comedy series category.
The star couple now reside in a US$4.5 million mansion in Westchester County in New York. They have two children; a son Dylan, 21, and daughter Carys, 18. Douglas also has son Cameron, 42, with his ex-wife Diandra Luker.
More to come.