Celebrities are hitting the carpet at the 2022 Emmy Awards, and not even soaring temperatures in Los Angeles can stop stars from going all-out with their outfits. From princess-style ballgowns to all-white tuxes, there are a lot of must-see looks to take in from our favorite actors and nominees, such as Kerry Washington, Elle Fanning, Nicholas Braun and more. Catch the best dressed stars of the night, below.
The Abbott Elementary star knew what she was after with her custom Dolce & Gabbana gown. “I really wanted something that made me feel ‘va va voom’ but also respectful,” she told E!. “I feel like I kind of have to do three jobs at once, actress, producer and writer, so it can be hard to find something that makes me feel comfortable being all three but also wearing something that makes me feel good and sexy and proud.” She added that she wanted “teeny, tiny Jessica Rabbit” vibes.
In another epic Emmys moment, Zendaya arrived in a strapless Valentino ballgown with bow-adorned peplum-style bodice and full ball skirt — complete with pockets! — paired with Bulgari jewels.
The night’s double-nominee for The White Lotus and Euphoria oozed elegance in a silver floral embroidered custom Oscar de la Renta gown with Fred Leighton jewels.
The Emmy winner looked red hot in her tiered tulle high-low Giambattista Valli Haute Couture dress with cascading train and voluminous sleeves, paired with Lorraine Schwartz studs consisting of over 40 carats of diamonds.
The Great actress wanted to pay homage to her Hulu show’s costume department, by wearing a dress created by costume designer Sharon Long and hand-crafted by Catherine Shaw.
“The Old Hollywood glamor of the ’50s and specifically when costume designers would design actresses gowns — like Edith Head would always design Grace Kelly’s Oscars dress. It’s so special and you can see that those dresses are made with love,” Fanning told E! on the carpet. “Once I got nominated I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be amazing if [Sharon] designed my dress?'” The result was a strapless black gown with pink embellishment at the bust with a wraparound skirt with matching pink lining inside.
Kerry Washington rocked a white Elie Saab Haute Couture mini dress with feathery appliqués and extended full train, with black Wolford tights, Christian Louboutin pumps and Bulgari jewelry.
The star presented on stage with her Only Murders in the Building co-stars Steve Martin and Martin Short in a glam halter column gown with statement earrings.
“I’m a golden, sort of shiny, sort of coppery, sparkly thing. It’s Versace and I love it,” James told E! of her bronze creation with bustier-style bodice and pleated detailing.
The Dropout nominee felt like “a mermaid” in her strapless pink gown with sheer netting at the neckline by Armani Privé. “They know me like no one else,” she said of the brand on E! Live from the Red Carpet. She added jewels by Cartier High Jewelry, including platinum diamond earrings and wedding bands.
The Oscar-winning star worked her custom Prabal Gurung halter gown on the carpet, featuring a center cutout and ruched draping, worn with an Omega watch and T-strap sandals.
Choosing a moody midnight blue hue, the star sparkled in her strapless dress by Armani Privé embellished with sequins and crystals. She teamed the look with a Tiffany & Co. necklace in platinum with aquamarines, blue zircons and diamonds, a pair of Tiffany diamond earrings and a Tiffany ring with an aquamarine and diamonds.
Keeping things fresh in an all-white tux, the Succession star chose a Dior men’s wool and silk tuxedo with black leather derbies by Dior, and a Fred Leighton Art Deco diamond double clips brooch in platinum.
In head-to-toe Louis Vuitton, the Squid Games star wore a tweed sequin embroidered gown with black sandals, a custom headband, and rings from Louis Vuitton High Jewelry.
In another all-white look, the actor, nominated for Under the Banner of Heaven, donned a Zegna white jacket and shirt sans tie with matching pants, and accessorized with round sunnies, an Omega watch and David Yurman pinky ring.
The actress sparkled from every angle in her Fendi Couture dress with all-over embroidered sequins complete with a matching handbag.
Sandra Oh’s stylist Jordan Johnson Chung said she was “channeling her inner Prince” at the Emmys in her high-shine plunging purple Rodarte jumpsuit with matching jacket.
Bringing the sunshine in her yellow one-shoulder gown, Angela Bassett accessorized with matching platform pumps, a CICADA diamond bracelet and a bedazzled boombox-shaped clutch.
The actress kept things simple with her Sergio Hudson white gown featuring black trim and a center cutout, and said on the carpet she was feeling “really elegant” in her look.
The White Lotus nominee “just knew immediately” that the Dior Haute Couture gown that she tried on at her fitting was the one she’d wear down the carpet. She teamed the asymmetrical draped bodysuit and tulle skirt with rhinestone tassels and fine pearls embellishments with a pair of statement drop earrings.
A third all-white suit of the night! Seth Rogan was on-trend in his dapper Brunello Cucinelli white tuxedo with white cumberbund and bow tie, worn with black patent shoes.
“Nobody knows that I don’t have heels on underneath,” the Ted Lasso star said on E! Live from the Red Carpet. Thanks to the actress’ strapless princess-style gown with full tulle skirt by Dolce & Gabbana, she could rock high-top sneakers secretly down the carpet.
Colman Domingo shines in his ombré metallic paisley-print suit, worn with a black sheer shirt and embroidered loafers.