|Queen of Comedy Julia Louis Dreyfus with her 2 Emmy wins Sunday night via LA Times|
Is Emmys fashion better than the Oscars?
A bold question, perhaps, but hear me out: we are in Peak TV mode, where the quality (and quantity) of television has hit an all-time high. Game of Thrones is on par, technically and story-wise, with the most epic of film series. Transparent, Master of None, and Orange is the New Black are dealing with issues of racial and gender diversity in a way that the film industry has been slow to do (#OscarsSoWhite ring a bell?). The People v. O.J. Simpson: An American Crime Story gave viewers the chance to reconsider their stances on characters made popular by the media twenty years prior, and confronted the myth of "reality" television and media construction head-on.
I love television, always have. During high school I used shows like Gossip Girl and 90210 to incentivize me to finish my homework before 9pm each night, and now I'm proud to admit I watch quality programs too, like Veep and Orphan Black, among other shows. I devour TV and admire the unique storytelling advantages it has over film, and I'm so glad that the rest of the world has finally recognized the power of television. It's quicker to pick up on the current sociopolitical climate, quicker to be more diverse, and easier to adapt to the responses of the audience. I love movies too, but I think we are in an age—bolstered by Netflix and binge watching—where television is slowly becoming the higher art form.
|The Stranger Things cast has officially won my heart via Vogue|
It felt that way with the Emmys red carpet, too. There were few missteps, and mostly everyone looked like a winner. Claire Dane's spray tan was a little too dark, and I questioned Constance Zimmer's and Maisie Williams' bangs, but for the most part I was blown away by the red carpet. People were having fun with what they wore! Lots of bright colors and sequins. I think Sarah Paulson was my pick for best dressed (and best date, for bringing the real Marcia Clark) but there was a lot to love!
Here were my favorite looks of the evening:
Queens and Khaleesis of the Red Carpet
|Emilia Clarke in Atelier Versace | Maisie Williams | Sophie Turner in Valentino|
|Ellie Kemper in Jenny Packham | Laverne Cox in Naeem Khan | Kristen Bell in Zuhair Murad Couture|
Claire Danes in Schiaparelli Couture | Felicity Huffman in Tony Ward
|Portia Doubleday in Giorgio Armani | Tatiana Maslany in Alexander Wang | Priyanka Chopra in Jason Wu|
Colors of the Rainbow
|Minnie Driver in Versace | Tina Fey | Viola Davis | Emily Ratajkowski in Zac Posen | Taraji P. Henson in Vera Wang|
|Rami Malek in Christian Dior | Sarah Paulson in Prada|