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Eye-catching looks at the 70th annual Emmy Awards

by Bridgette Babb - Copy Editor
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 06:00 pm
Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons
Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons

In the modern society we live in, fashion is a big component in people’s everyday lives. How one wears something can evoke an array of feelings from those who are watching. 

The 70 Primetime Emmys took place on Monday, Sept. 17, which gave way to some of the best glamorous looks from the stars of television. 

The event brought individuals from all genres of television to celebrate the best of the best. While the Emmy ratings overall have dropped over the years, no one could deny the amazing looks designers put together for the stars.

The most iconic look of the night came from ‘Blackish’ star, Jennifer Lewis. Lewis donned a nike outfit, with a large gemstone-studded swoosh in the middle of the shirt. The look was definitely an eye catcher, contrasting with all the suits and gowns present. According to CNN, Lewis thought very hard about the outfit, and how to go about the styling. 

“I am wearing Nike to tell them how proud I am of them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his protest against police brutality and racial injustice," Lewis said. “I speak to the millennials tonight to tell them they are not alone in standing up. We're right behind them. Their ancestors are behind them, who took two knees and two hands picking cotton.”

The statement was extremely powerful, and left many in shock. She thanked Kaepernick for being the face of the resistance, and for getting more people involved in the cause each and every day. Lewis is known for speaking out on social injustice, and is a advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement. What a better place to make a political statement than such a big platform like the Emmys. 

The women of the Emmys came dressed to impress, flaunting looks that were pleasing to all in their presence. Issa Rae, from HBO’s ‘Insecure,’ showed up in a sky blue embezzled Vera Wang pants suit. The suit had a deep neckline, and a flowy back. Giving off angelic vibes, she had her hair in a sleek bun and a natural face.

Yara Shahidi, star of ‘Grownish’ and ‘Blackish,’ looked extremely vibrant in a rose Gucci gown, which flowed over her body as if it were made just for her. The thin straps allowed the audience to admire her shoulders, while the simple rose placed in the middle gave the dress a different feel. She paired the outfit with a high bun, dazzling earrings and a mauve lip.

The ‘Grownish’ cast did not come to play, and Tracee Ellis Ross was no exception. The actress was dressed in a magenta Valentino gown that could only be described as jaw dropping. The gown had a puffy bottom and neckline, but was off the shoulder and showed Ellis’s amazing neckline. With a lip to match the dress and her hair pulled into a low bun, she honestly took my breath away. 

Tiffany Haddish of ‘Girls Trip’ also stole the show in her rainbow inspired Prabal Gurung custom made gown. The dress flowed with every step she took, and the deep V-line brought the whole dress together. 

The men of the emmys were also dressed exquisitely, with no two suits looking the same. 

RuPaul Charles, creator of ‘RuPaul's Drag Race,’ sported an all white Calvin Klein suit. The left bottom hem was embroidered with outlines of what seemed to be lady liberty in black. Completing the look, Charles wore oange dress shoes trimmed with black. 

Tom Kaulitz, German musician, looked very dapper in his tweed black suit. He rocked a dark green undershirt, with high black dress pants. 

Sterling K. Brown, ‘This is Us’ star, looked like a proper gentleman in his black and white suit. He wore a black bowtie, with simple black dress shoes. 

Stars were certaintly dressed to impress and surely, they delivered as they always do.