Considering the whirlwind of curveballs this year has had — many of which involve canceled events and gatherings — it’s understandable if you’ve nearly forgotten that award shows are still a thing. But if the first round has been any indication, Hollywood is making its adjustments to move forward amid a global pandemic. And naturally, so are its red carpets. Yes, the fashion world is still finding its footing with social distancing and other safety protocols surrounding COVID-19, but that didn’t stop celebrities from bringing the best looks to the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night. And if the Emmys are a peek into what’s to come, the next award season is bound to be filled with jaw-dropping fashion moments — even if they're streamed from home.
Leading the charge of the most eye-catching looks from the virtual red carpet is Tracee Ellis Ross, who wore a stunning metallic ruffled gown by Alexandre Vaulthier. Pairing it with vintage Tiffany & Co. jewelry and Jimmy Choo shoes, the Black-ish star created a statement-making look for televisions’ biggest night. Another beautiful ensemble was Zendaya’s Christopher John Rogers ensemble, which featured a two-toned dress, Bulgari jewelry, and Christian Louboutin shoes.
A socially distanced red carpet has its perks, such as enough space to don more expansive dresses, like Regina King’s playful Schiaparelli Couture dress, which only gave way for her minimalist Stuart Weitzman shoes to shine. Of course, these weren’t the only outfits that nearly stole the show. To see TZR’s top picks from the night, scroll down below.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Zendaya
The actor and first-time Emmys nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series wore a stunning Christopher John Rogers gown, Christian Louboutin heels, and Bulgari jewelry.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: H.E.R.
H.E.R., the only performer for the 2020 Emmy Awards, opted for a custom bold cheongsam-inspired dress with matching pants in a floral chinoiserie print by Vera Wang. The artist accessorized with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Sheryl Jones jewelry, and Gentle Monster sunglasses.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Regina King
The award-winning Watchmen actor shared that her voluminous, royal blue Schiaparelli gown is what she would have worn for the in-person awards show. King's virtual red carpet ensemble featured jewelry by Bondeye, Established, and Nouvel Heritage, as well as shoes by Stuart Weitzman. But since she was broadcasting from her home, she opted for a fuchsia suit (also by Schiaparelli) with a Breonna Taylor T-shirt.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Tracee Ellis Ross
The actor — who styled her own hair using her brand, Pattern Beauty — shined in a ruffled, metallic gold gown by Alexandre Vauthier with shoes by Jimmy Choo. Ross completed her look with jewelry by Tiffany & Co.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Reese Witherspoon
The Little Fires Everywhere star shined in Louis Vuitton as she celebrated the event at home.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Robin Thede
The comedian, writer, and nominee for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series made a case for mustard yellow in a jaw-dropping princess gown by Christian Siriano.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Cynthia Erivo
Erivo embraced the '90s mini dress trend that's running rampant right now, wearing a multicolored dream by Versace and jewels by Tiffany & Co.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Kerry Washington
The actor, who was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Little Fires Everywhere, wore a floral strapless gown by Oscar de la Renta.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Yara Shahidi
Shahidi's custom Prada was complemented by Cartier jewels.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Octavia Spencer
The actress enjoyed the award show from home (with wine in hand) in a dress by Tadashi Shoji, Sophie Ratner necklace, and Vrai earrings.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Zendaya
The 24-year-old wore custom Armani Prive and Bulgari jewels for her major moment, when she won for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Jennifer Aniston
The actress prepped for the award ceremony in a face mask and pajama set by Pour Les Femmes, the sleepwear label co-owned by Robin Wright.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Julia Garner
The Ozark actress embraced 1920's glamour with layered pearls and silky jumpsuit — a glam mix that was still comfortable enough to wear in bed.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Rachel Brosnahan
The actor, nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, wore custom pajamas by Christy Rilling, which will be auctioned off for charity to benefit When We All Vote. She added Vrai jewelry and the Broche Vivier Strass Mule and Tuxedo Loafers from Roger Vivier.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Holland Tyler
Tyler's stylist Karla Welch shared this snapshot of the actor, who was nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie category for her role in Ryan Murphy's Hollywood.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Issa Rae
Issa Rae celebrated the night at LA's SoFi stadium dressed in an orange cutout dress by Sergio Hudson which she styled with Nike's Cortez sneakers and Forevermark jewelry.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Jameela Jamil
The actress added oomph to a casual at-home look by finishing things off with a bright Markarian coat — no heels necessary.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox's Azzi & Osta dress was a bright showstopper. The actor was nominated in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series category for her work on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Catherine O'Hara
The Emmy winner and star of Schitt's Creek celebrated the evening in a full Valentino look, including a black dress, bag, and a matching face mask in hand.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Sandra Oh
Tuning in from home, the nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series chose a L'Agence jacket with a mask to match. She finished the look with Kore Limited pants, Roger Vivier sneakers, and Wilfredo Rosado jewelry.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Uzo Aduba
The actor wore a custom gold skirt and black t-shirt designed by celebrity stylist Jason Rembert for his line Aliette. Rembert collaborated with Aduba's stylist Cristina Ehrlich on the look which was worn with Mateo New York jewelry and Jimmy Choo sandals.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Annie Murphy
Schitt's Creek's Annie Murphy chose a sleek black suit from Valentino, which she styled with comfortable sneakers and simple gold jewelry on the carpet in Toronto.
Best Fashion Looks At The 2020 Emmys: Yvonne Orji
To celebrate, the actor dressed up in a sequined Azzi & Osta dress styled with David Yurman jewels and Louboutin heels.