While the Emmys may be television’s biggest night, the star-studded evening is also a fashionable affair. From sparkling gowns to metallic suits, the ceremony has delivered the most unforgettable style moments of all time.
When it comes to red carpet fashion, Tracee Ellis Ross just gets it. The Girlfriends alum proved she was ahead of her time at the awards show in 2018 when she stepped out in a hot pink Valentino balloon dress — years before the Barbiecore trend became popular. The High Note star also dazzled at the 2020 event. She didn’t let the virtual aspect of the ceremony stop her from getting all dolled up as she sported a gold layered dress by Alexandre Vauthier.
Zendaya is another star who commands attention on the red carpet. In 2019, the Euphoria actress made the Emmys her own personal runway in an emerald corset dress by Vera Wang. The Dune star complemented the look with fiery red tresses, and we’re still not over it.
Sarah Paulson is also a standout fashion star. In 2021, the American Horror Story actress looked radiant in a red puff sleeve gown by Carolina Herrera.
Four years prior, Nicole Kidman picked up the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role in the HBO hit Big Little Lies. For her special moment, she wore a gorgeous crimson tea-length Calvin Klein frock that featured crystal-embellished neckline. Iconic, right?
Of course, there’s no best dressed list without Jennifer Aniston. In 2002 the Cake star stunned in a vintage blush-color Christian Dior gown to accept her statue for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for playing Rachel in Friends. The red carpet fashion moment easily goes down in Emmys history.
And there’s so much more where that came from. We’re taking a look back at some of the best Emmys red carpet looks of all time — from the very early aughts up to today.
Keep scrolling for a look at our favorite Emmys fashion moments of all time: