Chartreuse is the new black, but black is still all right.
The Emmys have wrapped, awards season is here, the 2015 fall television has begun, and it’s time for my traditional wrap-up post of my favorite Emmy looks.
This year there was some wacky stuff happening on the red carpet, so thanks for that, TV stars and moguls. The big style directive seemed to be ‘wear black; or instead, don every color discernible to the human eye –or chartreuse, which amounts to the same thing as far as effect on the retina.’
But there were also countless Grammy-awards-level splashes of florals, stripes, mixed fabrics, seventies throwbacks, and serious hardware…Kerry Washington in mesh. Regina King in some very stiff sequins. Claire Danes in chains.
All in all, it made for exciting dress-peeping. Except, why is that promtastic off-the-shoulders sleeve back in style? Blegh. It looks like sausage casing on even the most willowy of actresses and in general I’m not a fan.
That said, here were the style stand-outs for me, with only the briefest of defenses for each.
The first ensemble to catch my eye was Jamie Lee Curtis’ long sleeved black number by Stella McCartney, paired with a filigree cuff by Cathy Waterman. Next, Kiernan Shipka in a yellow patterned top and leggings by Dior. This look got mixed reviews but I thought it was cute and age appropriate; Ariel Winter, proving structure works in a geometrically cut red Romona Kevesa; Zoe Kasan in striped Miu Miu — I’m a sucker for prints when worn right, even if this dress was a tad casual — and Ellie Klemper in Naeem Khan. Christina Hendricks got more attention for her Khan, but I thought the colors, pattern, and metallic sheen gave Ellie the edge.
Finally, Alan Cumming wore my favorite menswear look, arriving looking Chaplinesque.
Share your own favorites in the comments!