In advance of the 2017 Emmy Awards on Sunday, Entertainment Weekly hosted its Pre-Emmy Party on Friday (September 15) in West Hollywood, California.
Sophia Bush: This red Stella McCartney body-skimming dress with car wash slits held potential, but I wish the styling had been more complementary. A tonal red sandal like the Edie Parker clutch would have provided a more streamlined effect but I would have stopped the red at the makeup—red eye shadow is always a tough look to pull off.
Padma Lakshmi: The ‘Top Chef’ host also went bold with the eye shadow, hers an intense shade of violet. However, her sultry Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2018 floral-embroidered dress commanded enough attention on its own. I love that she didn’t resort to black pumps, but I’m wishing for a sandal here.
Mandy Moore: With a shiny new play on an LBD, the ‘This Is Us’ actress donned a Sally LaPointe Pre-Fall 2017 sequin dress styled with Sophia Webster shoes and a red Jimmy Choo clutch. The style-forward edge of the turtleneck sweater piece grew on me, although at first, I did want to remove it.
Ashley Madekwe: The fashion equivalent of sparkling party confetti, this Jeffrey Dodd tunic and pants was all about sophisticated fun. Mattia Cielo jewels completed the look.
Anna Diop: I love this electric-blue 3.1 Phillip Lim variation on the oversized menswear trend, especially when so sleekly styled with Christian Louboutin patent pumps and an Elisabetta Franchi box clutch.
Bellamy Young: The actress opted to shine brightly in silver with this Tom Ford dress paired with a Halston Heritage clutch and Stuart Weitzman sandals. I think a slick bun would have modernized the look even more.
Serinda Swan: Speaking of shining brightly, Serinda was clearly inspired by a disco ball with this Temperley London Resort 2018 jumpsuit that had Studio 54 sultriness written all over it. I’m glad she styled it so simply, as it could have easily burnt out.
Sarah Hyland: With a sexy new outlook, the starlet debuted her dark locks with this mulberry Thai Nguyen Atelier Fall 2017 mini dress, which was made all the more dramatic via her matching accessories including her shoes and clutch along with a Narcisa Pheres ruby ring—not to mention that deep, wine-stained lip.
Tracee Ellis Ross: Leopard wrap dress or luxe dressing gown? Perhaps the best of both worlds with this Michael Kors Collection Fall 2017 robe gown that Tracee flaunted in typical quirky-stylish fashion with her Edie Parker clutch, red lip, and vampy pumps.
Jordana Brewster: I always love a good jumpsuit—and the beauty of minimalism—but something about this Monique Lhuillier design didn’t quite add up. Perhaps the proportions were off, or it was in great need of a belt, to elongate Jordana’s beautiful figure. Buccellati jewels were a stunning finish.
Julianne Hough: The seafoam colour of this Escada ensemble was lovely, but with the lace shirting, it just translated as a bit mature for the vibrant dancer-actress. Jennifer Meyer jewels completed the look.
Camilla Luddington: Also adopting sequins and sparkle while delving into that rich, burgundy hue, Camilla struck a dramatic-chic profile in a Vatanika Pre-Fall 2017 dress. I didn’t understand the handbag until I saw the black racing stripe and zipper down the side of the dress, which added a modern edge to finish the look.