While Entertainment Weekly was hosting its Pre-Emmy Party on Friday (September 15) in West Hollywood, California. Variety and Women in Film were doing the same thing with their Pre-Emmy Celebration in West Hollywood that likewise attracted a number of stars.
Jennifer Nettles: Between the black paneling and the tiered skirt, this black-and-red dress could have benefited from a slightly simpler approach as it looked a bit haphazard as presented. Ileana Makri jewels completed the look.
Abigail Spencer: Abigail took a pretty-in-pink approach with her feminine Solace London dress that featured the added drama of cape sleeves an Edie Parker clutch and tonal pink Kurt Geiger pumps rounded out the look.
Angela Sarafyan: This Elisabetta Franchi Fall 2017 floral-embroidered frock was an intriguing fusion between high-octane shine and a slight Victorian vibe. Giuseppe Zanotti sandals and a Jimmy Choo clutch blended right in, in the best way possible.
Viola Davis: The star of the show in this Alice + Olivia look was clearly the floral-festooned, sequin skirt. I love how Viola wore it with the ruffle-sleeve top and metallic sandals, which complemented it rather than competed with it.
Lake Bell: Lake kept it simple in a Giorgio Armani little black dress, but dialled up the drama with a red lip and pearl-studded Stella Luna heels.
Gabrielle Union: Balancing femininity and edge, which she does so well, Gabrielle combined the cold shoulder with sparkling embellishment in this Antonio Berardi body-con dress styled with a Halston Heritage clutch and John Hardy Jewels.
Nina Dobrev: With a ladylike-meets-military mood, this Altuzarra Fall 2017 burgundy dress walked on the edgier side if only by virtue of Nina’s wet-look hair, which will likely be a debated element of the look.
Lea Michele: There will be no debating the inherent sexiness of Lea’s Cushnie et Ochs plunging suit that would never be mistaken for menswear.
Shay Mitchell: With a slightly more relaxed but no less statement-making interpretation on men’s suiting, Shay flaunted the more relaxed proportions of this Rachel Zoe glittering ensemble in top form. Giuseppe Zanotti shoes finished the sophisticated, modern look.
Kiersey Clemons: Even though there was a lot going on in this Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini dress, what with the ruffles, mesh, and pearls, it had a certain mod ethereal quality that Kiersey worked to her advantage.
Claire Foy: We first saw her transformation at the Toronto Film Festival, and Claire has continued her walk on the dark side in this Gucci embroidered, lace dress, which references a goth sensibility—especially with her oxblood lip.
Madeline Brewer: With her shimmying mini on, Madeline was ready to party in this Vatanika Resort 2018 fringe-happy frock.