When the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards kick off on Monday, as in the past, the red carpet is sure to bring must-have fashion moments.
The 74e The annual ceremony will honor the best American primetime television programming from the past year – and our favorite binges are leading the pack in the nominations. Selected by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, beloved series from Succession, Ted Lassoand The White Lotus received a substantial amount of nods, while other fan favorites like Euphoria, Only Murders in the Building, Squid Game, Stranger Things, The Marvelous Mrs. Maiseland Abbott Elementary School have also racked up their fair share of accolades.
The A-listers who have been nominated include many faces that regularly make best-dressed lists. There are Kill Eveby Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, The morning show actress Reese Witherspoon. Plus Isa Rae, Elle Fanning, Kaley Cuoco, Lily James and Sydney Sweeney, who picked up two nominations for her roles in The White Lotus and Euphoria. We can’t forget EuphoriaZendaya’s leading lady, who also scored a nomination.
The ceremony will be hosted by saturday night live star Kenan Thompson and airs at 8 p.m. ET on Monday. In honor of TV’s biggest night, we’re taking a look back at the most iconic dresses to walk the Emmy Awards red carpet over the years. From Diahann Carroll in the 1980s to Halle Berry and Jennifer Aniston in the 1990s and early days, check out our favorites below.
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, 1953
Legend Lucille Ball attended the 1953 Emmy Awards alongside husband and collaborator Desi Arnaz. Win the trophy for best actress for her role in the sitcom i love lucythe actress wore a shiny gray top with an oversized, dazzling collar and matching embellished cuffs.
Diahann Carroll, 1985
Dynasty Star Diahann Carroll brought her bombshell style to the 1985 Emmy Awards, wearing a figure-hugging maxi dress, featuring a plunging neckline, spaghetti straps and a thigh-high slit, complete with shimmering beadwork.
Cindy Crawford, 1992
In 1992, Cindy Crawford attended the awards show in a black corset over a deconstructed shirt, paired with a black ankle-length skirt with a thigh-high slit. Adorning black stockings and strappy black pumps, Crawford finished her look with a black beret.
Christine Baransky, 1995
15-time Emmy nominee Christine Baranski won her Primetime Emmy Award in 1995 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in the sitcom Cybill. Receiving the gold trophy in style, the actress sported a black bustier top and thigh-length slit skirt. Adorning a wraparound rose-shaped diamond necklace and matching earrings, Baranski completed her ensemble with black point-toe pumps and black sunglasses on the red carpet.
Cyndi Lauper, 1995
Girl just wanna have fun, and Cyndi Lauper knows exactly how to make fashion fun. Sporting a matching gold and black brocade ensemble consisting of a strapless top and leggings, the singer donned a pair of dizzying gold-tone metal platform sandals. Pairing her look with a black jacket and a gold and black handbag, Lauper won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Marianne Lugasso on NBC’s Crazy of you.
Michelle Pfeiffer, 1998
Alongside her husband, writer and producer David E. Kelly, actress Michelle Pfeiffer appeared effortlessly glamorous at the 1998 Emmy Awards. In a skin-tight two-piece ensemble, Pfeiffer donned an intricately beaded charcoal tank top with a floor-length skirt pewter equally embellished. Letting go of her golden locks, the actress sported a shimmering, iridescent beauty look while carrying a bedazzled handbag.
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, 1998
Inimitable singer Whitney Houston arrived on the red carpet hand-in-hand with her husband Bobby Brown for the 1998 Emmy Awards wearing a strapless black column dress with a shimmering silver chainmail drape and a necklace in silver.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, 1998
buffy the vampire slayer Star Sarah Michelle Gellar arrived at the 1998 Emmy Awards in an ivory and blue floral print corset, and navy maxi skirt with matching navy sandals and blue framed sunglasses.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, 1999
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston arrived at the 1999 Emmy Awards arm in arm. Aniston stepped out on the red carpet with her golden hair in curly beachy waves wearing a Randolph Duke dress with a chocolate brown skirt and a top embellished with shimmering paisley prints.
Halle Berry, 1999
Halle Berry attended the 51st Emmy Awards in a two-piece dress. With its iconic pixie cut, the catwoman The actress wore a black tank top decorated with coral beads with a long black tulle skirt.
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, 2000
Friends Star Jennifer Aniston made another memorable appearance with then-husband Brad Pitt at the Emmys in 2000, wearing a simple Prada strapless red column dress and a diamond necklace.
Sarah Jessica Parker, 2000
channel it sex and the city Carrie Bradshaw’s penchant for tutus, Sarah Jessica Parker arrived at the 52nd Emmy Awards in a feathered candy pink Oscar de la Renta dress, fit for a ballerina.
Oprah Winfrey, 2002
Oprah attended the 2002 Emmy Awards in a corseted, cream-colored Bradley Bayou gown, featuring beaded spaghetti straps, a draped neckline, and three-quarter length sleeves.
Sarah Jessica Parker, 2003
sex and the city Starlet Sarah Jessica Parker arrived on the red carpet in 2003 as a nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, wearing a candy pink Chanel gown in ruched tulle with an embellished hem.
Jennifer Garner, 2003
During his tenure featured in A.k.aJennifer Garner channeled Old Hollywood glamor at the 2003 Emmy Awards in a cream dress by Narciso Rodriquez.
Zendaya arrived at the 2019 Emmys in a custom forest green asymmetrical gown from the Vera Wang Collection. Featuring a sheer corset, the gown’s draped silk charmeuse skirt featured a high side slit. Dressed by Law Roach, Zendaya paired her look with Cartier jewelry.
Kerry Washington, 2021
Brimming with elegance, Kerry Washington attended the 2021 Emmy Awards in a figure-hugging silver Etro gown with a cinched bodice and draped cowl neckline. She added an extra dose of glamor with sparkly teardrop earrings and a bright red lip.
Anya Taylor-Joy, 2021
Anya Taylor-Joy was nominated for her first Emmy Award in 2021 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Movie or Series for her role in The Queen’s Gambit. The actress chose a yellow Dior Haute Couture dress, resembling the coveted trophy from the big night, topped with a marigold opera coat and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.
Yara Shahidi, 2021
Yara Shahidi evoked the Old Hollywood era in her emerald green, A-line, mid-century chic Christian Dior dress for the 2021 Emmy Awards.