2022 Emmys fashion is bringing Old Hollywood back — and a little hilarity

Zendaya attends the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The glamor was back on Monday, September 12 at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards with metallic sheen and plenty of bright color as an otherworldly Britt Lower, Old Hollywood Elle Fanning and fellow stars walked the golden carpet in the Los Angeles sticky humidity.

Lower, of “Severance,” donned a gold beaded Venetian gown with matching elbow-length gloves. There were cutouts at the top and thin embellished straps.

“I felt like I wanted to wear outer space. I appreciate fabrics – my mom was a home economics teacher. I feel good in it,” Lower said.

Britt Lower at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, September 12, 2022 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision

But there were also plenty of skintight looks and old Hollywood glamour.

Zendaya, the Oakland star nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in ‘Euphoria’, graced the carpet – during a break from filming ‘Dune 2’ – with a black Maison Valentino dress . Connie Britton was in a goddess dress by Monique Lhuillier in a soft pink, a cape effect in the back. And Elle Fanning wanted to honor the creators of her show, “Catherine,” so she wore a chest-embellished black and pink dress designed by Sharon Long.

“I’ve always been inspired by Old Hollywood glamor of the ’50s,” said Fanning, who was nominated for the first time.

Elle Fanning arrives at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards. Photo: Jae C. Hong/Associated Press

Laverne Cox and Himesh Patel helped kick off the fashion show, she in a bold black mini suit by Jean Paul Gaultier Couture and he in a white print tuxedo jacket, eschewing the usual evening black.

“I’m pretty hot,” Patel said. “I’m in a three-piece suit. I love this costume, but I wasn’t expecting the heat.

Himesh Patel arrives at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards. Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision

And with royal blue on Sarah Thompson (a “yellow vests” writer), marigold yellow and more – the bright color was a great start to the evening. Natasha Rothwell of “The White Lotus” chose red for a dress with short balloon sleeves and a hot item on the fashion carpet – pockets! Megan Stalter also went red in a sheer dress that celebrated her curves.

Natasha Rothwell at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards. Photo: Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images

Jen Tullock of “Severance” was also in the red zone, with a thigh split and a structured sleeve number by Thierry Mugler, worn with pearl earrings.

“I’m such a fan of his line. It’s elegant but still has a sense of humor,” Tullock said.

Stalter, of “Hacks”, was in burnt velvet by Norma Kamali. She had a fake red rose wedged between her breasts.

“It took my breath away and my words. It’s a kind of sexy dress. It’s wild like me,” she said.

Mark Indelicato at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards. Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision

Mark Indelicato was in the red club, sort of. Indelicato’s hair was bright red and his black tuxedo sported long tails split like a train. And the men? Phil Dunster of “Ted Lasso” opted for a burgundy tuxedo with black lapels, although his Lasso co-star Brett Goldstein and many other men stuck with black.

Emily Heller, meanwhile, went in another direction. She had a “Kick Me” sign on the back of her short floral dress and a piece of toilet paper stuck to a shoe.

Emily Heller arrives with a “kick me” sign on her back to the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards. Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision

Associated Press writer Beth Harris in Los Angeles and Chronicle senior arts and entertainment writer Mariecar Mendoza contributed to this story.


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