Emmy Awards 2019: The Best of the Red Carpet

The stars of tonight’s Emmy Awards had their sights—and wardrobes—set on the future: from political statements to spring colors, all eyes were on what’s next.

For Laverne Cox, that involved the Supreme Court. The Orange Is The New Black star and her plus one, Chase Strangio, a lawyer with the ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project, used the event as a platform to raise awareness for an anti-discrimination case Strangio is arguing on October 8. The case will decide the legality of an employer firing workers based on gender identity or presentation.

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Laverne Cox and her date, Chase Strangio, a laywer with the ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project at the Emmys.FilmMagic

Cox paired her tulle Monsoori gown with a custom Edie Parker rainbow clutch that advertised the event. “It’s about raising awareness so everyone knows that our lives are in danger,” she told E!. Today In: Lifestyle

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On October 8, the Supreme Court will argue Title VII, the law that prohibits workplace discrimination based on sex.Getty Images

For others at the Emmys, the carpet was a time to be their most comfortable—even if it didn’t always look it. Pose star Indya Moore, who is transgender and non-binary, strutted in their custom Louis Vuitton gown’s sky-high slits. They were unphased by the dress’s risqué elements, telling E!, “it’s more tricky to exist than it is to walk in this dress.”

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Indya Moore’s custom Louis Vuitton dress is complete with a bustier bodice and so-high-slits. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Other highlights? Celebrities were rosy for reasons other than the 90-degree temperatures—dusty pinks and mauves were sported by everyone from James Van Der Beek to Halsey, while stars like Mandy Moore and Taraji P. Henson paired a brighter hue with cherry red for the ultimate Valentine’s Day ensemble.

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Niecy Nash blows a kiss in Christian Siriano.WireImage
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Power Suit: RuPaul sports a pink and black tuxedo at the 71st Emmy Awards.FilmMagic
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Rock On: Halsey sports an elegant ombre gown. Getty Images
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Mandy Moore is all smiles in a stunning pink and red Brandon Maxwell piece. WireImage
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“I feel like cotton candy in this dress!” Taraji P. Henson told Variety of her Vera Wang gown. Getty Images
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Susan Kelechi Watson, with oversized silk sleeves, twinned with her co-star, Mandy Moore. Getty Images
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James Van Der Beek loves rose so much he even sports it literally: the flower is on his boutonniere. WireImage

The highly-anticipated carpet-goer, Billy Porter, kept things (relatively) muted for this event, trading his tuxedo-gowns for a disco-Western ensemble by Michael Kors Couture. The pinstriped suit was matched with an asymmetrical cowboy hat and Rick Owens platform heels.

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Billy Porter brings Old Town-flair in Michael Kors Collection. Getty Images

Meanwhile, Zendaya channeled the Disney princesses of her past in an emerald Vera Wang Couture number. The silk body with mesh bodice—paired with reddish waves—make the case that things are pretty great above the sea too.

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Zendaya brings “Little Mermaid” energy to the Emmys in her Vera Wang gown. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Keep scrolling for more highlights:

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Janet Mock looks peachy in her statement gown. WireImage
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Kristen Bell is a rainbow of glitter in Dior.AFP/Getty Images
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Sandra Oh looks sharp in Zac Posen.AFP/Getty Images
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Emilia Clarke drops jaws—and necklines—in this Valentino piece.Getty Images
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Jameela Jamil brings a sea-foam touch to the purple carpet. FilmMagic
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The red carpet gets Queer Eye’d. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
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Maisie Williams brings after-dark energy in this asymmetrical piece by JW Anderson. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
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Gwendoline Christie gets medieval. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is looking great in gold. Steve Granitz/WireImage
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Greta Lee brightens up the red carpet in a two-piece lime green outfit by Christopher John Rogers. John Shearer/Getty Images
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Amy Sedaris radiates in this gray set. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
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Dominique Jackson is sculptural in this gilded gown. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images
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Asante Blackk looks electric in blue. Getty Images
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Steven Canals dips his sleeves into a little bit of drama in this sequined suit. Steve Granitz/WireImage

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Original Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/isabellord/2019/09/22/emmy-awards-2019-the-best-of-the-red-carpet/#5daf9830217b

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