Emmys 2019: The best standout looks from the purple carpet

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Chrissy Metz' Emmys 2019 Purple Carpet Look

The Emmys’ purple carpet was one dominated by elegant looks and statement moments. Here, we’ve rounded-up all the best looks you need to see from the ceremony. 

The red carpet was transformed into a luxurious purple affair for the 71st Emmy awards, and the fashion was just as regal as the floor it graced.

True to style, the fashion from the 2019 Emmys was glamorous, elegant and beautiful. With many of the stars going for shimmering colours such as gold and silver to walk the carpet in, the night was dominated by classic styles, which were peppered with a handful of standout statement looks.

Stand-out styles include the flared pinstripe suit donned by Pose’s Billie Porter, and the elegant dark green dress seen on Euphoria’s Zendaya.

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Here, we’ve rounded up all the best purple carpet looks you need to see from this year’s ceremony. Happy scrolling.

  • Emmys Purple Carpet 2019: Zendaya

    Zendaya on the Emmys Purple Carpet
    Emmys Purple Carpet 2019: Zendaya

    Zendaya took to the carpet in a custom emerald green Vera Wang dress, and we are very here for it. And that wasn’t the only surprise the Euphoria star debuted on the purple carpet: she revealed her newly transformed red hair, which she wore in loose, gentle waves. Simple but sophisticated.    

  • Emmys Purple Carpet 2019: Gwendoline Christie

    Gwendoline Christie on the 2019 Emmys Purple Carpet
    Gwendoline Christie on the Emmys Purple Carpet 2019

    Gwendoline Christie went full regal with this Arthurian-esque Gucci gown. Appearing at the Emmys’ after she nominated herself for the award for ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series,’ for her apperance in Game of Thrones, Christie took the carpet by storm with the sweeping red and white look; although she didn’t win an award in the end, she basically won the purple carpet.

  • Emmys Purple Carpet 2019: Natasha Lyonne

    Natasha Lyonne on the Emmys Purple Carpet 2019
    Emmys Purple Carpet 2019: Natasha Lyonne

    As if we didn’t already know she is a true Queen, Natasha Lyonne let this gold Gucci dress have the last word.

  • Emmys Purple Carpet 2019: Billy Porter

    Billie Porter on the Emmys Purple Carpet 2019
    Emmys Purple Carpet 2019: Billie Porter

    There’s not much more we can say about Billie Porter’s take on the classic pinstripe suit other than “iconic”. After his amazing seven outfit changes in 48 hours at London Fashion Week, the Pose star proved that he’s not here to mess around when it comes to serving looks with this custom Michael Kors Collection ensemble, and we’re so here for it.

  • Emmys Purple Carpet 2019: Laverne Cox

    Laverne Cox on the Emmys Purple Carpet 2019
    Emmys Purple Carpet 2019: Laverne Cox

    Laverne Cox’s tiered tulle dress from Monsoori would have stolen the show if it wasn’t for the incredible message behind her custom designed bag. The bespoke acrylic clutch by Edie Parker features the LGBTQ flag on one side and the trans flag on the other: but it’s the words that feature on its front that are so important. “Oct 8, Title VII, Supreme Court,” refers to a landmark case which will consider anti-LGBTQ employment discrimination qualifies as sex discrimination, and will decide whether LGBTQ workers are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act which prohibits employment discrimination based on “race, colour, religion, sex and national origin”. 

  • Emmys Purple Carpet 2019: Jodie Comer

    Jodie Comer on the Emmys Purple Carpet 2019
    Emmys Purple Carpet 2019: Jodie Comer

    Killing Eve star Jodie Comer claimed her first Emmy award for ‘Lead Actress in a Drama Series’ in this stunning pure-white Tom Ford dress. 

  • Karamo Brown

    Karamo Brown on the Emmys 2019 Purple Carpet
    Emmys Purple Carpet 2019: Karamo Brown

    Karamo Brown may not be the fashion guru among Queer Eye’s fab five (that’s the iconic Tan France), but he served a serious look in this suit/cape look from Versace. We’re in love.

  • Emmys Purple Carpet 2019: Phoebe Waller-Bridge

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge had the night of her life at the Emmys, and her Monique Lhuillier gown was the perfect companion for the evening. With its flowing skirt and bejewelled waistband, this was a seriously gorgeous look on the Fleabag star.

  • Chrissy Metz

    Chrissy Metz on the Emmys Purple Carpet 2019
    Emmys Purple Carpet 2019: Chrissy Metz

    This Is Us star Chrissy Metz shone on the purple carpet in this shimmery custom dress by Christian Siriano. The off-the-shoulder look paired with the gunmetal sheen of the material completed this incredible style.

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