Black Hollywood came out to slay for the 2018 Emmy Awards. This year, a record 39 actors of color have been nominated for an award. In the words of Issa Rae, “We’re rooting for everyone black!” Although some of the nominees are in the same category, a win for one is a win for all. As for the fashion, stars like Regina King, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Tiffany Haddish and Samira Wiley graced the red carpet looking nothing short of amazing. Let’s take a look at the top 16 looks that had us talking.
Issa Rae has been living her best life! The actress, producer, director and writer walked the red carpet in a powder blue Vera Wang jumpsuit. She accessorized with jewels by Piaget.
Regina King is a constant reminder that black does not crack. The 47 year old actress showed off her toned arms in a lime green custom Christian Siriano strapless gown.
RuPaul looked sharp clad in a custom white Calvin Klein suit with Andy Warhol’s Statue of Liberty featured on the jacket and pants.
Tiffany Haddish matched her colorful personality in this multi-color Prabal Gurung gown.
Tracee Ellis Ross never disappoints! The Black-ish actress dazzled in a hot pink, Valentino Haute Couture dress.
Zuri Hall looked like a modern-day princess in a peach iridescent Fouad Sarkis Couture gown.
Zazie Beetz looks completely regal in a brown Ralph Lauren gown with jeweled off-the-shoulder detailing.
Ryan Michelle Bathe looked flawless in a Melissa Masse dress that featured an oversized embellished flower on the shoulder.
John Legend looked dapper as he stood next to his glamorous wife, Chrissy Teigen. John wore a navy blue suit while Chrissy shimmered in a Zuhair Murad high-slit gown.
Thandie Newton’s pastel pink, one-shoulder gown was a classic, timeless look. She accessorized with large earrings and silver open-toe sandals.
Taraji P Henson was completely glamorous in a floral Giambattista Valli high-low gown. I don’t know about you, but Taraji is definitely aging backwards!
Samira Wiley wore a sequin Jenny Packham gown with a deep V neckline.
Marsai Martin channeled her inner fairy in an ombre Viktor & Rolf dress.
Letitia Wright looked golden in a Pamella Roland tiered dress. She accessorized with a gold, Jimmy Choo clutch and Nicholas Kirkland sandals.
Leslie Jones flashed her big, joyful smile clad in a pink and blue Christian Siriano suit.
Yvonne looked stunning in a black George Chakra Fall 2017 Couture gown.