2015 Emmys Best Dressed

The stars flooded Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles to honor the best of the small screen Sunday night for the 67th Annual Primetime Emmys. In case you missed Ryan Seacrest’s 35 reminders per minute, it was hot outside—as in 100 degrees hot—but that didn’t stop Hollywood from donning designer duds and posing for the shutterbugs on the red carpet. The Orange is the New Black crew popped in colorful gowns, others like Kerry Washington sparkled and Lady Gaga left her egg at home in favor of a stunning (and normal) floor-length black gown. Here are our picks from last night’s 10 best dressed with commentary from the Twittersphere.

Claire Danes

The sequins. The chains. Claire Danes was the picture of perfection in Prada. The Homeland star let her sparkling purple number do the talking, opting for a minimalist look for hair, makeup and jewelry. Her best accessory? Beau Hugh Dancy.

Lady Gaga



It’s hard to recognize Lady Gaga, who will test her acting chops in upcoming FX series American Horror Story, when she’s not wearing meat, but yes, that is in fact Mother Monster. There’s even a sweet story behind Gaga’s toned-down outfit choice. Designed by longtime friend Brandon Maxwell who just made his runway debut at New York Fashion Week, the floor length, one-shoulder gown turned heads, immediately began trending on Twitter and even impressed Emmy winner Richard Jenkins and frenemy Perez Hilton. How often does that happen with a black dress?


Kerry Washington


Scandal star Kerry Washington lived up to her billing as one of Hollywood’s most stylish leading ladies in a metallic-lace Marc Jacobs dress with a mid-calf hemline that was on the New York Fashion Week Runway about three days before. Clearly when you’re Kerry Washington, you don’t have to wait for a dress like this. She loved every minute of wearing it.


Tatiana Maslany


Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany reminded us of two things Sunday night: 1. You can wear white after Labor Day. 2. Women in suits on the red carpet are so refreshing. The first-time nominee showed just the right amount of skin in the plunging Bouchra Jarrar pantsuit. The shiny low pony kept the look chic and polished, the bright lipstick popped against the neutral palette and those heels are just plain fierce.


Taylor Schilling & Laverne Cox



We’re so used to seeing the Orange is the New Black ladies in beige tops and bottoms and as little makeup as the set lights will allow, so it’s always fun to see their personal styles. Taylor Schilling wore an eye-popping canary Stella McCartney gown with a peplum hemline, and Laverne Cox’s pretty teal Calvin Klein Collection dress hugged in all the right places. The duo had more than just their glamorous looks to cheer about Sunday. Co-star Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes) went home with a trophy for Supporting Actress in a Drama.


Taraji P. Henson



You’re seeing Empire’s Taraji P. Henson on everybody’s best-dressed list and for good reason. Her gown, custom-made by her Met Gala escort Alexander Wang, was the perfect mix of elegance and edginess with a lace bodice and chain straps. She later cheered on co-star Viola Davis, who became the first African American woman to win for Best Actress in a Drama.


January Jones


On screen, January Jones took us back to the 1950s in Mad Men. Her teal Ulyana Sergeenko strapless jumpsuit was a little bit 1970s and every bit 2015. It earned her major props from Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell.


Sarah Hyland




While some opted for poppy neon colors and others went with black, Sarah Hyland’s berry, off-the-shoulder Zac Posen dress showed the Modern Family cast member was ready for fall. The front was gorgeous in and of itself, but the cutout back was a true showstopper.


Naomi Watts


  Naomi Watts’s dress came from Dior’s 2012 collection, but the multi-pattern embellishments and midi length were completely on-trend.


Whose look did you love? Did we miss anyone? Tell us who made your best dressed list in the comments section, Facebook and Twitter.

beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

Beth Ann Clyde is a Digital Editor of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email bethann@lipulse.com or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.