With just over a week until awards show season officially kicks off with the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Hollywood’s top stylists are finalizing their clients’ wardrobe choices for the big night.
Millions of people across the globe will be tuning in to the telecast to see what their favorite stars are wearing and making their predictions as to who will make the best and worst dressed lists. Before stars like Sofia Vergara, Kerry Washington, and Sarah Hyland step foot on the red carpet they meet with their stylists to discuss everything from jewelry to shoes to the most important part of their look, the gown.
With so many elements to consider, stylists start planning their clients’ wardrobe months in advance to ensure that they have the best pick of gowns come time for awards season. It’s no surprise that Sofia Vergara is always a standout on the red carpet thanks to the expert guidance from her team of stylists made up by Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn.
Known for wearing figure-hugging silhouettes in bright colors to show off her curves, the star has notably been photographed wearing Vera Wang and Zuhair Murad. For the Emmy Awards, the “Modern Family” star and her stylists would be wise to think outside-of-the-box and choose a gown from Zac Posen’s fall collection.
Taking a step away from color would be a smart move for Vergara who would look elegant in a deep burgundy, off-the-shoulder trumpet style gown. It’s sweetheart neckline and knotted straps will draw attention to her curves, and give her an unexpected dose of old Hollywood glamour. Vergara should accessorize her look with bold chandelier earrings, a rich shade of lipstick to match her gown, and voluminous waves.
Fashion favorite Kerry Washington has been making headlines for her sartorial choices as of late, and her recent turn as a runway model for Stella McCartney. Washington has been working with stylist Erin Walsh to put together iconic looks from designers like Miu Miu and Michael Kors that land her at the top of every best dressed list each time she makes an appearance.
As a nominee for her role in “Scandal” and her standing as a red carpet heavyweight, the actress has garnered enough clout to be able to wear a highly coveted gown from one of fall’s couture collections. Versace’s collection is full of sparkly gowns in rich jewel tones that look as if they were made for Washington.
The strapless, navy gown with sequin detailing is the standout choice for the Emmy nominee to wear on her big night. It looks like a simple strapless dress from the front, but the intrigue comes from the back of the gown which features a racer back silhouette and short train. When it comes to accessorizing her look, Washington should choose simple diamond bracelets, a subdued makeup palette, and an up-do to let the gown take center stage.
At just 22 years-old, “Modern Family” scene-stealer Sarah Hyland is already a red carpet veteran having arrived at awards shows dressed in creations from Christian Siriano and Marchesa. Hyland and her stylist always choose age appropriate gowns in bright colors and ones that are artfully decorated with dozens of jewels. In order to stand out on the red carpet, while still maintaining her youthful radiance, the starlet would be wise to stick with a creation from one of her favorite designers, Christian Siriano.
During his fall runway presentation, Siriano showcased a black and gold frock that would be perfect for Hyland to wear to the Emmys. It features a golden bodice in a zigzag pattern that leads into a multi-tiered black tulle ballerina-length skirt. To finish off her look, she should accessorize with simple black pumps, smoky eye makeup, and a high-bun to further play up the dress’s ballerina theme.
These stars should start awards season off on a high-note by choosing gowns from these designers in order to turn heads on the red carpet. Vergara, Washington, and Hyland will no doubt be at the top of every best dressed list thanks to the expert guidance of their stylists at this year’s Emmy Awards.