The Emmys recognize the talented teams that work their magic in front (and behind) the silver screens. But really, it’s the night for men and women alike to pull out all the stops. We’re talking about A-listers dripping in jewels, flashing all-over sequins, toting decadent clutches and more. Last night, we scouted the red carpet and rounded up the top fashion and beauty trends that will set the style bar for the rest of the year and beyond. Tina Fey (in Narciso Rodriguez) and Zooey Deschanel (in J. Mendel) stunned in shades of blue, Rose Byrne (in Calvin Klein) and Taylor Schilling (in Thakoon) proved that minimalism is still best. In beauty news, Kate Mara and Kerry Washington went natural in petal lips; and Sarah Hyland and Zosia Mamet reminded us that nail art isn’t going anywhere. Click through to see all 12 trends from television’s biggest night.
As one of Hollywood’s go-to stylists, Cristina Ehrlich is in high demand, and with the Emmy Awards tomorrow, she’s got her hands full dressing not one but five leading ladies. “I feel very okay to tell you I’ve been working on this since the middle of July,” she told InStyle.com yesterday with a grin, while she sorted through jackets at the launch party to celebrate her collaboration with Jessica Paré and Veronica Beard in New York City. But the early bird really does get the worm— Ehrlich is done with all of her fittings. “All of them are coming together beautifully. I’m in really good shape.” So just who is she dressing this year? That would be Jessica Paré, Allison Williams, Tina Fey, Julianna Margulies, and Padma Lakshmi. And while her lips were sealed when it came to specifics, she did clue us in one what we can generally expect. “I really wanted to go outside of my comfort zone this year and push myself to really do something different with each one of them,” she said. “Jess is in a very different sort of silhouette, feeling, sensibility, and time frame from last year’s Jason Wu. But Allison is still just very fresh; Tina is still very sexy; Julianna is still very chic, and I think with Padma we always have a very specific sort of theme and I think we nailed it.” We can’t wait to see what they’ll be wearing. Be sure to check back here on Emmys night for all of the scoop — we’ll be blogging live as the stars make their way down the carpet.
Plus, click to see our gown predictions for this year’s Emmys.
We’re used to seeing people on television, but not like this! The 65th Annual Emmy Awards air Sunday, and there is a lot to look forward to. Fashion week has wrapped up in New York and London (but is still going strong in Milan and Paris!) and we’re most excited to see the fresh-off-the-runway fashion on the Emmys’ red carpet. Kicking awards season into high gear, the event marks the first chance for starlets to show off all the Spring 2014 looks!
HOW TO WATCH WITH US
You don’t even need a television to follow along! The Emmys will air Sunday, September 22 at 8PM EST on CBS, And we’ll be there! Follow @InStyle on Twitter and @InStyleMagazine on Instagram to get an inside look. You can also watch a live webcast of the red carpet and the behind-the-scenes coverage on emmys.com beginning an hour before the show. For live updates that night, follow @primetimeemmys on Twitter.
AS WE’RE WATCHING, HERE ARE FIVE THINGS WE’LL BE LOOKING FOR:
1. OUR FAVORITE LADIES
InStyle cover girls Sofia Vergara, Zooey Deschanel and Tina Fey will all present awards at the event, along with other best dressed women on TV Amy Poehler, Kerry Washington, Claire Danes, Emily Deschanel, Malin Akerman, Heidi Klum, Connie Britton, Melissa Leo, Emilia Clarke and Mindy Kaling—love! Many of them are nominated as well.
2. AHH! LIBERACE IS HAVING A MOMENT
One master showman will pay tribute to another as Elton John is set to perform at the awards show for the first time ever to honor the late pianist Liberace, who is the subject of the HBO biopic Behind the Candelabra. The film has received 15 Emmy nominations, including outstanding miniseries or movie. It stars Michael Douglas (as Liberace) and Matt Damon (as Scott Thorson, Liberace’s lover), who are both nominated for awards. Bonus: Carrie Underwood will is also slated to perform a tribute to the 1960s at the event.
3. NPH RETURNS TO THE STAGE
The host with the most is back again! Neil Patrick Harris will return to host the show for the second time (he emceed the event back in 2009), so you can expect an entertaining few hours if his hilarious turn as the 2013 Tony Awards host is any indication. We hope he brings his Barneyisms!
4. LIZ LEMON’S FINAL HURRAH!
This is the final year for 30 Rock to be nominated, and its going out big! The 15-time Emmy winning show—which aired its final episode earlier this year on January 31—is nominated for 13 awards, including Outstanding Comedy, Outstanding Actress in a Comedy (Tina Fey) and Outstanding Actor in a Comedy (Alec Baldwin). We’ll be rooting for them! Also in its final season? Breaking Bad, which ends on September 29. The series has won 8 Emmys, and is nominated for 13 awards this year, which will add extra momentum to the show’s final act. Click here to see the full list of nominees.
5. STARS TO BE REMEMBERED
A special tribute will be made to the late stars we loved James Gandolfini and Cory Monteith, who both passed away earlier this year.
T-minus two days until the Emmys! It’s a night that honors the best in television, and so it goes without saying that our favorite leading ladies and lads have to look the part. Since we’re still fresh from the New York Fashion Week spring/summer 2014 shows, we played stylist and matched up A-listers with show-stopping gowns that recently graced the runway. With some research (thanks to our extensive archive of Emmy looks), we came up with perfect floor-grazing gowns and embellished columns for Scandal star Kerry Washington, comedienne Tina Fey, Mad Men‘s Jessica Pare and more. From runway to (hopefully) the red carpet, click through to see our 14 gown predictions. Check back the morning after to see if our forecast was right.
Tina Fey’s romantic comedy Admission opens in theaters today, providing the perfect opportunity to indulge in your Tina Fey girl crush for the first time since Liz Lemon went off the air. In the film, Fey takes on the role of a Princeton admissions counselor who’s life takes a sudden turn when she meets John Pressman (Paul Rudd) a high school principal who claims that one of his students may be the son she gave for adoption. To celebrate the movie’s school theme, click through the gallery to see Tina as a high schooler in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, then continue through to see her blossom into an Emmy-winning leading lady.
Cristina Ehrlich is Hollywood’s go-to expert for putting together solid outfits—she’s behind the some of Hollywood’s most stylish, including Amy Adams, Ashley Greene, Julianna Margulies, Tina Fey, and rising style star Allison Williams—which means she knows exactly how to pick pieces that have longevity. That’s why Coldwater Creek signed her up as their Guest Stylist for the next three months—and we caught up with her in the label’s New York store to get her keen eye on spring trends. Her biggest tip: Don’t be afraid of horizontal stripes. “I really want to help women understand that stripes do work on all body types,” she told InStyle.com. “There’s a sort of myth and fear that horizontal stripes are going to make you look bigger, and it’s really not true.” Instead, a horizontal stripe on top just needs a perfect pairing, she explained. “It’s about understanding how if have print on top that you have solid on bottom, or if you want to wear a printed bottom you wear solid on top.” Words that her clients Williams and Fey clearly live by!
Plus, click through the gallery to see more fashion myths busted.
It was a funny affair in New York last night, where Tina Fey (in J. Mendel) and Paul Rudd (sporting his Anchorman: The Legend Continues mustache) premiered their new comedy Admission. In the film, Fey plays a straight-laced Princeton admissions counselor who gets a call out of the blue from school principal John Pressman (Rudd) claiming that one of his students is her long-lost son. It opens in theaters March 22.
Plus, see more of the week’s star-filled events.
The series finale of 30 Rock aired last night, and after the show’s conclusion, there was a special surprise in store for its loyal viewers. Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) and the rest of the cast revived one of the show’s most well-known jokes from way back in season one: the rural juror! Then, Jenna starred in a television drama with the most awkward name in history. But last night, there was a twist: she took to the mic to turn the hilarious tongue-twisting sketch into a soaring song. “I’ll never forget you, rural juror—these were the best days of my flurm,” Maroney sings with all her heart (the song starts at the 2-minute mark in the video above). Watch the clip now! We’ll miss you, 30 Rock!
Plus, see Tina Fey’s transformation!