Last year, I renounced the Emmy’s due to their complete snubbing of the single greatest TV show ever: The Leftovers. It had everything – tiger sex orgies, mute death cults, Mark Linn Baker, and of course, Justin Theroux’s abs. And yet, the Emmy’s ignored it.
However, I would be remiss If I didn’t re-launch Fashion Wonk for the annual celebration of Peak TV. I took the summer off from blogging while I moved in with my boyfriend, got a promotion, and worked like mad. I’m going to try to keep it updated more, but unfortunately awards season and campaign season coincide…so check back with me in 50 days or so!
Anyway – here are my picks for what some of the nominees should wear to this years Emmy’s! I pulled looks from Fall 2018 Couture collections and the recently finished/currently running New York and London Fashion Weeks.
Photo credit: Vogue
Evan Rachel Wood – Armani Privé Fall 2018 Couture
Evan usually favors suits, but I’d love to see her defy expectations, while still giving a nod towards suiting, with this fabulous tuxedo gown.
Claire Foy – Pamella Roland Spring 2019 RTW
Please wear a floral, Claire? Do it for the Queen!
Elisabeth Moss – Christian Dior Fall 2018
I always picture Elisabeth in something tea length and ladylike, and this lovely sea-foam green Dior certainly fits the bill.
Tracee Ellis Ross – Rosie Assoulin Spring 2019 RTW
The minute I saw this it just screamed Tracee. I love that she always takes fashion risks, dabbles in bright colors, and is never predictable. I would ditch the fanny pack though.
Yvonne Strahovski – ZAC Zac Posen Spring 2019 RTW
Yvonne is SUPER pregnant at the moment, so this glorious, unstructured Zac Posen is the perfect choice.
Tatiana Maslany – Oscar de la Renta Spring 2019 RTW
Tatiana wore a glorious striped Oscar de la Renta to the 2015 SAG awards and I would love to see her revisit one of my favorite designers in this sunny gown.
Laurie Metcalf – Christian Siriano Spring 2019 RTW
Honestly, I think Laurie may have already worn this gown, even though it just went down the runway. She’s a frequent Siriano collaborator and this could not be more up her alley. Also, Christian said in an interview this week that he already did four fittings for the Emmys, so I would bet good money that Laurie and Leslie Jones (who I think will wear something custom) are two of them.
Allison Janney – Valentino Fall 2018 Couture
Allison is easy to dress – she likes simple, fitted, classic silhouettes. We also know she looks phenomenal in red.
Issa Rae – Valentino Fall 2018 Couture
Valentino’s most recent collection had a lot of great stuff – including this shiny, Medieval-esque gown. Issa loves anything shiny and sparkly (my kind of girl!) and would look fabulous in this.
Zazie Beetz – Rosie Assoulin Spring 2019 RTW
I’m so excited Zazie was nominated this year for her incredible work on “Atlanta”. There’s no way she wins, but the nomination is well deserved. She doesn’t walk the red carpet a lot, but when she does her style is very relaxed, quirky, hipster. The ultra-cool Assoulin gown on the left would be perfect for her.
Sarah Paulson – Givenchy Fall 2018 Couture
I’m envious of Karla Welch, Sarah Paulson’s stylist, for many reasons. She’s impossibly cool, super liberal, and she gets to dress some of the most interesting and stylish celebrities out there. Sarah Paulson would be a dream client for me – she is always experimental, with color, textures, and style – I think this Givenchy would be a perfect addition to her style oeuvre.
Millie Bobby Brown – Armani Fall 2018 Couture
At just 14, Millie Bobby Brown has become a budding style icon. She tends to vacillate between sleek modern looks and girly gowns. I would love to see her embrace the girly in a modified version of this bright pink stunner from Armani.
Michelle Dockery – Christian Dior Fall 2018 Couture
Lady Mary would look divine in this ladylike Dior. The pattern reminds me of Medieval tapestries.
Laura Dern – Valentino Fall 2018 Couture
Maybe it’s because this is the exact color her character wears in Star Wars, or because this dress requires someone statuesque AF, but this feels like a perfect fit for Laura Dern.
Rachel Brosnahan – Johnathan Cohen Spring 2019 RTW
Rachel seems like the likely winner for Best Actress in a Comedy. She should celebrate her accomplishment in this stunning saffron gown from Jonathan Cohen’s first official New York Fashion Week show.
Vanessa Kirby – Marchesa Spring 2018 RTW
Our erstwhile Princess Margaret had a tough season on “The Crown”. She drank and smoked a lot, swanned around Kensington Palace aimlessly, and entered into a very obviously doomed marriage. Vanessa is definitely a contender for the Best Supporting Actress prize and is absolutely deserving of this fabulous, princess-worthy Marchesa. She wore a Marchesa that I didn’t love to last years’ ceremony, so this would be a major improvement.
Jessica Biel – Armani Privé Fall 2018
Jessica’s style is hit or miss for me, but she wore a fabulous Dior to last year’s Golden Globes that feels very similar to this sternum-centric Armani.
Kerri Russell – Johanna Ortiz Fall 2018 RTW or Giambattista Valli Fall 2018 Couture
I think this could, and should, be Kerri’s big year at the Emmy’s. Her work on “The Americans” is nothing short of spectacular. I also couldn’t decide what direction I thought she would go. She once wore three looks from Johanna Ortiz in a row, and I could 100% see her in this ruffled grey number. However, she also has a penchant for black, ruffles, and drama so I could also see her going big in this dramatically cascading Giambattista Valli. in other words, I’m punting on this one.
Thandie Newton – Schiaparelli Fall 2018 Couture
One of my favorite fashion moments of 2017 was Thandie wearing Schiaparelli at the SAG awards. I think she could knock it out of the park again in this gorgeous butterfly themed gown.
Alexis Bledel – Rosie Assoulin Spring 2019 RTW
I simply adore this rainbow Rosie Assoulin gown. Alexis is not afraid of color or patterns and would look phenomenal in this.
Lena Headey in Givenchy Fall 2018 Couture
Lena has strange style – lot’s of black and avant-garde silhouettes. For once, I would love to see her embrace her inner Cersei and go full-on regal – cape and all!
Sandra Oh in Tadashi Shoji Spring 2019 RTW
I don’t have a great sense of Sandra Oh’s style – she doesn’t walk the red carpet a lot – but I don’t think you can go wrong in something simple, Grecian, and shiny.