Emmys 2016 Red Carpet Fashion: Priyanka Chopra, Kerry Washington and More Stars Were the Best Dressed of the Night

Primetime perfection! The small screen’s biggest stars worked their Sunday best at the 2016 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 18. Priyanka Chopra, Kerry Washington, Claire Danes, Kristen Bell and more floored us in their gowns, earning our nod for best dressed of the night. Tune in to today’s Red Carpet Daily, presented by AT&T, to see the fashions that made our jaws drop.

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Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra arrives for the 68th Emmy Awards on Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Getty Images

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Lady in red! Chopra was gone-with-the wind fabulous in Jason Wu, even taking a few twirls on the carpet. The Quantico actress, 34, was resplendent in a crimson one-shouldered gown with shoulder and waist cutouts that was custom-made by the designer. At an HBO afterparty, the smoldering star told Us that the look made her feel “like a princess.” That, and the fact that she was “the only one wearing it!”

Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington attends the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sept. 18, 2016, in Los Angeles. Getty Images

While Chopra went bright, Washington, 39, outfitted her baby bump in a bold Brandon Maxwell number. The custom strapless gown, paired with Gianvito Rossi for Brandon Maxwell sandals, featured two bold cutouts underneath the bust. 

For an edgy dress, she had to go hard with the glam too. The Scandal star rocked a mane of wild, rock star–style curls for the night. “From the moment I saw Kerry’s Brandon Maxwell dress, I felt that it was minimal yet edgy with the peekaboo cutouts,” Washington’s hairstylist, Takisha Sturdivant-Drew, tells Stylish. “My inspiration was her baby bump. I still wanted to keep her look modern and fresh even though she’s expecting. I really wanted the hair to stand out — that’s why I styled it with a lot of texture but still show her face with a middle part.”

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Keep watching Red Carpet Daily for more of the night’s standout looks, including Michelle Dockery’s ruffles and Emilia Clarke’s sequins. Plus, vote in the poll below and let Us know which trend you prefer!

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