Emmy Awards 2015 fashion: 21 stunning looks from the red carpet

The Emmy Awards is basically a giant excuse for television actors to get dressed up and show off their fashion credentials – and this year they didn’t disappoint.

Swishy dresses and sparkly embellishment featured heavily on a red carpet that was full of colourful fabrics, though plenty of stars managed to steal the show in simple black.

Here’s our top 21.

1. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga (Jordan Strauss/Invision)

No “meat dress” this year: the singer went for an understated Brandon Maxwell dress, channelling an understated old Hollywood vibe.

2. Joanne Froggatt

Joanne Froggatt (Jordan Strauss/Invision)

It’s a bumper year for Downton Abbey, and Joanne Froggatt shook off Anna Bates’ drab servant uniform to wear this pink number from J. Mendel.

3. Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara (Jordan Strauss/Invision)

Sofia Vergara wore Saint John – and went for a strapless mermaid look.

4. Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal (Jordan Strauss/Invision)

This Oscar de la Renta gown made the Honourable Woman actress look like a princess.

5. Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland (Vince Bucci/Invision)

Modern Family star Sarah Hyland said she was “sweaty” in her Zac Posen dress – but it certainly didn’t show.

6. Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox (Jordan Strauss / Invision)

Orange Is The New Black’s Laverne Cox stunned in this blue Calvin Klein Collection gown.

7. Maisie Williams

Maisie Williams (Vince Bucci/Invision)

The Game of Thrones star wore a nice pink dress, but what we really liked were her fluffy white heels.

8. Jaimie Alexander

Jaimie Alexander (Vince Bucci/Invision)

Blindspot’s Jaimie Alexander was certainly striking in Armani Prive´, especially with that slicked-back hair.

9. Danielle Brooks

Danielle Brooks (Jordan Strauss/Invision)

The Orange Is The New Black star wore Siriano, and spent most of her time on the red carpet striking glorious poses. Beautiful.

10. Cat Deeley

Cat Deeley (Vince Bucci/Invision)

The pregnant host of So You Think You Can Dance wore a metallic Monique Lhuillier gown, showing off her baby bump.

11. Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza (Vince Bucci/Invision)

The Parks And Recreation actress wore a shimmering, simple slit dress by Alexandre Vauthier – and it was stunning.

12. Lena Headey

Lena Headey (Vince Bucci/Invision)

The Game of Thrones star wore a sparkly garnet Zuhair Murad gown.

13. Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi (Jordan Strauss/Invision)

Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi went with a beautiful Romona Keveza dress with a classic cut.

14. Nathan and Anthony Anderson

Nathan and Anthony Anderson (Vince Bucci/Invision)

Anthony Anderson, star of Black-ish, brought his son along. And they were a super dapper duo.

15. Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana Rancic (Charles Sykes/Invision)

The red carpet host wore Ziad Nakad and also lots of diamonds. Sparkly diamonds.

16. Ariel Winter and Laurent Claude Gaudette

Ariel Winter and Laurent Claude Gaudette (Charles Sykes/Invision)

Modern Family’s Ariel Winter went with a classic cut in a beautiful scarlet red by Romona Keveza.

17. Kristen Schaal

Kristen Schaal (Vince Bucci/Invision)

Who wouldn’t be excited to wear this Rubin Singer dress? The Last Man on Earth’s Kristen Schaal definitely wanted to show it off.

18. Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet (Jordan Strauss/Invision)

Look at that cutout! Amanda Peet’s dress was by Michael Kors.

19. Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy

Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy (Jordan Strauss/Invision)

Homeland’s Clare Danes, who arrived with her husband Hugh Dancy, went for sparkly Prada – with chains. Lots of chains.

20.Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend

Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend (Jordan Strauss/Invision)

The Mad Men star shimmered in Naeem Khan.

21. Tatiana Maslany

Tatiana Maslany (Jordan Strauss/Invision)

The Orphan Black actress went with a white Bouchra Jarrar suit.

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