Stars in bright colours rule the red carpet

LEADING LADIES: (From left) Maslany in Alexander Wang, Henson wearing Vera Wang and Paulson in Prada helped brighten up the proceedings.


    Sep 20, 2016

    Stars in bright colours rule the red carpet


    HOLLYWOOD'S A-list sparkled in the California sunlight on the red carpet for the Emmy Awards.

    Bright colours - red, yellow and emerald green - dominated the annual fashion parade but basic black was still a winner. Unusual dress cutouts provided visual allure, and plunging necklines were plentiful.

    On the red carpet, red is always a standout.

    Tatiana Maslany, a surprise winner for best actress in a drama for her demanding turn as multiple clones on sci-fi cult favourite Orphan Black, sizzled in a sleek red Alexander Wang column dress, a hint of midriff visible through the cut-outs.

    Meanwhile, best drama actress nominee Taraji P. Henson, who plays the fierce Cookie Lyon on Fox's hip-hop drama Empire, smouldered in a body-hugging canary Vera Wang gown with spaghetti straps.

    But when in doubt, black is a winner. Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner sizzled on the carpet in a lacy black Valentino slip dress.

    Scandal star Kerry Washington, who is heavily pregnant, glowed in a strapless black gown from Brandon Maxwell.

    Deep necklines were also all the rage on a day when temperatures reached 29 deg C.

    Sarah Paulson, a winner for best actress in a limited series for her portrayal of prosecutor Marcia Clark in The People V OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, dazzled in a beaded emerald green Prada gown.