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.