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And the (Fashion) Emmy Goes to...Red and Pink


Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
And the (Fashion) Emmy Goes to...Red and Pink
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What do Taraji P. Henson, Zoe Kazan, Susan Kelechi Watson, Mandy Moore and Marisa Tomei all have in common other than acting?

A favorite color combination, apparently.

Marisa Tomei arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Marisa Tomei arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The four actors all showed up at American television’s Emmy Awards show wearing gowns of pink and red. That color mix was the strongest trend in female fashion at the event Sunday night in Los Angeles.

Susan Kelechi Watson arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Susan Kelechi Watson arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Fashion choices by Zendaya, Gwendoline Christie and Billy Porter also turned heads at the Emmy’s.

It is common to see many stars wearing the same single color. But the combination of pink and red was especially noticeable on the purple carpet covering the walkway.

Mandy Moore arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Mandy Moore arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The clothing choices at the Emmys showed a “willingness to have a little fun with fashion,” said Kerry Pieri. She is the fashion and features director for HarpersBazaar.com.

Henson’s French tulle gown with a see-through red cape was from designer Vera Wang. Gucci created Kazan’s black, red and pink silk gown. Badgley Mischka made Kelechi Watson’s version, a red dress with light pink on the arms. Moore wore Brandon Maxwell, with pink on top and red on the bottom.

Marielle Bobo, fashion director for Essence, noted that seafoam was another favorite color at the event. Regina King, Brittany Snow, Jameela Jamil and Padma Lakshmi all dressed up in this color.

Regina King arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Regina King arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Bobo said that seafoam works on many different skin colors. She also praised the red and pink parade as an “unexpected yet refreshing combination.”

Ava DuVernay arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Ava DuVernay arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Misa Hylton is creative partner and designer at fashion line MCM. She was a huge fan of director Ava DuVernay’s gown. The dress was made of shiny golden material with a sparkly silver overlay. It came from designer Reem Accra.

Hylton said Duvernay’s look “definitely wowed.”

However, Hylton had little praise for about half of stars at the event. The male half, that is.

Brett Gelman arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Brett Gelman arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

“I was bored,” she said. “On the men, the brown tuxedos were just drab.”

I’m Caty Weaver.

The Associated Press reported this story. Caty Weaver adapted the report for VOA Learning English. George Grow was the editor.

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Words in This Story

gownn. a long, formal dress that a woman wears especially during a special event​

trendn. something that is currently popular or fashionable​

fashion n. a popular way of dressing during a particular time or among a particular group of people​

cape – n. a piece of clothing that does not have sleeves and that fits closely at the neck and hangs over the shoulders, arms, and back : a short cloak​

wowv. to impress or excite (someone) very much​

tuxedon. a formal suit for a man​

drabadj. not bright or colorful : too plain or dull to be interesting​

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