Unless you’ve been living under a rock (well, or aren’t contractually obliged to read the news like us), you’ll know that the annual Emmys took place in the US overnight.
The awards recognise excellence in the television industry… but we’re here to recognise excellence on the red carpet.
Tens of stars took to the stage sporting the latest collections from the world’s hottest designers, and it got us to thinking – how can we recreate these looks ourselves? After all, with the mercury falling, party season is on its way in.
But, with this being Emirates Woman of course, we want to do it while championing local designers.
So with no further ado, here are some of the best Emmy looks, and how you can copy them using some a range of luxury labels from across the Middle East.
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The Indian actress looked resplendent in a fiery one-shouldered gown by Jason Wu – and took great pleasure in twirling around on the red carpet, as she absolutely should.
If you want to emulate Chopra, this similarly hued floor-length number by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad fits the bill, from the nipped-in waist to the reams of floaty fabric. Added bonus: the sequinned lip adornments pay homage to Chopra’s best accessory of the night – that bold scarlet pout.
Zuhair Murad Embellished Lip Pattern Gown, $8,991.97 (Dhs33,000) farfetch.com.
Ugly Betty might not have known much about fashion, but the actress that played her clearly knows a thing or two. Ferrera was channelling her inner disco star in this slinky jumpsuit by Jenny Packham, but you can get your own Studio 54-inspired vibe in a sequinned, but more tailored, one-piece by Lebanese designer Elie Saab.
Elie Saab Panelled Jumpsuit, £2,170 (Dhs10,400) net-a-porter.com.
Metallics are showing no signs of abating this season, as the Fresh Off the Boat actress proves in this shimmery, ethereal J Mendel. While this equally inky gown by Bahraini label Noon by Noor doesn’t have the same plunging, pleated silhouette, its artfully draped shape promises to be figure flattering.
Noon by Noor Waterfall Gown, $1,365 (Dhs5,000), noonbynoor.com.
The Forgetting Sarah Marshall actress made many a best-dressed list thanks to this delightful bucolic Zuhair Murad. We think the floral print of this diaphanous number by Doha-born Fanilla Couture would look equally as fun and fresh in the desert heat (brownie points for how brilliantly comfy it looks).
Fanilla Couture Empress Garden Dress, Qar1,250 (Dhs1,260), fanillacouture.com.
So it’s missing the sequins, but with its architectural bodice and hip-skimming skirt, this strapless gown by Lebanese label Ashi is a pretty good ringer for the Game of Thrones actress’s Vivienne Westwood.
Ashi Ruffled Off-The-Shoulder Gown, $5,043 (Dhs18,500), bysymphony.com.
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Emmy images: Getty