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The 2021 Emmys looks that left us breathless: Michaela Coel, Kaley Cuoco, and more

We're in awe!


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Brandi Fowler
Fashion and Lifestyle Writer
September 19, 2021
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The Emmys are back - and mostly in person for the first time since 2019 - and we couldn’t be more excited! 

MORE: 2021 Emmy Awards: See all of this year's nominees, including The Crown, The Handmaid's Tale and more

Although the ceremony was scaled down due to the coronavirus pandemic, television’s biggest stars still brought their style A-game in gowns and looks that left us in awe as they hit the red carpet at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

Scroll down to see all the gorgeous ensembles from Michaela Coel, Kaley Cuoco, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Emma Corrin, and more, and don’t miss the ceremony when it kicks off live at 8 p.m. EST/ 5 p.m. PST on CBS and Paramount+. 

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Michaela Coel 

The I May Destroy You creator and star wowed in a breathtaking neon yellow Christopher John Rogers crop top paired with a matching high waist skirt. Her stylist, Zerina Akers, finished the outfit with matching pumps. 

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Kaley Cuoco

The Flight Attendant star stunned in a neon yellow gown by Vera Wang complete with delicate floral embellishments, a showstopping train, and a thigh-high slit. 

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Catherine Zeta-Jones

Gorgeous! The Prodigal Sun star turned heads in a strapless gown complete by Cristina Ottaviano with a thigh-high slit, which she paired with stiletto pumps as she walked the carpet with her husband Michael Douglas.  

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Issa Rae

The Insecure star stole the show when she hit the carpet in a stunning netted Aliette dress teamed with drop earrings. 

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Yara Shahidi 

The Grown-Ish star dazzled in a gorgeous off-the-shoulder green gown by Dior, paired with a head-turning gold and diamond necklace and drop diamond earrings. 

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Kate Winslet

Cheers to the stunning star's dreamy LBD by Armani! Kate dazzled in the number, which had a plunging V-neckline, a big trend for the night. 

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Tracee Ellis Ross

The Black-Ish star rocked the red carpet - and matched it in a one-shoulder shimmery red jumpsuit by Valentino.

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Angela Bassett

The 9-1-1 star made a killer style statement in a Greta Constantine black strapless dress topped with a hot pink ruffled embellishment that took the LBD to the next level. Obsessed!

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Gillian Anderson

The Crown star looked sensational in a cutout dress embellished with fringed beading and a frayed skirt by Chloe. Rather than attending the ceremony in Los Angeles, the actress  struck a pose at Netflix’s Emmy celebration in London, as did the majority of the show's cast. 

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Billy Porter

We knew the Pose star was going to serve up a major look when he hit the carpet, and he did not disappoint. Billy wowed in a long-sleeved top topped with dramatic feathered sleeves by Ashi, paired with black trousers.

He finished the look with a diamond-encrusted necklace and gorgeous diamond ear cuffs. “They feel like wings,” Billy said on E! News. 

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Taraji P. Henson

The Empire star made waves when she hit the carpet serving major pizzaz in a sheer, shimmery gown by Elie Saab with a plunging V-neckline. 

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MJ Rodriguez

The Pose star looked gorgeous in a sleek Atelier Versace vintage gown paired with Bulgari jewels. 

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Elizabeth Olsen

The actress' dreamy look had a special meaning behind it. It was designed by sisters Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen for their celeb-loved brand The Row. 

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Cynthia Erivo

The Aretha star wowed in a sleek Louis Vuitton white dress with a feathered bottom. Her stylist Jason Bolden topped the look with a diamond choker. 

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Sarah Paulson

The renowned actress is not only known for her talent, but also her stellar red carpet style - and she continued to prove she's one to watch when she arrived in a billowy gown with puff sleeves and a plunging V-neckline by Carolina Herrera.

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Allison Janney

The Mom star looked incredible as she strolled on the red carpet in a white gown slung off of one shoulder, paired with diamond drop earrings. 

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Mandy Moore

The actress looked ravishing in red in her statement-making gown by Carolina Herrera which she teamed with a bold red lip. 

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Anya Taylor-Joy

The Queen's Gambit star stole the show in her dramatic canary yellow gown. The standout cream halter dress looked quite simple at a first glance, but the eye-catching train made sure all eyes were on her.

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Olivia Colman

The Crown actress kept it simple in a fabulous colour block Roksanda dress. We love the burst of orange and the incredible built-in cape.

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