Each September, the best and brightest in television are honored at the annual Emmy Awards, bringing out the biggest stars in the world of TV, and, increasingly, film. And while the Academy Awards remain the, well, Academy Awards of fashion when it comes to the red carpet, the Emmys also have their own history of glamorous, show-stopping dresses. Think Sarah Jessica Parker in a pink confection of a Chanel Haute Couture gown at the 2003 ceremony, or Blake Lively, in her arguable sartorial star debut, showing up to the 2009 ceremony in a plunging, red hot Versace number. There was also Jennifer Aniston doing boho chic in beaded Chanel in 2004, a pregnant Claire Danes in sunny yellow Lanvin in 2012, and, just last year, Tracee Ellis Ross immediately going down in history in a fuchsia ball-skirt gown by Valentino Couture. This year's nominees include stars like Natasha Lyonne, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emilia Clarke, and Jodie Comer—a list that all but guarantees that more fashion moments will be rolling around soon. Until then, a look back at the 25 best Emmy Awards red carpet dresses of years past.
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