Gabrielle Union in Zuhair Murad at the Emmys: goth-romantic or too heavy?

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Gabrielle Union was an interesting addition to the Emmys last night – she came out as a presenter, and Union noted on her Twitter: “I’ve been doing TV since 1995. This will be my 1st time going to the Emmys & I’m presenting an award! 22 yrs later. #OvernightSucces.” That sucks that this was the first time she’s ever gone to the Emmys or been invited to present. Jesus. So for her big Emmy coming-out, Gabrielle wore this Zuhair Murad which reads to me as sort of goth and dark-romance. I like it, even though it feels a tad too “heavy” for a September awards show. If I could change one thing, I would have made her take off the necklace – that adds too much “weight” to the look. Her date was her husband, Dwayne Wade.

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Anna Faris wore Marc Jacobs and didn’t walk the Emmys red carpet. I think she was there mostly because the Emmys aired on CBS, and her show is on CBS, so promotion or whatever. Allison Janney seemed very protective of her and I just got the vibe that Anna didn’t want to be there, post-separation from Chris Pratt. The dress sort of reflects that – a boring dress that she’s not connected to at all. It’s probably something her stylist picked out.

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Samantha Bee in Rubin Singer. I did not expect this on Bee! But I enjoy it. It’s a tad too satiny, but this isn’t bad at all.

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Tina Fey in Carmen Marc Valvo. This is a pretty standard look for her – simple, flattering, no drama. It suits her.

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Kiernan Shipka wore MiuMiu. She’s adorable and this is perfect for her. I would only change one thing: this should either be two shades lighter or a few shades darker. This in-between beigey-cream is not the best.

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  1. HadToChangeMyName says:

    Gabrielle’s wearing mortician chic. For her first time at the Emmy’s, she didn’t pick a good dress.

  2. Aiobhan Targaryen says:

    Why is Gabrielle wearing a cape to cover her shoulders but then the bottom part of the dress is so sheer that you can probably see her underwear? And then she has the formal grandma necklace on top of it. This is not a good ensemble. I like her hair though.

    Anna’s dress is cute but I don’t like it against her hair. The combo is a little too garish. Maybe it would work if her hair was darker. She looks like Emma Stone.

    Kiernan looks cute. The color washes her out a bit, but she looks pretty overall.

    The two funny ladies are boring and boring squared.

  3. minx says:

    Anna’s dress looked cheap to me, and she’s so tiny…she looked like she was going to blow over. She didn’t look happy. Agree about Kiernan’s dress, very pretty in another shade

  4. i don't know her says:

    kiernan shipka looks like millie bobby brown’s older sister.

    ks is going to junior prom
    mbb is going to 8th grade formal

  5. LadyT says:

    Gabrielle was one of my favorites of the night. Including the necklace that made that beautiful face glow.

  6. Veronica says:

    Tiny Fey looks great. Kiernan is adorable – what a megawatt smile!

    I feel like Gabby’s dress would be better without the epaulets. It adds an oddly dowdy look to what is a risque dress. They might have wanted to balance out the sheerness, but it just doesn’t mesh.

  7. Enough Already says:

    The dress was meh but Gabby’s hair went surprisingly well with her makeup.

    • Veronica says:

      I like that it’s “surprise ‘fro.” Like, you glance at her a moment and see the slicked back top, and you think it’s just a typical red carpet look, and then BAM! DRAMA. I almost wish the dress was more basic to let the hair stand out.

  8. GingerCrunch says:

    HEY! I really LIKE Anna’s dress!! The color is so great on her, and the floral detail is just pretty. And my queen, Tina Fey, can do no wrong in my eyes! 😍

  9. bonobochick says:

    I like Gabrielle’s dress.

    And if only Dwyane Wade spelled his name like Dwayne so I wouldn’t feel dyslexic.

  10. Mindy_dopple says:

    No one ever gives Being Mary Jane love, is it because it’s on BET?? It’s been on for years and I love it portrayal of complicated professional woman, a complicated wealthy black family. It’s so good.

  11. Penelope says:

    Gabrielle is stunning as always but this outfit does nothing for her.

  12. JG says:

    Gabrielle looks great, but I feel like i saw other pictures of her in an aqua dress? And DW wears clothing so well.

  13. Dee says:

    Anna looks so sad, it’s actually upsetting me and I hate her and Chris equal amounts. Aw man.