Kim Kardashian in black velvet at the Creative Arts Emmys: classy or boring?

2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Here are some photos from this weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys, or what Kathy Griffin used to call the Schemmys. These are the Emmys for the behind-the-scenes people, like Hair, Makeup, Costume, Set Design, etc. I never watch the Creative Arts Emmys, but I’ve heard that it’s actually a really fun night for everyone involved, and there’s a real atmosphere at the “lesser” Emmys. The other Emmys, the “real” Emmys are this coming Sunday. While I have strong opinions about who should win what, I’m not expecting anything from this year’s Emmys. They’ve been boring as hell for years now.

Anyway, I just wanted to enjoy some fun fashion from this year’s Creative Arts Emmys. Behold: Kim Kardashian keeping it klassy in a conservative black velvet dress. She looks good, right? I’m actually shocked by how appropriate and classy she looks.

Creative Arts Emmy 2019 - Day 1 Arrivals

2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Nicole Scherzinger in Pamella Roland. I hate this! But I hate ombre ruffles in general. Weirdly, even though the dress sucks, Nicole sort of pulls it off and makes it look interesting.

Nicole Scherzinger attends The 2019 Creative Art Emmy Awards in Los Angeles

Angela Bassett in INGIE Paris Spring 2020. Goddess! Queen! ‘70s vibe!

Creative Arts Emmy 2019 - Day 1 Arrivals

Natasha Lyonne in Rodarte. I am obsessed with the pants. I hate the blouse though.

2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Day 2

Laverne Cox in Zac Posen. Ordinarily, I’m not a big Zac Posen fan (his sh-t is so overworked), but this is gorgeous on Laverne. She actually makes these overworked designs look fresh and interesting.

2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Day 2

The Queer Eye guys were there! Jonathan Van Ness wore a custom Christian Siriano dress.

Creative Arts Emmy 2019 - Day 1 Arrivals

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Sour Patch says:

    I like the dress on Kim, but something is really strange about her eyes.

    • Nicole r says:

      She is squinting in every pic which means it’s probably on purpose (I manage to do a half squint or one eye blink in most but not ALL pics, end up looking like a donkey).

    • Snowslow says:

      It’s like she can’t open them? 🧐

    • Erinn says:

      I think it’s partially because they lined her lower waterline with a lighter/brightening shade. It makes everything look just a little bit ‘off’.

    • Seraphina B says:

      I was just about to post the same thing !! Her eyes are looking very cat like and her face looks especially tight …

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      It’s a Croydon (face)lift.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Think she has so much filler under her eyes that it pushes the lower lash line up. It’s like Melania Trump.

  2. Lisa says:

    Kim looked very nice and I loved what Angela B was wearing.

  3. AB says:

    Her husband does love Trump, so it was only a matter of time before she morphed into Melania. And here we are. Melania Trump x Kris Jenner

  4. Aims says:

    Angela looks amazing. She’s ageless and I bow down to her. Incredibly.

  5. Snowslow says:

    Kim K. looks elderly. It befuddles me to no end. I feel like an alien sometimes to think that in some areas of the world this is what women want too look like.

  6. grabbyhands says:

    My biggest question is what Kim (or Nicole Scherzinger for that matter) did to merit being at any incarnation of the Emmys.

  7. ByTheSea says:

    Looks like Kim is cosplaying Asian. At least she’s giving black women a break, for a change, from her appropriation.

    • Allie says:

      Do you have a list of things a person of a certain physical appearance is supposed to wear in order not to offend anyone? Which hair styles are okay and what kind of make up is appropriate? This would be very helpful and much appreciated. Thank you very much!

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        That’s rather unkind.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        If you have to ask for a list, then you have to educate yourself on so much more than a list could provide. Comments sections aren’t the place to be fully educated on cultural appropriation.

    • Kateeeee says:

      I felt this a little too when I first saw it. From the topknot to the cheongsam-esque neckline, it reads a bit on the nose. To me, this is more “respectfully inspired by” than cosplay; it’s a beautiful dress with Chinese notes. But I am not Asian, so that’s all just my two irrelevant cents. Maybe she is learning? We all remember Khloe in Diana Ross cosplay at DR’s own birthday… this is a LONG way from that.

      • ByTheSea says:

        I’m guessing she had her aesthetic all lined up for the next few appearances to coincide with the “Kimono” launch, but since she had to change the name, this is what she’s left with.

      • jenner says:

        @bythesea—ah, yes! I was thinking she suddenly looks asian and was wondering if that is her latest trend. I forgot about the kimono disaster, but now it all makes sense.

  8. Lady Baden-Baden says:

    Unusually for me – I actually think everyone looks pretty great in this post. Except Jonathan Van Ness (which is sad because I love him) – he looks like he realized how unflattering that dress is JUST before he stepped out onto the red carpet, poor thing.

    • ByTheSea says:

      I was trying to keep my mouth shut on him, but there is a good way to do this. Billy Porter comes to mind, who always wears beautifully tailored gowns. This here is a hot mess and seems designed to be “in your face,” which helps no one. (This looks like something Lena Duhnam (sp) would wear.)

    • Snowslow says:

      I don’t think Jonathan has ever been a good dresser. He’s just in it for the fun and ruffles I think. In every episode I cringe with what he is wearing and then this light that emanates from him just makes me feel small 🙂

    • Dani says:

      Agree. I think it needed to be a size bigger and a few inches longer, maybe a bit more flared in the skirt and then he would have rocked it.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      He annoys me so much- he’s soooo thirsty- I was shocked to learn he’s the fan fave. I love me some Karamo and Tan…yummy.

  9. BayTampaBay says:

    Nicole Scherzinger is really making the Pamella Roland dress sing a wonderful tune. I agree with Kaiser, Nicole Scherzinger looks great and she is making that dress look great.

  10. RedRoyal says:

    I like Kim’s dress. I don’t care for her hairdo.

  11. Gigs says:

    Um…Are we not commenting on her obvious face work here? She doesnt even look like herself anymore!

    • minx says:


    • AnnaKist says:

      I wondered about that, too. She looks like a different person. The makeup looks toned down, but her eyes seem to be getting smaller, something I’ve noticed on many women and men who’ve had a lot of facial work. Her nose, too; what number are we on now? She’s also a completely different shape – diet or something else? Remember only a few short weeks ago the photos of her super-cinched-in waist? She’s probably become immune to the pain of torturing her body into submission. I get that looks are her business, but is there no happy medium for her?

  12. Soupie says:

    Kim looks great. Looks slimmer than usual and maybe had the derriere implants reduced?

  13. Tw says:

    You know what really bothers me about Kim’s style? Everything she wears looks UNCOMFORTABLE. Even this dress which is almost nice, has a strap that’s strangling around her neck. She perpetuates this patriarchal, bondage, corseted, suck it in, strap it up image of sexiness. She’s admitted to nearly fainting and having straps marks buried deep into her skin for the sake of fashion. And now she’s making tons of money off of her modern day corset line.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I agree, Tw. She really must suffer for her business, her platform, her persona. I think she really understands and capitalises on the power of desire; create the desire and then provide the buying public with the (cheap) goods to sate their desire. She wants men to want her, and women to want to be (like) her, and sells them the merchandise to try to achieve it. It’s all bollocks, of course, but there’s a never-ending queue of people throwing money at her, all the same. It’s also about exploiting peoples’ insecurities, just like all marketing.

  14. SM says:

    So how does that work? Someone comes and puts that plastic mannequin on the carpet or does it come with a remote control?

  15. Soupie says:

    The Castro is alive and well with this appearance from the Queer Eye guys!

  16. ME says:

    It’s unusual for Kim to be so covered up. I wonder why? Everything is calculated with her so lol there’s always a reason. Anyone hear about her baby Bar exam results yet? Did she even take the exam? Not a peep from her.

    • jenner says:

      hey, she is a very serious lawyer now and can’t be on social media every day updating us about how hard she is studying. oh wait, except she is on social media every day…

    • Soupie says:

      She was on The View explaining all that. In California you can apply to “read the law.” She’s in that study program.

  17. Josephine says:

    I like Kim’s dress except that I think the lower half makes her look a bit block-like. I like the neckline though. What I always find interesting is how different she looks in real life vs. her posts – she looks nice here, but about 15 pounds heavier that the things that she posts (and her real waist line is quite different). And I agree with an earlier post that the work on her face has really aged her, especially since she looks like she can’t open her eyes all the way.

    • Tw says:

      I’ve seen her on a sidewalk in NY. The most shocking thing seeing her up close is how she has no waistline. She photoshops to elongate her body in every photo. Also, notice how her shape wear and the cut of this dress lift her breasts to create more of a waistline between her breasts and hips.

  18. Charfromdarock says:

    Angela Bassett is everything. She is stunning.

    I love Tan France’s coat. I would wear it!

    Kim actually looks okay here. Usually she looks completely ridiculous.

  19. Lori says:

    Kim: the dress is ok and I’m glad to see her dress appropriately for once. That said her face looks scary. There are real doll robots out there who look more life-like in the face than her.
    Nicole: it should work but it doesn’t.
    Angela: absolutely gorgeous! That’s how you do classy sexy with a twist of 70s style.
    Natasha: oh honey, no.
    Laverne: absolutely stunning dress and looks great on her.
    The Queer Eye guys: meh, the middle one looks interesting. The rest not so much.

  20. Leonz says:

    This is the classiest thing she has worn in years. Love it. You don’t have to show too much skin to be sexy

  21. Yes Doubtful says:

    Honestly. I think Kim has horrible style and never dresses properly for her figure, but this actually isn’t half bad…for her. Laverne looks lovely!

  22. Katebush says:

    This is the best dress Kim has ever worn, not too tight but fits her properly. I am a sucker for velvet though!

  23. Bella Bella says:

    I LOVE Tan’s outfit. He looks super elegant. Karamo is rocking that coat. Jonathan usually looks pretty good in whatever skirt or dress he picks but this one is only good from the back (a giant bow). I love Bobby and how he keeps it simple.

    Kim’s face looks so unreal now. I don’t live in California so I only see these people in pictures. But once at a movie opening in NYC, I saw a plastic-face actress who had had so much work done — it looks awful and scary in person. It actually gave me anxiety to look at her, and I wonder if other people feel the same way. Because the one thing you can’t talk about is how scary the face is and what terrible thing exists inside this person to make her want to do this to herself.

  24. Kynesgrove89 says:

    Wow. Kim actually looks ok here. She needs to dress like this more often. Did you all hear she has psoriatic arthritis?

  25. A Fan says:

    Kardashian’s dress is very pretty…her plastic everything else is not. There’s not much left on her that hasn’t been pulled, plucked, plumped, or plasticized.


  26. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    I actually really like Kim’s dress. I won’t comment on the rest of her. And Laverne Cox! Work it, girl! LOVE that dress!

  27. Deedee says:

    I do not like tha Christian Soriano mullet dress at all. It looks like something the loser on project runway would make. He can do much better.