Angela Bassett in a red Antonio Grimaldi pantsuit at the Emmys: one of the best looks?

Whenever I see Angela Bassett on a red carpet I study her like I’m trying to pass a fashion test. She takes the crown for best look almost every time. Last night she was in a red Antonio Grimaldi pantsuit featuring a slightly structured off the shoulder bandeau top that trailed into an asymmetric cape. I love this look so much. Kaiser covered some pantsuit looks already, but I took Angela Bassett because I wanted to gush about her. Check out her lollipop clutch!


I love Vera Farmiga, I watch her in all those Conjuring movies, and I still think about how Bates Motel was robbed of an Emmy. (It only got three nominations in acting categories in its five season run!) She was looking a matronly in a full length red lace Ryan Roche gown with long puff sleeves and a high neck. Vera was nominated for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for When They See Us. That went to Patricia Arquette for The Act. Jharrel Jerome from When They See Us won best actor though, and that was one of the best moments of the night.

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Patricia Arquette was in white LBV. She usually goes more formfitting than this. These bangs do not seem to be clip in as she’s had them for a while. Patricia gave a moving speech for trans rights in which she said she misses her sister Alexis every day. Alexis passed in September, 2016.



Patricia’s costar on The Act, Joey King, was super cute in red Zac Posen. This fits her like a glove. I know not everyone likes Posen’s designs but he makes some gorgeous princess gowns with an insane amount of attention to detail. Joey had her first Emmy nomination, for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, which went to Michelle Williams for Fosse/Verdon.



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  1. Seraphina says:

    Angela is a super star. She owned the look and it is a great look. She is perfection in that outfit. All hail! She needs to give lessons on how to rock it and wear fashion.

    • ichsi says:

      Yes, that look is 90% her attitude and ability to work fashion and 10% lollipop purse.

      • Seraphina says:

        I didn’t even notice the purse, which is awesome. I was just taking her all in. Wow. She just rocks it. That’s all I can say.

    • Cupcake says:

      You nailed it! She wears the clothes, they NEVER wear her. She looks like a goddess.

    • BlueSky says:

      I love her! If you get a chance check out YouTube where she does a sketch called the “bad b@tch support group” for “A black lady sketch show”

    • Doglas23 says:

      Angela can wear a bathrobe and still look like the goddess she is🙌👸🏾🔥

  2. Betsy says:

    Ms. Bassett’s reds don’t appear to quite match, which might just be differences in fabric finish if the designer used two different fabrics for the two pieces.

    Patricia Arquette really leans into the anti glamour.

    That red Zac Posen is pretty enough and it fits her, but in pictures at least it gives her a somewhat distorted appearance. We all have distortions, but isn’t that what custom clothes are supposed to do – smooth out the distortions so a person looks as close to perfect as possible? That’s what men’s suits do!

  3. Lucy2 says:

    I love Angela’s and Joey’s!

  4. Asiyah says:

    Jharrel! Mi fellow Dominicano! Cried tears of joy when I read he won. I’m from Harlem and lived in the Bronx for 9 years until my move to Australia, and the fact that these men of color are being seen, heard, acknowledged, and recognized makes me so happy. The Exonerated 5 deserve this.

  5. Some chick says:

    I’m going to need an ID on that lolli bag.

    Angela is a goddess.

    Patricia is giving me Princess Leia vibes. (I absolutely mean that as a compliment!) I also want her clutch!

    Posen is brilliant. And he hems his gowns! I would LOVE a Posen dress!

    I’m really happy for the Exonerated 5 and for Ms DuVernay. And the Pose crew too!

    Lots of great red carpet fash at the Emmys this time!

  6. Jess says:

    Angela looks amazing and she was my best dressed for last night. Just amazing.

  7. KittyVonSaucyMinx says:

    Angela Bassett is EVERYTHING!!! I love everything about her and this look. She always has the best looks.

    Joey looks amazing as well.

  8. Esmom says:

    Vera’s look is so unfortunate because she is a beautiful woman. She definitely did not get enough attention for her astonishingly bold performance Bates Motel.

    Angela looks fierce and perfect from head to toe. The other looks are good, too.

  9. Lynn says:

    If I could channel 1% of Angela Bassett’s attitude and coolness…can you imagine? The look is very cool (as she is) but it seems a bit awkward where the top and bottom connect.

    Kind of disappointed in Patricia Arquette for wearing LBV and therefore supporting the Sackler family.

  10. ChicagoAudrey says:

    Angela needs to layoff the plastic surgery. She has cutlet cheeks. Her outfit and bod are great, though!

    • N says:

      I noticed the work was maybe a little too fresh last night. The make up did not look half as good outside on the exhausting red carpet as when she was under the lights which is to be expected. The top of the ensemble is great but she still kills it.
      I like all of the looks in their own way. Poor Vera Farmiga had to be dying in that heat. She is doing a great job hiding it.

    • anony7 says:

      I don’t blame her for trying to retain her goddessy cheekbones but these “cutlet cheeks” (thanks Chicago!) don’t look too great. Her exquisite natural cheekbones were prominent yet sleek (if that make sense), these are too puffy/protuberant.

  11. Jessica says:

    Oh Lawd! Patricia’s bangs – NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOKKOK

  12. Renee says:

    If you haven’t watched The Act on Hulu starring Patricia Arquette & Joey King, I highly recommend it. It is EXCELLENT!

    Angela Bassett never disappoints. She looks stunning.

  13. grumpyterrier says:

    Angela looks so fun and beautiful. Why so many white dresses? I don’t think they ever look flattering on anyone of any skin color.