The Best Emmys Red Carpet Dresses of All Time

From pre-leg Angie to crop-top Gwyneth.

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If you're not tired of New York Fashion Week yet, great news: The Emmys are happening this Monday, September 17 on NBC, and, as always, we can expect to see swoon-worthy dresses on the red carpet. Ahead, we celebrate the best in televisionand their gorgeous dresses—over the years.

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Cindy Crawford, 1992

Here's one instance when a supermodel in attendance at an unrelated awards show makes perfect sense. If the Emmys needed any more eyeballs in 1992, they landed on this Parisian bustier number.

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Oprah, 1994

Can we talk about 1) this amazing bodysuit Oprah is wearing two decades before the trend and 2) how freaking incredible she looks? the other night, too.

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Courteney Cox, 1995

What's more iconic: this lilac silk dress or the matching choker?

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Ellen Degeneres, 1995

Degeneres rocked silky pajamas in broad daylight before they were in their heyday.

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Demi Moore, 1997

Liquid silk and sequin sheaths are still peak glamour today.

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Jane Leeves, 1998

Welcome to peak '90s—a spaghetti strap dress and super thin-strapped stilettos.

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<p>Maybe it's because we'll never get over the '90s; maybe it's because baby Angie would win an Emmy that year for playing legendary model Gia Carangi. Either way, her nude Randolph Duke gown only amplifies her star quality. </p>
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Angelina Jolie, 1998

Maybe it's because we'll never get over the '90s; maybe it's because baby Angie would win an Emmy that year for playing legendary model Gia Carangi. Either way, her nude Randolph Duke gown only amplifies her star quality.

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<p>Did we see this at Rosie Assoulin this week or nah? The white shirt/evening board shorts combo feels modern, even now.</p>
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Calista Flockhart, 1999

The white shirt/neon evening board shorts combo feels very modern.

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Sarah Jessica Parker, 2000

The most Carrie Bradshaw dress SPJ has ever worn on the red carpet.

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Lauren Graham, 2001

Lorelai would definitely be proud of Lauren Graham's dress during the height of Gilmore Girls era.

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<p>Found: Jen Aniston's <a href="http://carte-mere.info/fashion/news/g2879/best-celebrity-red-carpet-moments/">Best Look Ever</a>. Also found: further evidence that she only ever wears <a href="http://carte-mere.info/fashion/news/g3118/celebrities-same-cut-dress/?slide=17" target="_blank">simple, straight silhouettes</a>. If it ain't broke...
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Jennifer Aniston, 2004

Found: Jen Aniston's Best Look Ever. Also found: further evidence that she only ever wears simple, straight silhouettes. If it ain't broke...

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<p>This is basically an Ungaro sarong, but stick Halle Berry in it, and what could pass as beach attire suddenly becomes Fancy. Side note: I want to know what kind of boning is going on under there. </p>
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Halle Berry, 2005

This is basically an ungaro sarong, but stick Halle Berry in it and beach attire suddenly becomes fancy.

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<p>Did you just go "Awww?" Because I did. Early-aughties Mischa Barton was so glowy and so chic, <em>and</em> she wore champagne Oscar de la Renta. *sigh* </p>
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Mischa Barton, 2005

Early-aughts Mischa Barton was so glowy and chic in her champagne Oscar de la Renta gown.

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<p>Before there was Kim, there was Heidi, who worked her heavily pregnant belly and an up-to-there slit like no other in scarlet Michael Kors. </p>
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Heidi Klum, 2006

Before there was Kim, there was Heidi, who worked her heavily pregnant belly and an up-to-there slit like no other in a scarlet Michael Kors dress.

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Christina Appelgate, 2008

Enter: Oscars glamour in the form of a one-shoulder jacquard Reem Acra gown with a sweeping train. ::swoons::

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<p>Ow ow. <a href="http://carte-mere.info/celebrity/news/a15895/taylor-swift-law-and-order/">Taylor Swift's potential coworker</a> lit up the red carpet in sunny Carolina Herrera. How great is that color on her? </p>
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Mariska Hargitay, 2008

Law & Order SVU's Mariska Hargitay lit up the red carpet in sunny Carolina Herrera.

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Chloë Sevigny, 2009

Behold: a brief red carpet examination of why Chloë Sevigny is still one of the greatest fashion darlings of all time.

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<p>Using her witchy, icy blonde powers, Donatella Versace transformed the Chrysler building into a peplum top for January Jones to wear. Much more successful than what she did with those blue Solo cups for the 2010 Emmys. </p>
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January Jones, 2009

Using her witchy, icy blonde powers, Donatella Versace transformed the Chrysler building into a peplum top for January Jones to wear. It's much more successful than what she did with those

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Blake Lively, 2009

Speaking of Versace...where were you when Blake Lively wore this head-turning crimson gown?

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<p>Jeez. Have crop tops really been a thing for this long? That Gwynnie's Pucci ensemble wouldn't look out of place today really says something about the longevity of some trends. </p>
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Gwyneth Paltrow, 2011

Have crop tops really been a thing for this long? Gwynnie's Pucci ensemble wouldn't look the slightest bit out of place today.

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<p>When have you seen panniers at an awards show? Fifty dragon eggs for Khaleesi's Chanel dress.  </p>
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Emilia Clarke, 2012

When have you seen panniers at an awards show? Fifty dragon eggs for Khaleesi's Chanel dress.

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<p>How is this not more well-known?? Origami Donna Karan &gt; any old mermaid gown.</p>
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Linda Cardellini, 2013

Origami Donna Karan > any old mermaid gown.

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<p>Did you go "Awwww" again but in a different way? Kiernan should always wear Delpozo, TBH, because she looks <em>so </em>cute here.  </p>
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Kiernan Shipka, 2013

Made you go "aw." Kiernan should always wear Delpozo, TBH.

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<p>Like Emma Stone in peach at the 2011 Golden Globes, you're guaranteed to stand out in a see of frou-frou tulle doilies if you go for sleek, close-cut Calvin.</p>
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Rose Byrne, 2013

Like , you're guaranteed to stand out in a sea of frou-frou tulle doilies if you go for sleek, close-cut Calvin.

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<p>In your best Billy Eichner voice: "WOW THIS DONNA KARAN IS SO BEAUTIFUL I COULD DIE."</p>
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Lizzy Caplan, 2014

::Billy Eichner voice:: "WOW, THIS DONNA KARAN IS SO BEAUTIFUL I COULD DIE."

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Taylor Schilling, 2015

Further proof that the marigold dress is certified red-carpet-gold no matter which award show you're attending. Schilling resembles a walking ray of sunshine in Stella McCartney.

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Joanna Newsom, 2015

Delpozo FTW any day, any carpet. Don't @ me.

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Sarah Paulson, 2016

Who needs an Emmy Award when you're wearing this many jewels on your body? You can thank Prada for this dreamy, sternum-baring confection.

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Kristen Bell, 2016

A moment of silence for Kristen Bell's stunning floral Zuhair Murad ballgown that belongs on display in the Met.

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Priyanka Chopra, 2016

It's okay to blend in with the red carpet when you look like this. Priyanka Chopra, we are not worthy. Gown courtesy of the genius Jason Wu.

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