The red carpets at awards ceremonies are always a bit of a tease for shoe lovers. Sure, there are standout moments for fashion, but the shoes can often seem to be a second thought under all those gowns!
Such was the case at the Emmys last night. One example: Christina Hendricks, in her beautiful Naeem Kahn design, left us hoping to see her standout Bionda Castana pumps, to no avail.
It’s not an unfamiliar problem. From the Oscars to the Golden Globes, we are always prepared for the curse of the floor-length gown.
We also would have loved to have seen Claire Danes’ Jimmy Choo shoes along with her Prada dress. Julianne Hough, who is a consistent red carpet winner, wore Jimmy Choo Tiera sandals disguised under her black dress. Ellie Kempner also wowed in a standout gown by Naeem Kahn, which hid her Jimmy Choo Claudette shoes.
If only we could see a bit more ankle. One winner in our book was Kerry Washington, who managed to pull off a statement shoe by Casadei and a statement dress by Marc Jacobs. We even got a closeup on Instagram.
Click through the gallery below to see the shoes the stars had under their gowns.