White wins the night on Emmys red carpet

Tuesday September 19 2017

Actors Millie Bobby Brown (L) and Priyanka

Actors Millie Bobby Brown (L) and Priyanka Chopra (R) attend the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theatre on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. PHOTO| AFP 

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From teen stars Millie Bobby Brown to Kiernan Shipka, comedian Kate McKinnon or Indian mega-star Priyanka Chopra, it was a dazzle of white on the Emmys red carpet on Sunday night.

New York's Fashion Week wrapped up days ago in a whirl of colour, but for television's big night in Los Angeles, monochrome was the name of the game - and white was triumphant.

Setting the tone, the 13-year-old Stranger Things star Brown delighted the crowd in a strapless white Calvin Klein gown, whose layered tulle skirt gave her the look of a fairy-tale princess - a world away from the sci-fi-horror drama that earned her a best supporting actress nomination.

Actor Millie Bobby Brown of 'Stranger Things'

Actor Millie Bobby Brown of 'Stranger Things' arrives for the 69th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. PHOTO| AFP

Emmys favourite Elisabeth Moss - crowned best actress in a drama for the dystopian The Handmaid's Tale - wore a pale blush strapless midi dress, whose retro feel harked back to her Mad Men days.

Moss's Mad Men co-star - the 15-year-old Shipka, who came of age as Don Draper's daughter Sally - sparkled in a Miu Miu gown of translucent ivory, with plunging neckline, jeweled straps and belt.

Kiernan Shipka attends FOX Broadcasting

Kiernan Shipka attends FOX Broadcasting Company, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX And National Geographic 69th Primetime Emmy Awards After Party at Vibiana on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. PHOTO| AFP

Kate McKinnon tearfully accepted the award for best supporting actress in a comedy series for her portrayal of Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night Live, in a strapless black bodice and floor-length white skirt.

And Bollywood's Chopra stunned in a jewel-encrusted white mermaid gown from Balmain, its feathered tail fanning out on the carpet.

Priyanka Chopra (L) and Anthony Anderson walk

Priyanka Chopra (L) and Anthony Anderson walk onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. PHOTO| AFP

Veep star Anna Chlumsky was channeling a mermaid of a different kind: in a floor-length sequined number whose metallic tone - and generous cleavage - was mirrored in the gown worn by Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox.

And Uzo Aduba - a fellow star of the acclaimed prison drama - cut a similarly voluptuous figure in a two-piece spaghetti-strap gown of striped white and shimmering silver.