Kerry Washington wore tights to the Emmys, heat dome be damned. The actor brought fall fashion to the award show in Los Angeles on Sept. 12, wearing an ivory Elie Saab gown with black tights underneath. Washington’s minidress featured a train at the back and a strapless, asymmetrical neckline adorned with ethereal feathers in various floral shapes. In addition to her bold tights, Washington paired the dress with black patent Christian Louboutin pumps and diamond jewelry by Bulgari.
Washington spoke about her decision to wear tights despite the historic heat. In a red carpet interview with E! and Laverne Cox, who also happened to be wearing tights, Washington said, “I got the same memo as you with the black sheer tights, even though it’s 107 degrees. For fashion, we will wear black tights.”
See photos of Washington’s season-defying look at the 2022 Emmys ahead.