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Allison Janney

At this year's Emmys, fashion trumped activism on the red carpet

At this year's Emmys, fashion trumped activism on the red carpet

The backdrop to Monday night's Emmy awards ceremony was nothing. but. politics.

As the red carpet rolled out, Twitter feeds were overflowing with news about the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. President Donald Trump was declassifying documents. Emmy hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost had been teasing just how ripped-from-the-cable-chyrons their material might be.

And although there were a few political statements visible among the celebrities posing for cameras and picking up statuettes, unlike at previous high-profile awards shows of the Trump era, there was no nearly mandatory dress code or political cause uniformly on display....

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