The stars at the 2021 Emmy Awards brought their claws out to make a beauty statement with extra long, sharp, and dramatic manicures.
As nail art continues to become the biggest beauty trend of 2021, manicures are having their own moment on the red carpet. Foregoing dramatic makeup for wearable glam of updos and bold lips, lying at our attendee’s fingertips were the real stars of the show. We’re talking about long and sharp acrylics that elevate the traditional French mani or bejeweled designs that act as accessories to complete the look. Here are the celebrities who proved that stiletto nails are the new red-carpet statement.
Announcing Miuccia Prada’s return to bathing cap-style head coverings, Emma Corin arrived on the red carpet in London wearing a custom butter yellow-strapless dress with a matching cap and fingerless gloves. Their most recent muse then went for all-black talons by nail artist Simone Cummings that brought an exciting contrast to her stand-out look.
A red-carpet favorite this year, trust that Cynthia Erivo will turn out a whole look from top to bottom—all the way to her fingertips. At the 2021 Emmy Awards red carpet, she donned a white mermaid gown with a blue-and-green feathers by Louis Vuitton. To match her dress, she opted for a French manicure with a long coffin shape and a statement design on the index finger.
Taraji P. Henson
Why wear ruby shoes when you can stand-out with ruby stiletto nails? Going for both length and drama, Taraji P. Henson’s manicure featured encrusted ruby gems in various sizes to complete her daring, low-cut Ellie Saab gown.
Wearing a teal gown by Atelier Versace that showed off her beautiful physique, MJ Rodriguez paired it with long mermaid locks and an even longer white manicure that brought out the color of her dress.
Former Bachelorette contestant Rachel Lindsay was a ray of sunshine on the red carpet with her tangerine gown by Christopher John Rogers and gold accented nails with marble patterns that tied her whole look together.