Although Marylanders didn’t come away with Emmy awards last night, the state’s designers won sartorially.
Eight attendees wore looks from womenswear designer and Annapolis native Christian Siriano. Though not as many as his epic nine looks from the 2016 Emmys, his showing at this year’s awards show was by far one of the most robust.
Among the celebrities sporting Siriano’s looks was Regina King, who won outstanding lead actress in a limited series for Netflix’s “Seven Seconds.” She started her acceptance speech by saying that she dropped lipstick on her lime green corseted Siriano gown.
Siriano earlier described King as “bright and bold” and “looking so amazing” in an Instagram post.
He couldn’t immediately be reached for comment as he was on a flight, according to a spokeswoman. (Siriano posted a picture of himself on a flight to Greece on his Instagram’s story.)
Anne Arundel County natives David Hart and Christian Siriano have become big-name designers with bridal and formal wear lines. Each has dressed celebrities, and they’ve developed a friendship and working relationship; Hart designed the suits for Siriano’s wedding in 2016.
Hart was responsible for designing the midnight-blue velvet tuxedo and mohair trousers for Michael Zegen (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) and the ruffled tuxedo shirts for Emmys co-hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost.
All were dressed by Hart’s longtime friend celebrity stylist Sam Spector.
But it wasn’t a particularly strong year for projects with Maryland connections.
Meanwhile, “House of Cards,” which is filmed in Maryland, was not nominated for a single category, and “Modern Family,” which stars Baltimore native Julie Bowen, didn’t receive any nominations in major categories.