Surprise! Taraji P. Henson Drops Second Emmys Look
The 'Empire' actress' stylist opens up about the switcheroo she pulled halfway through the program.
After walking the 2016 Emmy Awards red carpet on Sunday in a “sunshine yellow” floor-length, custom Vera Wang dress, actress Taraji P. Henson presented the outstanding supporting actor in a drama Emmy to Bloodline's Ben Mendelsohn in a surprise second gown.
Styled by Jason Bolden, her friend and collaborator over the last four years, Henson wore an all-sequin, long sleeve, keyhole chocolate brown and espresso custom Vera Wang dress.
"It’s an ah and ooh to the disco Studio 54 diva in Taraji,” said Bolden. While they removed the Lorraine Schwartz diamonds she wore on the carpet, the actress kept on the same Jimmy Choo heels. “It’s super clean because the dress speaks for itself,” he added.
And as for the stylist's final thoughts on Henson's look? "These two beautiful gowns speak to Taraji's multifaceted nature. The red-carpet look is chic yet sexy and the second look is completely sultry glamour. Thank God for the hand of Vera Wang!"
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This article first appeared on Billboard.com.