Laura Dern Wears Avant-Garde Armored Corset Dress to Emmys

Laura Dern attends the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards  - Getty-H 2018
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Thom Browne dressed 'The Tale' star.

Laura Dern wore a seemingly BDSM-inspired ensemble to the 2018 Emmys. 

After going glam with an embellished black-and-white gown last year, Dern returned for The Tale wearing an armored corset from Thom Browne with a double-strand pearl necklace. The unique pairing combined ladylike femininity (thanks to the pearls) with a warrior woman aesthetic (thanks to the corseted dress with lace worn over a silk blouse). She completed the look with grosgrain sandals and a leather, mini attaché case, plus Piaget jewelry and Mary Kay makeup by Simone Siegl.

Attending this year for her dark drama about her character's experience with childhood sexual assault, Dern chose to wear a sexy outfit reminiscent of Fifty Shades of Grey — perhaps trying to play off of her show.

Dern won last year for supporting actress on Big Little Lies, and opted for a feathered skirt by Proenza Schouler. Also wearing a bra top this year was The Crown's Vanessa Kirby, in a peachy silk bustier dress from Tom Ford with 20-carat Chopard diamond earrings and a Tom Ford snakeskin clutch.