Canadian Talent Tops the Emmys Best-Dressed List

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A “Schitt’s Creek” reunion and gowns by Greta Constantine and Lesley Hampton gave this year’s TV awards a Canadian twist.

Annika Lautens

Date September 20, 2021

One year after Schitt’s Creek’s historic award show sweep, Dan Levy, Eugene Levy, Annie Murphy and Catherine O’Hara reunited on the 2021 Emmys red carpet, and the internet (understandably) lost its mind to see the beloved Rose family together again, even if it was only to present an award.

With an outpouring of Tweets and happy tears, the iconic cast once again got to shine — and this year they weren’t the only Canadians to do so.

Devery Jacobs, star of the Indigenous-led comedy Reservation Dogs and an Emmys presenter, wore not one but three Canadian designers to the event. Channelling her inner ethereal goddess, Indigenous-Canadian designer Lesley Hampton created a custom sheer gown for the occasion. The actress paired it with a Knix bodysuit and earrings by Indi City.

Canadian fashion label Greta Constantine also made a statement on the 2021 Emmys red carpet as American powerhouse Angela Bassett appeared in their ruffled black and pink ensemble and presented the final award of the night (which went to The Queen’s Gambit).

The Toronto-based design duo behind Greta Constantine — Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong — have also dressed Schitt’s Creek cast members such as Catherine O’Hara and Emily Hampshire at previous award ceremonies, prompting celebrity stylists to add them to their couture lineups. Notable names who have worn the Canadian brand include Tiffany Haddish, Kerry Washington, Demi Lovato,  Viola Davis and Amanda Gorman, among others.

As 2021’s award season is well on its way, we can’t wait to see what other Canadian names will crop up. Until then, here are a few of our other picks for best dressed on the 2021 Emmys red carpet.


Anya Taylor-Joy in Dior Haute Couture and Tiffany & Co.


Emma Corrin in custom Miu Miu


Billy Porter in Ashi and Lorraine Schwartz


Elizabeth Olsen in The Row and Chopard


Michaela Coel in Christopher John Rogers


Jason Sudeikis in Tom Ford


Cynthia Erivo in custom Louis Vuitton


Yara Shahidi in Dior and Christian Louboutin


Carl Clemons-Hopkins in Christian Siriano


Gillian Anderson in Chloé


Leslie Odom Jr. in Dolce & Gabbana


Sarah Paulson in Carolina Herrera


Regé-Jean Page in Giorgio Armani


Madeline Brewer in Tom Ford


Ellen Pompeo in Elie Saab


Jean Smart in Ralph Lauren


Bowen Yang in Zegna and Tiffany & Co.


Kayley Cuoco in Vera Wang


Catherine O’Hara in Cong Tri


Annie Murphy in Valentino


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