The 72nd annual Emmy Awards are two days away, and while Sunday’s occasion would normally mean television’s finest together in one room — more specifically, the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles — this year, the first big award show of the season will look a little different. For starters, Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the Emmys from a stage surrounded by empty seats. Meanwhile, winners will have videographers dispatched to their homes to ensure that every speech results in “unique ‘on screen’ moments,” according to Variety. As for the Emmys red carpet, well, only time will tell.

In lieu of photographers greeting the stars of Euphoria, Little Fires Everywhere, Succession, Watchmen, and more on the red carpet this year, we’ll be seeing them at home. And with the informal dress code — “come as you are, but make an effort,” Variety reported — we are just as likely to see celebrities in luxe pajamas as formal gowns. With the latter in mind, we’re taking a trip down memory lane — back to SJP’s feathered Oscar de la Renta from 2000 — instead. 

Over the last two decades, celebrations of television shows — ranging from Friends, Will & Grace, and Sex and the City in the ‘90s and ‘00s to Mad Men, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and Game of Thrones from the 2010s — have resulted in some of Hollywood’s greatest red carpet fashion. Of the many winning Emmy red carpet looks, there was Jennifer Aniston’s white, strapless Chanel from 2004, Blake Lively’s red Versace from 2009, Kerry Washington’s orange Prada from 2014, and, of course, Zendaya’s show-stopping green custom Vera Wang from 2019

So while, yes, this year’s Emmys red carpet won’t look anything like the 72 before it — or like any awards ceremony at all really — that doesn’t mean we can’t still divulge in a night of epic red carpet fashion this Sunday night. Whether or not it’ll be from 2020, though, remains to be determined. For now, click through our list of the best Emmys looks of all time (or at least the last 20 years) ahead. 

Zendaya in Vera Wang, 2019

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Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton, 2019

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Tracee Ellis Ross in Valentino, 2018

Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic.

Jessica Biel in Ralph & Russo, 2018

Photo: Dan MacMedan/Getty Images.

Millie Bobbie Brown in Calvin Klein, 2018

Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images.

Thandie Newton in Brandon Maxwell, 2018

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Tessa Thompson in Rosie Assoulin, 2017

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.

Sarah Paulson in Carolina Herrera, 2017

Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images.

Uzo Aduba in Sally Lapointe, 2017

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.

Kerry Washington in Brandon Maxwell, 2016

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.

Emilia Clarke in Atelier Versace, 2016

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.

Kiernan Shipka in Dior Haute Couture, 2015

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.

Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell, 2015

Photo: Barry King/Getty Images.

Kerry Washington in Prada, 2014

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images.

Michelle Dockery in Prada, 2013

Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage.

Lucy Liu in Atelier Versace, 2012

Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.

Christina Hendricks in Johanna Johnson Couture, 2011

Photo: Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic.

Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhuillier, 2009

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.

Blake Lively in Versace, 2009

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images.

Chloe Sevigny in Mizrahi, 2009

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Olivia Wilde in Reem Acra, 2008

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.

Sandra Oh in Bottega Veneta, 2007

Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.

Halle Berry in Emanuel Ungaro, 2005

Photo: Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic.

Jennifer Aniston in Chanel, 2004

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.

Jennifer Garner in Narciso Rodriguez, 2003

Photo: Chris Weeks/FilmMagic.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel, 2003

Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images.

Oprah in Bradley Bayou, 2002

Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal/Getty Images.

Jennifer Aniston in Christian Dior, 2002

Photo: Robert Mora/Getty Images.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta, 2000

Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images.

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