This red carpet look was a wrinkle in time. Quinta Brunson looked pretty in pink on the Emmys 2024 red carpet Monday night, but her full-skirted Dior dress — which was covered in creases — prompted her stylist to jump in and defend the look after social media users wondered why she’d left the iron at home.
The “Abbott Elementary” star, 34, wore a 1950s-inspired sleeveless satin look for the 75th annual Emmys, with the style trimmed at the waist with a satin bow.
However, social media users took issue with the purposefully wrinkled design, with a Twitter user even posting a video captioned “girl hold still” with a graphic of an iron moving across her photo.
Plenty of fans also weighed in on the “rumpled” look on Check the Tag’s Instagram account, like one who wrote, “I’m sorry, but this is a huge miss. I love her and her stylist, but the rumpled fabric on the red carpet will never read anything other than a mess. ☹️”
The remark prompted Brunson’s stylist, Jessica Paster, to jump in and defend the outfit, with the fashion pro writing, “Guys guys guys… it’s crushed satin… I knew you were gonna say something!! It’s beautiful silhouette [sic] on her and fabric… and the color is gorgeous on her💐💐💐.”
The fan doubled down on her comment, writing, “I understand that’s the fabric, but it just doesn’t look good! I’m sorry! Satin on the red carpet ❌ Crushed satin? ❌❌ I appreciate your work though!”
“Intentional or not, wrinkles are a NO! This is absolutely horrible,” another fan added.
One thing that wasn’t crushed? Her Emmy dreams.
Brunson brought home an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, making her the first black woman to win the category in 42 years and the second-ever to do so after Isabel Sanford.
“Thank you so much, just I don’t know why I’m so emotional, I think just like, the Carol Burnett of it all,” she said when accepting the award from Burnett, 90, in an impassioned speech.