It’s not every day you walk your first Emmys red carpet with a nomination—much less in a custom, one-of-a-kind gown created by designer Brandon Blackwood. But that’s exactly what Sheryl Lee Ralph did tonight.
Sheryl Lee Ralph Debuted Brandon Blackwood’s First-Ever Gown on the 2022 Emmys
The Abbott Elementary actor wore a body-hugging strapless gown with an orange inner lining that featured a daring high slit. The star, who’s up for best-supporting actress in a comedy series, paired the dress with one of Blackwood’s signature trunk bags covered in dazzling heat-stamped orange crystals. The bling didn’t stop there, though. Ralph incorporated cascading crystals in her braid and on sparkling tennis bracelets. They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and after this look, I see why.
“I flew straight from Tokyo to LA to meet Sheryl with the dresses,” Blackwood exclusively tells Glamour. The look took four days to make. “We did two sketches and ended up making two dresses. The dress is black velvet lined with Duchesse satin. It’s our first gown ever.” The designer’s handbags have been a hit among his A-list clientele, including rapper and certified icy girl Saweetie and RuPaul’s Drag Race star Naomi Smalls. If his bags are any indication of the clothing that may be to come, it’s going to be nothing short of spectacular.
“Black is anything but basic. It is classic. It is chic. It is timeless,” Sheryl Lee Ralph told red-carpet reporters.
It was a night full of firsts for J’can actor Sheryl Lee Ralph and her gown and handbag designer Brandon Blackwood.
The first Emmy-nominated actress won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Abbott Elementary SchoolBut how did Blackwood join the Glam team?
Report by Sherrill Lee Ralph Abbott Elementary School Before arriving at the Emmys, there were fashion failures.
“A designer gave my co-star and me the same sketch of the same gown,” she said, discovering it when Lisa Ann Walter showed Ralph what she wore to the awards. .
“Until five days ago I didn’t have a gown, so Brandon Blackwood stepped up. He was in Japan and started rendering the gown for Pacific Flight,” Ralph said.
“I had nothing, but Brandon Blackwood heard about my plight through Roberto. [Johnson]New York City stylist, and daughter Ivy Coco have gathered and are here,” Ralph said in an interview. people.