It's been days since the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, but that hasn't stopped us fawning over what Hollywood's A-list wore during and after the prestigious event. In particular, all eyes were on Sydney Sweeney's choice of attire at the award show's afterparty—and there's a reason we can't stop thinking about it.
Spotted celebrating Euphoria's award win at the HBO afterparty, held at a private members club in West Hollywood, the 25-year-old stepped out in a silky, forest green vintage Versace gown.
The clingy number sported asymmetrical cutouts at her torso and bust, and featured built-in nylon opera gloves in the matching hue. The same fabric from the sleeves was used to build the band that divided the bra and held together the top and long skirt of the gown.
While the dress looked as if it was draped to fit Sydney's body, her stylist Molly Dickson revealed that not only was the dress in existence before the Euphoria star wore it to the after party, but it was actually put onto the actress backwards.
Taking to Instagram to share photos of The White Lotus star ready to head to the event, Dickson revealed that the number was vintage Versace and was intentionally put onto the actress back-to-front, presumably to give the dress another sultry edge, years after its creation.
"She's actually wearing this dress backwards, intentionally," the stylist wrote on Instagram.
But that wasn't the only outfit Dickson had arranged for Sydney to wear on the big night. For the show itself, the star was radiant in a custom, pearly white Oscar de la Renta gown, complete with embellishments, silver floral embroidery and what appeared to be a bustle-like train.
Despite being nominated for two Emmy awards, Sydney didn't take home any awards that night. However, her Euphoria co-star Zendaya broke records when she scored her second Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Rue. Not only did the win make her the first Black woman to take home the Emmy twice in the category, but she was also the youngest two-time winner of any Emmy in history.
And while the show is clearly earning its accolades, Sydney has previously been under fire for sharing her financial struggles as an actress in Hollywood.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she candidly spoke about the financial realities of being an actress in Los Angeles, explaining that her constant work schedule to afford her necessities has left her feeling burnout.
"I want to have a family, I've always wanted to be a young mom, and I'm worried about how this industry puts stigmas on young women who have children and looks at them in a different light," she told the publication. "I was worried that, if I don't work, there is no money and no support for kids I would have."
Now, the 24-year-old is able to negotiate her salary, but it still means that she has to fill her schedule with as many projects as possible, if she wants to afford rising expenses.
"If I wanted to take a six-month break, I don't have income to cover that," she shared. "I don't have someone supporting me, I don't have anyone I can turn to, to pay my bills or call for help. They don't pay actors like they used to, and with streamers, you no longer get residuals."
She contined, "The established stars still get paid, but I have to give 5 percent to my lawyer, 10 percent to my agents, 3 percent or something like that to my business manager. I have to pay my publicist every month, and that's more than my mortgage."
"To stay relevant as a young actress, particularly one so deeply entrenched in and reliant on the internet generation, requires investment," she said. "There's a lot of press to do, and the associated costs—styling, tailoring, hair and makeup, travel—aren't always covered by a network."
Whether it's her fashion moments or award nominations, it's safe to say that we're all still very intrigued to see what's coming next for her.