The 45th Annual International Emmy Awards recently took place in New York City. This is an awards ceremony held to honour artists and TV personalities from all around the world.

It's, therefore, no surprise that our brilliant local actress, Thuso Mbedu, was nominated for her role in Is'thunzi.

Read more: All the winners at the International Emmy Awards 2017

She appeared on the red carpet in a blue Gert-Johan Coetzee creation styled with a pair of sapphire earrings by Jenna Clifford.

There were more leading ladies who showed up on the red carpet in some noteworthy designer dresses. 

Here are our top 5 favourites:

Crystal Reed

You've got to appreciate the combination of sheer panels and whimsical bands on this J. Mendel Fall '17 gown. Romantic and regal.

Margot Bingham

The Barbershop 3 actress wore a Gracy Accad 'Caroline' gown.

Italia Ricci

A red gown by Luis Guillermo Duque paired with even redder lips. We're not complaining.

Luisa Arres

Everything about this look is a win.

Sharam Diniz

The Victoria's Secret model arrived in a floor-length white gown. Simple, yet stunning.

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