Although Laverne Cox didn’t win the title role in the Madonna biopic, she’s still the Material Girl in my heart.
The Inventing Anna actor wore a dramatic Jean Paul Gaultier minidress on the 2022 Emmys red carpet, complete with exaggerated hip padding and swirling boob cones—a silhouette associated both with the French design house and Madonna. The rest of her outfit was simple: Sheer black tights and pointed-toe pumps helped keep all eyes on her silver zippered dress. For glam, Cox wore her hair in a long ponytail and kept her makeup slightly sultry yet understated.
The four-time Emmy award nominee and former Orange Is the New Black star previously won an award for outstanding special class special as executive producer for Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word—making her the first openly transgender recipient of the prestigious television award.
While Laverne Cox may have been mistaken for Queen Bey at the U.S. Open last month, this Madonna-inspired look definitely has me rooting for her to step in the role of another pop princess. Julia Garner, her Inventing Anna costar (who won an award tonight), was famously offered the role as Madonna in the singer’s upcoming biopic after an intense boot camp. If Cox’s onscreen frenemy wasn’t already the top contender for the role, I’d let Laverne Cox take it just for this look alone.