Bright hues, basic black, big updos, beaded dresses and more marked the Emmy Awards in 1998. As we prepare for the 70th annual awards on Sept. 17, let's take a look back at the fashions, starting with the 50th annual show.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 1998
Here, "Seinfeld" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in a bubble-gum pink Bob Mackie dress, arrived for the Emmys show at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in September 1998.
Lisa Kudrow, 1998
"Friends" star Lisa Kudrow kept it simple in a black halter dress and a slicked-back bob as she accepted her Emmy for best supporting actress in a comedy series in 1998.
Halle Berry, 1998
Halle Berry's little wire specs made her nearly unrecognizable on the red carpet in 1998.
Angelina Jolie, 1998
Angelina Jolie went for a striking nude palette in 1998.
Calista Flockhart, 1999
"Ally McBeal" star Calista Flockhart wore a white cotton shirt tied at the waist and a simple yellow skirt at the 1999 show.
Kristen Johnston, 1999
Kristen Johnston, who picked up a supporting actress Emmy for "3rd Rock From the Sun," shone in a shimmery blush-colored slip dress in 1999.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, 2000
Golden couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, who starred on "Friends," sported beachy California waves in 1999.
Debra Messing and Eric McCormack, 2000
"Will and Grace" stars Debra Messing and Eric McCormack clowned around at the 2000 Emmys. Their show won for outstanding comedy that year.
Patricia Heaton, 2000
Patricia Heaton accepted a best comedy actress Emmy for "Everybody Loves Raymond" in 2000.
Heather Locklear, 2000
Heather Locklear went goddessy at the 2000 awards.
Lucy Liu, 2000
Lucy Liu of "Ally McBeal" wore a fetching shade of green in 2000.
Ellen DeGeneres, 2001
Ellen DeGeneres hosted the 53rd Emmy Awards on Nov. 4, 2001. The subdued show was delayed after the terror attacks of Sept. 11 and then again because of the war in Afghanistan.
Jessica Alba and Jennifer Garner, 2001
Jessica Alba of "Dark Angel" and Jennifer Garner of "Alias" presented an award in 2001. Many of the attendees wore black in keeping with the somber mood of the show that year.
Debra Messing, 2001
Debra Messing went for a 1960s Carnaby Street vibe at the 2001 show.
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, 2002
Here they are again! They were adorable, weren't they? Jennifer Aniston was sporting messy waves in 2002 and Brad Pitt was looking a bit scruffy, but still hunky.
Jennifer Garner, 2002
Jennifer Garner was a vision in her strapless gown and diamond choker in 2002.
Oprah Winfrey, 2002
Queen of daytime Oprah Winfrey was awarded the first Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at the Emmys in 2002.
Sarah Wynter, 2003
Actress Sarah Wynter of "24" wore a flowing white gown in 2003.
Dakota Fanning, 2003
The adorable Dakota Fanning on the red carpet in 2003.
Jane Kaczmarek, 2003
Jane Kaczmarek of "Malcolm in the Middle" got in on the chandelier earring trend in 2003.
Kim Catrell, 2003
Kim Cattrall channeled her uninhibited "Sex and the City" character in 2003.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, 2004
Brad and Jen arrived in 2004 looking fabulous.
Mischa Barton, 2004
Mischa Barton of "The OC" gave a nod to the flapper girls of the 1920s in 2004.
Paula Abdul, 2004
Paula Abdul, an "American Idol" judge, crowned herself prom queen in 2004.
Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, 2004
Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth hit the red carpet in 2004.
Sarah Jessica Parker, 2004
"Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker accepted her Emmy for best actress in a comedy series in 2004.
Donald Trump, 2005
"Apprentice" top dog Donald Trump arrived in 2005.
S. Epatha Merkerson, 2005
S. Epatha Merkerson of "Law and Order" took home an Emmy in 2005.
"Desperate Housewives" cast, 2005
From left: Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria and Nicollette Sheridan of "Desperate Housewives" presented an award in 2005.
Katherine Heigl, 2006
Katherine Heigl of "Grey's Anatomy" went for old Hollywood glam in 2006.
Tyra Banks, 2006
"America's Next Top Model" host Tyra Banks gave us some sexy smizing in 2006.
Gillian Anderson, 2006
Gillian Anderson of "The X-Files" appeared to have stolen some choir robes in 2006.
Heidi Klum, 2006
"Project Runway" queen Heidi Klum was a vision in red in 2006.
Jennifer Love Hewitt, 2007
Jennifer Love Hewitt of "Ghost Whisperer" arrived in 2007.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, 2007
In 2007, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were regal in blue.
Hayden Panettiere, 2007
Hayden Panettiere of "Heroes" seemed to be lost in voluminous folds in 2007.
Vanessa Williams, 2007
On the red carpet in 2007, "Ugly Betty" star Vanessa Williams looked like a gorgeous sea goddess.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 2008
A post-"Seinfeld" Julia Louis-Dreyfus, starring in "The New Adventures of Old Christine," was peachy keen in 2008.
Mariska Hargitay, 2008
In 2008, Mariska Hargitay, who starred in "Law and Order," went for bold yellow.
Kate Walsh, 2009
"Private Practice" star Kate Walsh posed in 2009.
Julia Ormond, 2010
Julia Ormond was pretty in pink in 2010.
Padma Lakshmi, 2010
In 2010, "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi celebrated the show's win for best reality series.
Mad Men cast, 2010
Some of the cast members of "Mad Men" cheered the show's win for best drama series in 2010.
Kim Kardashian, 2010
Reality show star Kim Kardashian arrived in a white goddess gown in 2010.
Sophia Vergara, 2010
"Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara, on the red carpet in 2010, was a buttery lemon stunner.
Nina Dobrev, 2011
"Vampire Diaries" star Nina Dobrev, on the red carpet in 2011, made it very clear why two vampires would pine for her.
Lea Michele, 2011
Lea Michele worked her "Glee" magic on the red carpet in 2011.
Kate Winslet, 2011
Kate Winslet, who kept up the red trend for 2011, checked her appearance after her Emmy win for "Mildred Pierce."
Julianne Moore, 2012
Julianne Moore glowed backstage with her Emmy for "Game Change" in 2012.
Julie Bowen, 2012
Julie Bowen, who also went with a chartreuse dress, won an Emmy for "Modern Family" in 2012.
Claire Danes, 2012
Claire Danes, another fan of yellow, held her Emmy in 2012. She won for "Homeland."
Mindy Kaling, 2013
Mindy Kaling of "The Office" arrived in 2013.
Zosia Mamet, 2013
"Girls" star Zosia Mamet, in 2013, wore a dress that evoked a watercolor painting.
Lena Dunham, 2013
Not to be outdone by her co-star, Lena Dunham also went wacky and bold in 2013.
Laura Prepon, 2014
Laura Prepon of "Orange is the New Black" arrived in 2014 in an origami-like creation.
Laverne Cox, 2014
Fellow "Orange" star Laverne Cox owned the red carpet in 2014.
Lena Headey, 2014
On the 2014 red carpet, Lena Headey of "Game of Thrones" was just as regal as Queen Cersei.
Lizzy Caplan, 2014
Lizzy Caplan, who starred in "Masters of Sex," skillfully mastered the red carpet in 2014.
Michelle Dockery, 2014
Michelle Dockery of "Downton Abbey" went for colorful, sculptural folds in 2014.
Heidi Klum, 2015
In 2015, model and producer Heidi Klum donned a sheer dress.
Taraji P. Henson, 2015
"Empire" star Taraji P. Henson was anything but basic in black in 2015.
Kiernan Shipka, 2015
Kiernan Shipka of "Mad Men" took a chance on pants in 2015.
Regina King, 2015
Regina King of "American Crime" wore a beautifully beaded gown as she collected her Emmy in 2015.
Angela Bassett, 2016
In 2016, Angela Bassett of "American Horror Story" looked chic and sunny.
Tatiana Maslany, 2016
Tatiana Maslany, who starred in "Orphan Black," wore a cherry red number that fit her like a glove in 2016.
Priyanka Chopra, 2016
Priyanka Chopra of "Quantico" gave her gown a whirl on the red carpet in 2016.
Emily Ratajkowski, 2016
Model Emily Ratajkowski, on the red carpet in 2016, struck a pose in her dramatic gown.
Anna Chlumsky, 2016
"Veep" star Anna Chlumsky wore a head-scratching baggy, short blush-colored dress with a train in 2016.
Maisie Williams, 2016
Maisie Williams of "Game of Thrones" sold some flower power in 2016.
Tracee Ellis Ross, 2016
"Blackish" star Tracee Ellis Ross wore striking earrings with her beautiful one-shouldered dress in 2016.
Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, 2017
Writer Emily V. Gordon and her husband, the comedian, actor and writer Kumail Nanjiani, arrived in 2017 with blue ribbons to show their support for the ACLU.
Tessa Thompson, 2017
Tessa Thompson of "Westworld" shimmered in a multi-colored gown on the Emmys red carpet in 2017.
Jane Fonda, 2017
Jane Fonda showed up on the red carpet last year sporting a long ponytail and a hot pink dress.
Yvonne Strahovski, 2017
Yvonne Strahovski shed her scary, austere look from "The Handmaid's Tale" in a big way with her plunging neckline at last year's Emmys.
Zoe Kravitz, 2017
In 2017, Zoe Kravitz of "Big Little Lies" brought color and texture to the red carpet.
Claire Foy, 2017
Claire Foy, who played Queen Elizabeth in "The Crown," went with a black pants ensemble last year.
Thandie Newton, 2017
"Westworld" star Thandie Newton was perfection in her fantasy gown in 2017.
Ann Dowd, Elisabeth Moss, and Alexis Bledel, 2017
From left: Ann Dowd, Elisabeth Moss and Alexis Bledel celebrated their Emmy acting wins for "The Handmaid's Tale" last year.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 2017
It seems only fitting to start and finish with "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who has won nine acting Emmys and has been a standout on the red carpet for more than 20 years.