Succession and The Bear were the big winners of the night, but in our eyes, Alexander Skarsgård stole the show
Alexander Skarsgård may have lost out on the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series to his Succession colleague Matthew Macfadyen, but even in defeat, he looked undeniably dashing at the Emmy Awards last night.
Cutting a classic red carpet figure in a black peak lapel tuxedo with silk lapels and a black bowtie – all courtesy of Boss – the Swedish actor looked a far cry away from his laid-back antagonistic 'tech bro' role of Lukas Matsson.
That said, Skarsgård's character in Succession reportedly plucked his fashion from the Swedish actor's own wardrobe. "When we shot a scene in season three where Logan and Roman visit Matsson at the luxury villa in Lake Como, we were trying to figure out what Lukas would wear," Skarsgård said in the last episode of HBO's Succession podcast.
Alexander Skarsgård wore a black peak lapel tuxedo with silk trims and a black bowtie, all by Boss. Photo: Courtesy of Boss
Skarsgård and the costumers were looking for an understated ensemble to contrast Logan and Roman Roy (Brian Cox and Kieran Culkin) in a scene where they would make the biggest media deal ever made. "But we couldn't find anything that suited the scene, so I said: "What I came to the shoot in was very casual, an old well-used T-shirt and black rubber sandals, shouldn't we use that?" It's actually what I then wore in the series," Skarsgård finished.
Throughout the critically acclaimed show, Skarsgård stayed true to his roots, often wearing Swedish brands like Fjällräven, Acne Studios and Tiger of Sweden. A casual closet which suited his character, who preferred to trot barefoot across the tarmac from one private jet to another.
Skarsgård was joined by his Succession co-stars on the red carpet, including McFadyen and Culkin – both in similarly smart tuxes – and Sarah Snook, who opted for a striking red Vivienne Westwood gown.