Mandy Moore scored her very first acting nomination at the 2019 Emmys for her performance in This is Us. And though she’s walked plenty of red carpets in her life, this one was particularly special—and she showed up in spectacular fashion.

For the occasion, she wore a stunning, off-the-shoulder colorblocked gown by designer Brandon Maxwell.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 22: Mandy Moore attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)Steve Granitz

“I wanted something that sort of spoke to American glamour and I think Brandon Maxwell is the personification of that,” Moore told Glamour on the red carpet. “I think he is the next in line of the Ralph Laurens and Calvin Kleins and Michael Kors. And it’s just classic. I feel like myself and I feel confident. And that’s what I wanted: to just feel like me, but elevated.”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 22: Mandy Moore attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)John Shearer

As for choosing the bright color combination (that became the unofficial color scheme of the night), Moore added that she’s not typically a “pink girl,” but that the combination just spoke to her: “It’s my favorite.”

According to Moore’s stylist, Cristina Erlich, planning for Moore’s look began before they knew she’d be attending the Emmys as a nominee.”We actually started discussing the dress even before the nominations came out,” she told Glamour. “We all had the idea for this in Paris during the summer couture shows, but we knew it would be for something amazing! Once the nominations came out, we knew we had to go to Brandon Maxwell. He infused his expertise of tailoring and design with the concept of ’90s glamour.” She added that “many striking images of Cindy Crawford” were used for inspiration.

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