09/20/2013 01:07 EDT

Emmys 2013: Vintage Fashion Photos From Past Ceremonies

The 2013 Emmys are nearly upon us and we're excited to watch for so many reasons and none of them have to do with who will take home tropies. (Okay, we're really rooting for a "House of Cards" sweep.)

What we really care about is whether Kerry Washington will throw down another statement-making gown or whether she will disappoint us in a boring frock; if Robin Wright will go androgynous chic like she did at TIFF 2013 ; if Connie Britton will actually walk the red carpet and if Claire Danes will finally wear a print.

But until the celebs hit the red carpet on Sunday night, we have to content ourselves with looking at their glamorous and chic predecessors who set the bar for Emmy Awards dressing.

Lucille Ball, 1955

Kim Novak and Fred Astaire, 1958

Barbra Streisand, 1965

Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, 1957

Mary Fickett, 1972

Stockard Channing, 1979

Robin Williams, 1979

Susan Lucci, 1980

Cher, 1975

Lily Tomlin, 1981

Shirley MacLaine, 1981

Lori Loughlin, 1982

Mr. T, 1983

Michael J. Fox, 1985

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