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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

The 49-year-old beauty looked absolutely stunning in a fuchsia gown with a thigh-high slit and caped detailing.

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow and more stars over 40 who wowed at the Emmys

Words: Elizabeth Di Fillippo and Francesca Specter

In an industry obsessed with youth, it was the more experienced stars who stole the spotlight on the the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards purple carpet.

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite looks from televisions brightest stars who remind us that life is even better after 40.

From Sharon Osbourne hitting the red carpet in a monochrome Alexander McQueen number to Sandra Oh in Zac Posen and, of course, Catherine Zeta-Jones in a beautiful caped number, stars put their best fashion foot forward.

Then there was Amy Poehler’s gold jumpsuit by Greta Constantine, and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Valentino gown.

Click through the gallery to see the best 40+ stars looking incredible.