The Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out Sunday night, and it didn’t take long for armchair fashion watchers everywhere to become breathless with either stupefaction or happiness at the fashion choices of the women on the red carpet. Here are a few picks for worst and best dressed.
January Jones, Lauren Graham, and Christina Hendricks were among three of the worst dressed stars on parade Sunday night. Jones’ metallic blue Versace concoction somehow combined a front slit with a giant hoop skirt, and it was topped with a cone bra. Madonna could probably get away with it in a video, but even that is somewhat doubtful.
Lauren Graham wore a confusing black and white outfit by Yegal Azrouel. It had drapes, slits, and clingy parts, and it drew the eye in multiple directions. And sadly, the gorgeous Christina Hendricks, the celebrity trend setter of the moment, looked about two steps away from being Miss Kitty from “Gunsmoke” in a Zac Posen gown that featured a fitted bodice, pouf sleeves, a full skirt complete with ruffle, and ostrich feathers edging the silhouette.
One fashion industry confection gone very right was the gorgeous wine colored Monique Lhuillier gown worn by Kyra Sedgwick. It was simply gorgeous, age-appropriate, and sexy. Jennifer Carpenter wore a sequined one-shoulder Oday Shakar dress that managed to be both Old Hollywood and brand new looking at the same time.
Perhaps one of the most beautiful fashion dresses, if not the most beautiful one, was the shimmery Armani Privé strapless gown worn by Claire Danes. It fit and flattered perfectly, and her swingy, shoulder-length blonde ‘do worked great with it. As fashion accessories go, not one of these three best dressed ladies piled it on. All went with simple and clean accessories, the better to let their figures and dresses capture the attention.
A few others that I loved were Brooke Burke, Heidi Klum and Maria Menounos.
Brooke Burke wore a beautiful gown by Mark Zunino with a sexy side slit.
Heidi Klum wore a super-short Marchesa gown and bold Lorraine Schwartz statement jewels.
Maria Menounos $35,000 couture gown was inspired by 1920′s old Hollywood glamour by Ralph & Russo.