Emmys Red Carpet - Fashion's Winners And Losers
Awards shows mean only one thing for us at NT’s fashion headquarters – the Red Carpet. And at last night's 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, there were quite a few on the carpet who didn’t deserve any bling.
Kicking off the fashion show was the lovely Lea Michele from "Glee" – Lea’s fashion choices on the carpet are always the opposite of what Rachel Berry would wear, and she vamped it up with a midnight blue Oscar de la Renta with a stunning flamenco-style tail. But although we’re big fan of Oscar de la Renta and this dress is gorgeous, it’s a little too much for Lea’s fun, youthful vibe. She’s only 24, so there was no need to wear such a fussy dress.
Midnight blue was definitely the new black on the red carpet. “30 Rock’s” Jane Krakowski looked stunning in a custom-made Escada one-shoulder while Jayma Mays ("Glee") opted for a strapless flowing Burberry midnight blue number. "Modern Family’s" Julie Bowen also opted for a midnight blue J. Mendel dress with structured detailing around the bust. Teamed with vertiginous heels and sparkling jewelry, the midnight blue trend was sophisticated and sexy on the red carpet and Lea lead the pack.
In between the midnight blue and white color spectrum were the champagne tones and lavender dresses. "Vampire Diaries's" Nina Dobrev picked a one-shoulder figure-hugging Zuhair Murad nude-tone dress and singer Jewel also opted for a similar style by the same designer. Sofia Vergara reigned in her ample assets in a sparkling Carolina Herrera pale yellow strapless number with a mermaid tail.
"Glee’s" Jane Lynch looked great in her one shoulder purple taffeta gown by Ali Rahimi, a refreshing change for Sue Sylvester’s Adidas track-suit. Emily Deschanel also opted for a one-shoulder purple number by Max Azria Atelier which served the purpose nicely, but looked a little too Marchesa-esque for my liking.
While Lea, Jayma and Jane looked lovely on the red carpet, the other "Glee" girls didn’t fare so well. "Glee’s" darling Dianna Agron looked overdone and frumpy in a layered, ruffled, lace mess by Carolina Herrera, and while she always looks stunning, the dress was just horrible on her. Naya Rivera’s deep green Vera Wang gown looked like it was out of a prom dress catalogue and her hair was another major mishap. Jenna Ushkowitz and Jessalyn Gilsig opted for red dresses by Kevin Hall and Nicole Miller respectively – but someone needs to tell these ladies that they’re meant to walk the red carpet, not wear it.
Two favorites of the night were Kyra Sedgewick and Claire Danes. Kyra, which picked up the Best Drama Actress accolade for "The Closer", picked a strapless plum Monique L’Hullier gown and teamed it with loose waves and radiant makeup. Claire, who won an Emmy for her portrayal of Temple Grandin, also dazzled on the red carpet with a simple, classy sparkling champagne pink Armani Privé strapless dress and blonde locks. And while they both got Emmys for their well-deserved talent, we at NT are awarding them the best-dressed award for wowing us on the red carpet.
(With contributions by Misha Yim)
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