The Emmys, which aired 9/20/09, marked the end of the Hollywood award season. Here are some of my favorite looks from the red carpet...and a few cringe-worthy numbers. I find it fascinating how after so many years of so many awards, some stars just can't get it together for these events celebrating their work! Some of the biggest trends on the red carpet were bling/sparkle, red dress, one shouldered gowns, and Grecian draping looks. Who do you think hit the mark? and should have stayed home?
1. January Jones ("Mad Men") in Atelier Versace
Hands-down this was the best look of the night. This strapless white gown with silver metallic taping and geometric cutouts are an example of the allure of haute couture. January was simply stunning!
2. Blake Lively ("Gossip Girl") in Versace, shoes Christian Louboutin
Blake is always one of my favorites to see on the red carpet. She has mastered her fresh, young, sexy, edgy look with this plunging neckline and high slit. She's received a lot of criticism from other fashionistas for the similarity of a lot of her dress, but I think it is different enough from previous looks and if it's not broke, don't fix it. The high, braided pony tail really sells the glamazonian look.
3. Debra Messing ("The Starter Wife") in Michael Kors
This one shoulder, draped, sparkly confection really hit a lot of trends seen at the Emmy's. The draping here really accentuates Debra's thin frame by adding some womanly curves. Plus, red is always a great color for red-heads. Debra has long been a style icon, and while this look is understated, I find it to be elegant and age-appropriate. And with cheekbones like that, how could she not take her spot in the top three?
1. Sarah Silverman ("The Sarah Silverman Program") in unknown designer
I supposed if I designed this gown I wouldn't want my name advertised either. The draping is awkward at best and does absolutely nothing for her figure. It is truly an atrocity that anyone in her circle let her out like this. Sarah has admitted to be self-consciousness about her body, but her goto of t-shirt and jeans might have been better.
2. Hayden Panettiere ("Heroes") in J. Mendel
Hayden is a habitual offender of dressing far beyond her years. This red, ruffled and draped one-shoulder number was certainly on target to hit the trends with a knock-out look, but failed. It looks a haphazardly shredded mess. Sometimes less is more.
3. Jane Krakowski ("30 Rock") in Versace
This draped, one-shoulder gown with metallic sheen should have been a knock-out, but just doesn't work on Jane. Admittedly this statuesque Grecian look is difficult to pull off, but with Jane's body type it's just so unflattering. The light grey is also a problem for her skin tone--can you say washed out? However, her hair and make-up looks so effortlessly glamourous...that's an "e" for effort.