Time to let ’em have it. I’m ready; are you? Here are the best, the worst, and the blah.
Heidi Klum in Marchesa. Holy legs. And detail. And lashes. Klum killed. Don’t whine that her dress is too short— it’s the Emmy’s, not the Oscars, so one can be a little brave. And it’s Heidi Klum, for the love of Karl Lagerfeld. With that body, she can do as she pleases.
Sofia Vergara in Carolina Herrera. So gorgeous. I’m kinda digging the sequined design on the front of the dress— it reminds me a little of seismograph waves turned on end. But it’s super flattering; she looks 9 feet tall here, and that length doesn’t sacrifice her curves. Win!
Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta. Love the navy, love the ruffles. Lea’s skintone carries that color very well. It’s all a little Spanish-dancer, but it works. She looks so tiny here (and is in real life, I imagine). The collar necklace was a beautiful choice.
Dianna Agron in Carolina Herrera. Gone With the Wind magic! Seriously, Scarlett would kill for this. One of my favorites. So ladylike, love the lace detail, love that it’s a black-and-blush pairing (rather than a black-and-white pairing), love the simple updo– Dianna has an insane face, yes? Beautiful!
Jennifer Carpenter in Oday Shakar. Fainting over this. So pretty, but edgy and fun. I love a fabulous dress that doesn’t take itself too seriously. And how sick is her body? Ridiculous. I love that her hair is sideswept but down, and she kept her makeup and jewelry fairly simple. A top 3 for me.
Claire Danes in Armani Privé. What is happening, here, My So-Called Life? Your fashion sense is out-of-control-amazing these days. Have a looksie. Yes, it’s a simple, safe cut. No fancy ruffles, pleats or trains. (All that beadwork is super heavy– can you imagine the weight if a train was involved? No thank you.) Yes, it’s a simple color. Champagne has been done again and again. But it works. She shimmers; the dress makes her skin glow. In love!
Anna Paquin in Alexander McQueen. This was hard for me. McQueen is/was a total visionary, and I love Anna for always taking a risk– but this just didn’t work when all the elements came together. I love the idea of almost-armor at the shoulders, but the way it dips down just under and around her chest doesn’t give her enough definition. Too bulky/breastplate-ish. And there’s something bothering me about the way the bodice is fitted until that random (and slanted) seam at her hip. The skirt draping is awkward and the shoes are clunky, too. All very near-misses.
Emily Blunt in Dior. A little boring (especially for Blunt, who usually brings it), and a little too springtime. Something about the hair, too… Maybe some volume? I’m not a fan of those finger waves, so maybe that’s it.
Oliva Munn in Zac Posen. Snore. (And someone remind me why she was even there?) Not feeling that weird dead-center panel on the dress. Makes her look like she’s got a vase plastered to her front. Odd?
Lauren Graham in Yigal Azrouël. It was a good effort. Ish. Nothing wrong with color-blocking. But that white piece is too drapey; I feel like she’s tucked her napkin into her shirt at Thanksgiving dinner. Who brought the cranberry sauce?
Emily Deschanel in Max Azria Atelier. Too. Many. Damn. Crepe. RUFFLES. And explain to me the bangs?
Kate Gosselin in Carmen Marc Valvo. Um, why are you here? I don’t see Michelle Duggar on the carpet (although, it’s probably because they wouldn’t let her in wearing floor-length khaki and a mullet). Anyway, back to judging your dress. Right. It’s budget, it’s boring– but at least your hair isn’t trying to eat your face.
January Jones in Versace. I struggled with this for the following reasons: I love cobalt blue, I love brave red carpet choices, and I love the look of nipped in waist + huge skirt. But this dress looks like a parade float. Don’t you think? Some ocean-themed Homecoming float… Under the Sea, perhaps? Can’t you just see it? This shiny blue material (is it mylar?) padding a flatbed trailer carrying the high school band? And maybe the trumpet player has to stand on the wheel well and keeps getting knocked off balance, which causes him to screw up the fight song. Go team!
Rita Wilson in Prada. Yes, you read that right: PRADA. What in the chandelier hell is this? What was she thinking? By itself, that white sheath is ill-fitting and gross. It’s like a slip that trying to choke her out. Her neck looks like it belongs to a turtle. And then there’s the crystal smock. …The hell? Makes her look thick, accentuates that hero-in-a-halfshell business, and is generally really offensive. This dress pissed me off (Jaunary’s didn’t, you’ll note). The worst? Those shoes:
Oh sweet Jesus. Really? A ten-thousand crystal smock wasn’t enough? You had to hang ’em from your lucite heels? That’s a clear plastic overload. So chunky. She looks like she’s wearing chandelier HOOVES. I’m gagging.
Those are my thoughts… Do we agree? Disagree? Tell me who you loved and hated!