Emmys Fashion: Seeing Red

The 2011 Emmy Awards might have been a little boring last night (thank goodness for DVR fast forward – although, I loved my pal Jane Lynch!), but the fashion was RED hot. Literally! I guess stylists across LA read the trend reports for fall, which indicated that red would be the fall “IT” color, because it was the craze on the red carpet last night.
My fave red look of the night was Nina Dobrev from CW’s “Vampire Diaries.” The lucky lady is also rumored to be dating hottie co-star Ian Somerhalder. She looked like an old time movie siren mixed with a Vogue couture cover shoot. Elegant!
I also thought “Glee’s” Lea Michele looked great in her red look. Simple, chic, and modern. Well done ladies! Or ladies’ stylists ha ha.
I’m a little on the fence about Gwyneth Paltrow’s look. Granted, the natural beauty would look stunning in a couture paper bag but I thought the Pucci look fell somewhere In the middle of semi-working and semi-not. It was a blend of crochet lace (very current), Indian sari (kinda cool), and bare midriff (shouldn’t have ever been cool). I speak from personal experience – Donna Martin was a walking bare midriff model all throughout the 90’s (and the 90’s is where that look should be left).
As far as a total miss… I thought Zooey Deschanel missed the mark. I’m such a fan of her’s, and usually like her quirky throw back style, but this one felt like too much. Maybe the pink and red would have worked in cocktail length, but in ball gown form, it was just too overwhelming.

I’m not a huge fan of the pink/red combo anyway. I cut Natalie Portman some major slack at the Golden Globes, because she was preggers, but this look on Zooey didn’t work. Meanwhile, it was Stella’s favorite look of the night! But then again she’s 3 and would be covered head to toe in bubble gum pink 24 hours a day if she could!

So, tell me which looks you loved, felt ish about, and felt totally didn’t work!

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  • Gina Pomponio

    Sofia Vergara was MUY CALIENTE in Vera Wang! See more of my celebrity moms favs..

  • Ashley Berthelot

    I think Nina Dobrev was absolutely stunning last night as well as Sophia Vergara! I wasn’t quite sure what was going on with Julianna Margulies because I couldn’t make heads or tails of her dress. She’s so beautiful she could make just about anything look good but I kept having Spice Girls flash backs.

  • Kelly Ann Callaghan

    My biggest problem with Gwyneth’s look is that her boobs are saggy (in this look), not the first thing I would of grabbed from the rack. And Pink and Red together is only for Valentines day 😉

  • Samantha Preston

    In red I think Kate Winslet looked divine. I also really liked Amy Poehler’s blue metallic dress. I liked the lines and the color was stunning. I think she looked great.

  • cynthia nooijens

    Kate Winslet: Stunning!

    Minka Kelly: Classy

    Jane Krakowski: Cheep

    Heidi Klum: What was she thinking???

  • Lemon Meringue

    My number 1: Kelly Osbourne in J Mendel, absolutely loved it! Followed by Minka Kelly in Christian Dior & Evan Rachel Wood in Elie Saab.

    To wear a lovely dress like that … sigh …

    But I’ll stick with my trustworthy and budgetfriendly vintage dresses for every party: not as spectacular as seen above, but original enough to make other women at the party go “o wow, to find and wear a lovely dress like that”.

  • doreen porzio

    Short & Sweet! My favorite Nina Dobrev!! Hands down, dress & COLOR!!!! Love RED!! Brunettes & Blondes both look great in this color!!! Thanks T!! xo

  • Kelly_kpb

    I thought Kelly Osbourne was gorgous in her dress, but the whole reason you watch is to figure out who missed the mark. Of those, I have two:

    Julianna Marguilles: It was a great dress save for the raindrops-on-steroids on her bodice. Maybe if they were randomly placed instead of so symmetrical? Smaller and more of them? Not sure. Structure of the gown was great, but the jewels were so distracting.

    Kate Mulgrew: I know she was never onstage, but twice she showed in the audience when she had to stand up to let someone pass during the miniseries/Tv Movie/stuff we don’t watch much section. What on EARTH was she wearing on her head? It was like she was trying to go for a turban but could only find a hand towel to work with! It looked like she got knocked upside the head with a statue and had a big white bandage going around half her head and then her hair sticking out the back… Bizarre!

  • Suzanne Brown

    My FAV was kate Winslet in Elie Saab red and Julie Bowen in Oscar de la Renta!! Beautiful Momma’s!!

  • LC Hunt

    I agree with all except for Lea’s dress. I don’t think it’s form flattering on her.