Every now and again there is an awards ceremony red carpet that is full with great DOS rather than lots of ugly DONTS. The Emmy awards 2012 was one of those. I have to say, I’m suitably impressed. I think it might be the looming end to fashion week that has the celebrities pulling out their best dresses – actually two of the below looks are direct from the catwalks of fashion week last week.
The Americans know how to do it well. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, our British red carpets are a sorry sorry affair in comparison: full with desperate Big Brother people, the odd page three girl, a TV chef or two and a plethora of blonde presenters that are now all merging into one person.
Thank God for the USA!
My best dressed of the night, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi in a Valentino jumpsuit. Just incredible. The ultimate in lesbian power dressing!
Fresh off the London fashion week catwalk, Nicole’s Antonio Berardi dress is surely one of her best ever? No off milk look in sight!
Christina Hendricks’ boobs look like two bald heads escaping this Christian Siriano gown, but I LOVE it nonetheless (can she breathe?)
You gotta love Christine Baranski. A sparkly mini dress at 60 AND it looks great!
It’s nice Claire, but could you have done better? Yes, me thinks.
There’s something amazing and something not so amazing about this Monique Lhuillier gown. I think Ginnifer Goodwin knows it too. I can’t put my finger on it though…
Glenn Close… that’s all.
I know she’s in Heroes (coz I googled her) but I don’t know anything else about Hayden Panettiere, although I know this Marchesa brand new spring summer 2013 Indian inspired frock is perfect.
Heidi Klum looks as bored as I do. Haven’t we seen her in something like this before? It’s stunning, don’t get me wrong, but a tad predictable. Love the hair though.
Zac Posen knows how to do froth. January Jones is another best dressed for me!
It’s mermaids all round this year, and Julianne Hough is leading the pack in her mint green Georges Hobeika couture gown. It’s sugary sweet, and looks fab!
And the best strap mark award goes to… Julianna Margulies! No, I shouldn’t joke, for she is wearing one of my all time favourite designers – Giambattista Valli. And this garden frock does actually look gorgeous on her.
Hmmm. I want to love this so badly Julianne Moore, but I just can’t get passed the no-shape thing. On the catwalk, this Dior Couture two-piece looked great, but maybe that’s where it should have stayed. At least now we know you can do yellow though!
Aww doesn’t Kathy Griffin look divine in Oscar de la Renta? A little safe, but flawless nonetheless.
My God she’s tiny, again! Kelly Osbourne favours Zac Posen for the catwalks, and this is why. Especially when the gown matches the hair.
Meet warrior woman Lucy Liu. Versace at her disco-ball best!
Nancy O’Dell’s (who?) orange-y red gown is interesting… I do love that lightening bolt strap!
It’s heart warming to see Sofia Vergara’s Hollywood smile. What an absolute knock-out in aqua Zuhair Murad. Not many people could pull this off, definitely not on the British red carpets anyway!
And lastly Zooey Deschanel in frothy Reem Acra. It’s playful, young and gorgeous all in one. Good work.