Stars dazzle with their Emmys fashion
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
9/25/12 at 6:53 AM
Sunday's 2012 Emmy Awards fashion was absolutely runway-inspired with many triumphs and even a few pieces that are sure to be among trends to watch (see "Revenge" actress Emily VanCamp's darling, glimmering bow-tied bracelet).
E!'s Kelly Osbourne - whose Countdown dress far outshined her purple red-carpet choice - and new mom Giuliana Rancic predicted a lot of creams, whites and ivories.
What came out in a marked way, however, included wines and oxblood, earthy neutrals, some metals, aquas and a few surprises in brilliant reds, golden yellows and even a little neon.
A few favorites
"Veep" star Anna Chlumsky in trailing gray lace looked every much the "My Girl" star you so hoped she'd grow up to be. Very pretty.
Hayden Panettiere was stunning in a regal, dark cerulean sheath covering an ornately designed golden bodice all by Marchesa. Panettiere's gorgeous look could have been brought one notch higher with an up-do more styled than the bun she wore. Nevertheless, she was among the best dressed.
Ginnifer Goodwin in an eye-catching nude and tangelo gown looked at once demure, mysterious and mod with her chic pixie cut, smoky eye makeup and Monique Lhuillier dress.
Emily VanCamp's stone gray sheer dress by J. Mendel was everything lovely on the young actress, complementing her so well - ultra feminine, flowy and a nice note to hit for the Emmys. The delicate bow-tied bracelet that was surely blinging was such an appropriate touch and something one hopes to see more of.
Tina Fey in her strapless wine-colored gown with a textured gold detail was a favorite.
"Mad Men's" sharp Jon Hamm was surely not to be missed, or Tom Hanks, traditional but always handsome, and Aaron Paul with his funky bow tie.
Lucy Liu dazzled in a metallic Versace gown that briefly caught up in the gauzy and princess-like dress of the quirky Zooey Deschanel on the E! red carpet.
Kerry Washington wore a simple but shimmery peach-pink dress that looked amazing with her skin.
And though Nicole Kidman was said to have picked what appeared to be the less preferred of two dresses due to the hot weather (um, 90 degrees folks!), she looked sleek in a long white Antonio Berardi dress featuring a mosaic of blue sequins. Next to her beautiful skin and paired with her straight honeyed locks that were parted down the middle, Kidman was downright striking.
A little more to be expected
Jessica Paré's goddess-like white dress with skinny black cording around the waist looked gorgeous - though the shoes made the ensemble - but was, on the whole, a disappointment. Too dark.
Someone said via Twitter that Glenn Close looked like a sad mother of the bride wrapped like a mummy. Wouldn't say that, but something about the sharp lines in her black dress reminded a bit of "The Hunger Games." Still, she looked nice.
Actress/auteur Lena Dunham hasn't found her style in the fashion department yet - but maybe that's not necessary. The navy overlay ensemble that draped out at the hips and grazed the ground was unflattering and dated for the 26-year-old.
The lovely Sofia Vergara took her cues from the sea with a shimmering aqua dress that screamed mermaid and was definitely another favorite.
January Jones, who was largely absent this past season in "Mad Men," was lovely in her Zac Posen dress, which looked darn great, but paired with dark eye makeup reminded me too much of "Black Swan."
Not to be missed was Christina Hendricks of "Mad Men." She looked classy and old-Hollywood glam in a strapless ecru dress by Christian Siriano.
Um, did you see those almost hip-high slits in Heidi Klum's pale mint dress by Alexandre Vauthier? The almost-divorced model/actress was definitely out to make a breathtaking and "look-what-you're-missing" statement.
And my favorite on the red carpet? Not an easy choice! Just for now I'll say VanCamp. Kidman was amazing, too, but VanCamp it is. Can't get enough of that look.
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Sofia Vergara of "Modern Family" may not have won the best actress Emmy, but her stunning Zuhair Murad dress was a clear winner. TODD WILLIAMSON / Invision / AP
Ginnifer Goodwin (left) and Emily VanCamp present the award for best lead actor in a miniseries or movie. VanCamp, of the drama "Revenge," had the cutest bling with a bow-tied bracelet. JOHN SHEARER / Invision / AP
Tina Fey and "Mad Men's" Jon Hamm present the award for best lead actress in a drama series. The well-dressed pair played a short-term couple on Fey's "30 Rock." JOHN SHEARER / Invision / AP
Christina Hendricks, whose "Mad Men" character is known for turning heads, was also a show-stopper in a strapless gown from "Project Runway" season 4 winner Christian Siriano. JORDAN STRAUSS / Invision / AP
Hayden Panettiere went regal for her look, with dark cerulean sheer draping over an ornate gold-detail sheath by Marchesa. JORDAN STRAUSS / Invision / AP
Lena Dunham, 26, who's gained acclaim with her freshman TV series "Girls" on HBO, goes a bit too matronly for her age. MATT SAYLES / Invision / AP