Nothing brings out the designer gowns like a Hollywood Red Carpet Event. The 62nd Emmys at Nokia Theater in Hollywood is no exception. Stars dazzle as designers scramble to dress them. Many stars will have 2 or 3 dresses to choose from for the Big Night in case one just doesn’t look perfect while they are dressing. The big winners and presenters chose the established designers and the Carpet just seemed to flow with glamor.
My favorite of the night was a beaded and chiffon gown by Zuhair Murad worn by Bulgarian born actress, Nina Dobrev. It fit the Vampire Diaries star perfectly and the soft champagne gave her a golden glow. Hair, makeup, jewelry were a perfect blend of Old Hollywood Glamor that we love to see on the Red Carpet. She was perfectly stunning and made quite a stir in the Twitterverse as the 3rd Trending Topic worldwide.
The camera, the Carpet and the world seemed to adore Lea Michele, in midnight blue Oscar de la Renta. “I have always loved Oscar de la Renta,” the starlet gushed. It was a perfect way for the Glee actress to celebrate her 24th birthday as the princess of Red Carpet fashion.
Donna Karan had some major representation on the Red Carpet dressing Mad Men’s demure star, Elisabeth Moss, in a blush one shoulder draped gown that showed off her curvy silhouette perfectly. The gown held the star’s curves in all the right places. The shoulder had more rosette draping and fell from her the way masters cut marble draping on Grecian Statues. Bare of neck jewels to show off the design of the gown, she was one of the most beautiful stars of the evening. My favorite part was the elegant train. She was right in the center of the stage when Mad Men won the Emmy for Best Show the perfect place to shine.
Continuing with the blush theme, Claire Danes, who won the Emmy for Best Lead actress in a TV Mini Series, sparkled in an all over beaded Armani Prive. Even though the star admitted the gown was “not very comfortable”, she hid that fact well as she rocked the Red Carpet.
Regal as a Greek Goddess, Kim Kardashian, in white Marchesa was a stunning vision of Aphrodite. The Marchesa gown, even though white is sometimes a no-no, gave the actress an empirical look. The dress floated like a feather on her figure and highlighted all the right places. We love the light chiffon fabric and the over-the-shoulder train. She definitely was a Red Carpet favorite.
Actress Rutina Wesley in Douglas Hannet worried that her gown was a bit “artistic” but with her beautiful complexion, stunning smile and sun-kissed skin (a little leg) showing through, we think her risk was well worth it. Since black and white get so much attention (separately) on the Red Carpet, it is good to see just how far you can push the combination of the two. This time it worked for the wildly popular True Blood star.
Julianna Marguiles was a vision in the color of the night: midnight blue. The beaded L’Wren Scott gown was an incredible work of art. Even though the star did not win the Emmy for her role in The Good Wife, as predicted, the stunning detail and delicate fabrics made this gown a Red Carpet winner. The surprise was that the star admitted to wearing her own shoes!
With the Emmys, it is not always just about the gowns. Sometimes one of the men comes along and shows that he too can make the whole fashion-thing on the Red Carpet work for the masculine side. This year, Ryan Murphy, director of the Emmy winning comedy show, Glee, brought the bar up just a little higher for all the other guys. In cerulean blue, silk Tom Ford blazer that certainly just sang. Tom Ford, that sometimes naughty designer turned director, himself has a leg-up on the fashion world and Murphy took his cue (and jacket) from the hot director. It was so nice to see something other than another black tux.