The 2012 Emmy’s may be over but the red carpet fashion lives on and one thing is clear, color was the big winner on Sunday nights red carpet. It almost seemed as though stars who rocked falls hot jewel tone hues simply could not lose. The array of bright yellow, deep green, tangerine orange, and deep red dresses seemed like the perfect welcome for the first day of fall.
While the hues were bold, many of the dresses were simple, letting the color tones do most of the work as was the case with Claire Danes’ no fuss bright yellow Lanvin dress or Padma Lakshmi’s bright orange Monique Lhuillier. Some of my other favorites in the color category included Hayden Panettiere in Marchesa, Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Vera Wang, Allison Williams in Oscar de la Renta, and Leslie Mann in Naeem Khan.
Also spotted on the red carpet were a few notable pastel dresses which seemed just a bit dated given summers commencement but sometimes a pretty dress is a pretty dress no matter what season. That can be said of Heidi Klum in Alexandre Vauthier Couture and Zooey Deschanel in Reem Acra.
Finally, Kerri Washington literally shined in Vivienne Westwood. The sequined dress she wore was a safe pick for a red carpet ceremony but it was an excellent one nonetheless. I also thought Jessica Pare killed it in custom Jason Wu.
My picks for worst dressed include January Jones in Zac Posen, Lucy Liu in Versace, Kristen Wiig in Balenciaga, and Elisabeth Moss in Dolce & Gabbana. I thought the black was too harsh for January’s skin tone, the sequins were a mess in Lucy Liu’s Versace, the hemline was too short in Kristen’s balenciaga, and the floral print in Elisabeth’s Dolce & Gabbana was too casual for such a major event.
What are your thoughts on the 2012 Emmy gowns?