Emmy's Red Carpet 2012: A Few Shining Stars
Sep 24, 2012
A longer-than-usual Worst Dressed list, resulted in a shorter-than-usual Best Dressed List. But even in a quarry full of rough, there were a few diamonds. Not enough to keep Tiffany’s in business, but a few.
You know it was slim pickings when my first choice for the Best Dressed list is 12 years old. (facepalm) But it’s impossible to ignore the fact that Kiernan Shipka has more taste and style in her undersized pinky finger than some Hollywood stylists could muster. This look from Zac Posen is pretty, chic and completely appropriate for someone her age.
Claire Danes looks comfortable and chic in this canary yellow Lanvin gown. I love the vibrant color and the modern shape. I also like her red carpet style because she always keeps the hair and makeup elegant and minimal.
Padma Lakshmi from Bravo’s Top Chef is a beautiful woman, but she has a long history of selecting slinky gowns that don’t suit her body. So I was extremely excited to see her wearing a dress that flatters her figure in a color that looked amazing with her skin tone. Perhaps, she and Monique Lhuillier can make this a regular thing?
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Jessica Pare is the picture of loveliness in this classic Jason Wu gown. Unlike so many gowns on this year’s red carpet (Lena Dunham, Juilanna Marguiles), the waistband creates a flattering shape for her figure. The white is perfect for her porcelain complexion and the hair and makeup are the perfect complement. This is old Hollywood glam done right.
The pool of good dresses was so shallow that I had to dip into the reserves and pull from the plus-one-bench, but nominee Aaron Paul’s fiancee Lauren Parsekian looks wonderful in this burgundy Kaufman Franco gown. And I didn’t ever think I would say this, but I love these cutouts. The narrow slits cut into this crepe, long-sleeved gown are sultry, modern and chic.
Also, I have may-jah hair envy. Just look at that volume.
With so many frock failures walking the red carpet, best dressed was really up for grabs at this year’s Emmy’s. So I was incredibly surprised when I looked through the gowns and thought the look below was the evening’s best…
Comedian, author and proud bitch Tina Fey does not have a supermodel’s body, but this dress is doing ah-may-zing things for her figure. I applaud her for abandoning her traditional black gown and choosing a deep berry color, and that neckline could not be more flattering. The hair is great, the accessories are right on and I could not be more impressed.