Just like red, blue was another popular gown choice tonight. First up is “Glee” actress Dianna Agron who surprised me wearing the sapphire silk-satin “Skylark” gown from Roksanda Ilincic‘s fall 2011 collection. The color was gorgeous, but I can’t help feeling like the gown was “too old” for Dianna. I would have preferred this dress on someone else.
Oh my, my. Emily Blunt might just be my big blue winner of the night because not only did she select an Elie Saab fall 2011 haute couture gown, she wore my favorite one from the collection. The midnight blue embroidered tulle gown with an embellished waist and dangerously cut neckline was breath-taking. It doesn’t even matter if she had skipped hair and make-up completely (which she thankfully didn’t) because that dress saves all.
Claire Danes looked gorgeous tonight in a blue georgette strapless sequin embroidered gown from Oscar de la Renta‘s resort 2012 collection. I love how the sequins are designed in this dress to almost look like shattering glass and as with Emily, Claire wore my favorite look from that collection. I wish you could see the cool satin platform Barbara Bui sandals Claire was wearing under all that pretty.
I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one waiting to see what Katie Holmes would wear on the red carpet tonight, I’m also sure I wasn’t the only one not shocked by the fact that she not only worn a solid color silk dress. Katie kept it simple in a Calvin Klein Collection cobalt gown with a silver thin belt. It wasn’t a stand-out look but I thought it suited Katie very well – simple and classy. Katie left her hair up in a high bun and wore a pair of Pierre Hardy sandals.
Oooh lala Amy Poehler! Of things I didn’t expect to see tonight, this under-the-radar metallic deep blue short sleeve gown from Peter Som‘s fall 2011 ready-to-wear collection was it. Amy looked amazing in this color and the silhouette was a perfect fit for her. I really love her earrings and well matched they were for the dress.
Christine Baranski was equally lovely wearing a navy v-neck gown by Zac Posen. I loved the cut for her and I’m so glad she left her hair styled but out and pretty casual. She oozed glamour with the dress alone and didn’t need much else going on.
I was so disappointed in Minka Kelly tonight. Her Christian Dior pre-fall 2011 navy gown was a nice dress but it aged her a good ten years. On top of that her make-up was so-so with very pink lips while her hair looked like she did it herself and threw it up like she didn’t want her hair to simply get in her face. There was one stray piece flapping about all night. It’s the Emmy Awards and it may be September but it had to be too hot for that long-sleeve lacy gown. Hidden beneath Minka’s Dior were a pair of natural snakeskin platform sandals by Barbara Bui.
Colbie Smulders was smoldering tonight in this bright aqua gorgeous gown by Alberta Ferretti. The draping detail and caplet sleeves hanging off her shoulders was stunning. I loved her glamorous hair and glittering diamonds. She was everything you want to see on the red carpet. I think my favorite part was the way her silky train flowed behind her as she walked. Bring the drama!
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