Nina Dobrev was the first lady to catch my eye on the carpet tonight at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. The 22-year-old star of “The Vampire Diaries” arrived in style wearing a custom red gown by Donna Karan that had previously been seen in black for DK’s resort 2012 collection.
I’ve always thought Nina was a beautiful girl and had so much red carpet potential therefore I was over-the-moon to see her really come into her own tonight. The gown , the accessories, her hair and make-up — everything worked. I have a solid feeling she will be crowned one of the “Best Dressed” women tonight by many Emmy viewers.
Red was the color of choice for several as “Glee” starlet Lea Michele arrived wearing a Marchesa gown with a draping back and rosette-esque sleeves. Lea matched her shoes to her gown wearing classic crystal buckle-embellished red satin Roger Vivier pumps. Lea seemed to be in good spirits as she walked the carpet and blew kisses to photographers.
Kate Winslet was stunning an Elie Saab resort 2012 red silk gown with an open neckline. I was so excited to know that Kate was wearing one of my favorite designers as she was one of the actresses I was awaiting the arrival of. Looking very regal, Kate wore her wavy locks up with swept bangs tucked on the side.
“Raising Hope” star Martha Plimpton was feeling the red hot mood of the night but went for a darker shade in a gorgeous beaded garnet gown by Zac Posen. I’ll be honest and really haven’t paid much attention to all of the details of her look aside from the gown because it was just that good. I adore the color and embellishments, but the cap-sleeve caps and daring sweetheart neckline was just…delicious. It was an A-Lister gown for sure.
Kerry Washington took the sexiness of the color red to a whole other level wearing a bustier sequined Zuhair Murad fall 2011 couture gown. I’m not too sure how I feel about this one. I’m a Zuhair fan, no doubt, but I feel like the sheer skirt was a bit too much for this award ceremony and I think the gown overpowered Kerry’s small body.
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