Best Dressed: KIERNAN SHIPKA
dress by Delpozo, shoes by Jimmy Choo
You knew this was coming, dear readers. Because SALLY DRAPER IS BETTER THAN ANY OF US COULD EVER DREAM OF BEING. This is the only thing a funky, fabulous thirteen-year-old should wear to her umpteenth Emmys. And if this bitch doesn’t get a nomination soon, I’m going to lose my damn mind. Because she is flawless, I tell you. FLAWLESS.
Runner-Up: JANUARY JONES
gown by Givenchy
Not to be too out-dressed by her on-screen daughter and smoking buddy, January Jones quietly killed it in this blush-mauve dream of a gown. The boning of the corset and the delicate lace have a beautiful, old Hollywood feel, but the different fabric on the bottom of the gown keeps it a little modern and surprising. Oh, and the hair and makeup were flawless. This bitch was positively glistening on the red carpet.
Honorable Mention: CLAIRE DANES
gown by Armani Privé, jewelry by Neil Lane
This was a love-it-or-hate-it look, I think, but I’m firmly pro-Claire Danes’s faux bob. And I loved that you could barely see the illusion netting holding her dress together so that it only looked like she was a deep breath away from a nipple slip. The gown is positively angelic, and the jewelry paired with it is perfect. Claire was one of many stars to opt for an almost-white manicure – I found it a little stark and distracting on some, but rather lovely on her.
tuxedo by Givenchy
The trim on the jacket? The charcoal tie and pocket square? So simple, but so chic. I love this man’s style.
gown by Alexander McQueen, jewelry by Fred Leighton, purse by Rauwolf, shoes by Charlotte Olympia
I just finished watching Firefly, so I’m very much in a Morena Baccarin place right now, because she’s awesome and Inara has the best costumes ever. So my jaw dropped when I saw this fertility goddess of a woman, stunning in her red McQueen gown. The embellishment at the bustline is spectacular, removing the need for wearing lots of jewelry when she’s surely already uncomfortable and sweaty. Love the purse, too.
gown by Edition by Georges Chakra, purse by Jerome C. Rousseau
That bejeweled neckline is all kinds of fabulous. And this shade of purple is pretty spectacular on her.
gown by Escada, jewelry by Martin Katz, shoes by Stuart Weitzman
64 years old. Bow down, all other creatures in the universe.
gown by Donna Karan, jewelry by Forevermark, purse by Rauwolf, shoes by Charlotte Olympia
I was hoping for a little more from Khaleesi, because I basically worship her, but I think the way this gown puddles around her kind of ruins the ethereal effect of the bodice. I really do love the top of the dress, belt included, but things start to fall apart for me below the hips.
gown by Prada
Interesting and surprising, if a bit too full-skirted. The smoky green eye looked cool on television, but a little psychotic in photos.
gown by Carolina Herrera, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz, purse by Swarovski, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti
The gown is a little bit standard, but I have to say, the jewelry kicks it up a few levels. That bracelet in particular is really spectacular and unusual. And the wine-colored lipstick looks terrific with the emerald dress and jewels.
gown by Zac Posen, jewelry by Jacobs and Co.
It certainly was dramatic, and fit Julie like a glove, but this felt like a little bit much for me. That’s a whole lot of volume on the bottom for such a tiny little woman. And I don’t like the shoulders at all.
gown by Romona Keveza
The top of this gown is just awesome, as are her earrings. The skirt is a little on the ordinary side, and could have used a good steaming, but I still though Anna looked magnificent.
gown by Basler, jewelry by Irene Neuwirth
Better on television than in pictures, I think. Despite its detailing, the gown is a little underwhelming, so the colorful jewelry and manicure helped.
gown by Oliver Tolentino, earrings by Bellarri, purse by Swarovski
Get rid of the train, and make the embellishment at the waist a little shorter, and fix that crooked bodice, and I’d be totally on board.
gown by Lorena Sarbu, jewelry by Martin Katz, purse by Swarovski
The fabric looks a little bit tortured, but the color is kind of killer. And the earrings are outrageously fabulous.
gown by Badgley Mischka, jewelry by David Yurman
Everything’s boring but the belt, which is interesting in a bad way.
gown by Tony Ward, purse by Jimmy Choo
Who knew Jewel was still doing things? I found this dress coma-inducing, if generally pretty.
gown by Romona Keveza, jewelry by Johnathon Arndt
I am not really a fan of this unreasonably shiny purple fabric, nor the almost-but-not-quite matching clutch. And the cut of this makes her look like she’s about four feet tall. The jewelry is killer, but that’s about it.
gown by Vera Wang, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz
WHAT ELSE IS NEW. Also, those earrings are beyond stupid. I don’t care how much they’re worth, they look like cartoon gems.
Worst Dressed: JULIANNE HOUGH
gown by Jenny Packham, purse by Swarovski
Everything about this is terrible. Unless you are an old, rich woman looking for the world’s most expensive beach cover-up, this is not the dress for you.