Best Dressed: HEIDI KLUM
gown by Atelier Versace
I knew this was Atelier Versace the second I caught a glimpse of Heidi and that insane neckline on my television. This was my Fall 2013 couture red carpet prediction for Elizabeth Banks, but I though Ms. Klum positively killed it. It’s easy to show up to the Emmys full of confidence when you already won your Emmy last weekend (congrats, Heidi & Tim!), but nothing says confidence like this almost obscenely fabulous gown.
Runner-Up: LESLIE MANN
gown by J. Mendel, jewelry by Irene Neuwirth, purse by Rauwolf
This was my Resort 2014 red carpet prediction for Taylor Swift, and I was thrilled to see the always chic Leslie Mann grab this one for TV’s big night. The silhouette is crazy flattering on her, the neckline and cut-outs are stunning, and I love the art deco vibe and the way the skirt fades into sheerness. Kudos to Mrs. Apatow for always bringing her A game.
Honorable Mention: CHRISTINA HENDRICKS
gown by Christian Siriano, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz, purse by Edie Parker
Photos don’t quite do this look justice, but when Christina Hendricks appeared on my TV, I could not take my eyes off of her. She was old Hollywood glam turned up to eleven, with her big red curls, stunning pops of emerald accessories, delicate little lace cap sleeves – I was fucking drooling, dear readers. Mad Men might have not have swept the awards, but the ladies sure as hell dressed for the gold.
gown by Andrew Gn, jewelry by Neil Lane, purse by Rauwolf
Continuing the train of Mad Men excellence, Elisabeth Moss’s textured black-and-white gown was one of my favorite dresses of the night. She could have used a little more in the way of hair, a little less in the way of makeup, and perhaps a necklace, but damn if I didn’t love this dress on her.
gown by Naeem Khan, jewelry by Cathy Waterman, purse by Stuart Weitzman
One of the biggest and best surprises of the night was Connie Britton showing up in this gilded Naeem Khan dream of a gown. That blue-green crushed velvet-looking fabric is just insane. It’s flawless in general, and especially with her coloring.
gown by Carolina Herrera
Sarah Paulson showed up in my Fall 2013 red carpet prediction for Kerry Washington and looked utterly fabulous doing it. A plunging neckline like this one cries out for a necklace, but I absolutely cannot get enough of this gown. The bow at the waist and the length of the sleeves are just darling.
gown by Narciso Rodriguez, jewelry by Fred Leighton
Less flattering in photos than on television, and it looks like she has a stray blonde highlight that came out of nowhere, but overall, pretty damn gorgeous.
gown by Ralph Lauren
This was my Fall 2013 red carpet prediction for Gwyneth Paltrow, but I thought it had a supremely fierce goth-chicness to it on Robin Wright. A bracelet, a different colored shoe, and a good tailor wouldn’t have hurt, though.
gown by Marchesa, jewelry by Fred Leighton, purse by Edie Parker
Kerry Washington manages to make this look fashionable solely because she’s Kerry Washington, but really, this is a standard Marchesa nightmare. I can get behind the bodice, but that skirt looks like an explosion in a toilet paper factory.
gown by J. Mendel, jewelry by Irene Neuwirth
I hate the tiny little boob shelf, and she definitely needed a wrangler to fluff out that skirt for these photos, but otherwise, this would have a been a pretty phenomenal look from Robin Scherbatsky.
gown by Alice + Olivia
The hair’s a little on the high side, and I’m not a fan of the purse, but I thought the ombre effect on this gown was fairly interesting and lovely.
gown by Rubin Singer, jewelry by Jordan Alexander, purse by Raowolf
The purple color of that dress is phenomenal, but every single accessory paired with it is terrible. She shouldn’t have gone for the seafoam-colored jewelry, not when the gown is a statement color to begin with. And the dark, saturated purple doesn’t work well with the black clutch, either – a metallic would have worked much better.
gown by Reed Krakoff, jewelry by Fred Leighton
FIT, dear readers. Look how quickly a beautiful gown can turn into a bedsheet solely because of a lack of proper fit. Normal human beings like us have to suffer the indignation of clothes that aren’t tailored specifically to our bodies; celebrities at the Emmy Awards are not supposed to have such pedestrian problems.
gown by Ralph Lauren, jewelry by Fred Leighton
I’m sorry, but I think Allison Williams might be the most boring fucking person on the planet.
gown by Badgley Mischka, jewelry by Forevermark
The hair and makeup are amateurish, the lack of jewelry is a disappointment, and the gown is nothing to write home about.
gown by Lorena Sarbu, jewelry by Jacquie Auche, purse by Salvatore Ferragamo, shoes by Brian Atwood
gown and purse by Marchesa, jewelry by Neil Lane
We’ve seen this dress at every major red carpet event for the last eight years, easily. Boring people of Hollywood: find a new look.
gown by Honor, shoes by Brian Atwood
You know, I wanted to like this, truly. But the unreasonably tiny leather bra was bad enough – she had to add a bib to it? No. Just no.
Worst Dressed: AMANDA PEET
gown by Erdem, purse and shoes by Jimmy Choo
This is at least four different dresses, not one. But thank you, Amanda Peet, for teaching us all an important lesson: never wear wrinkly, slightly loose sheer sleeves, or you will look like you got an arm transplant from a 90-year-old woman.