Okay so I’ll admit that I didn’t tune into the 62nd Emmy Award show to beam at who won and who lost and cheer on my favorite actors in hopes that they get to make a speech on stage- NO. I obviously tune into the Red Carpet Pre-Show to check out who is wearing what and how amazing or horribly styled they look. So here it goes: My review on some of the most distinct looks of the night.
Kim Kardashian: STUNNING. That’s it. She looked amazing, as usual, in a beautiful flowing, white Marchesa gown that proved to be elegant, classy, but showcased her curves in such a tasteful way. She mentioned feeling like a “Greek goddess” but I also caught a hint of perhaps an Egyptian-inspired look as well. The detailing of the neckline was such a brilliant focal point that she didn’t need any other flashy accessories or pieces of jewelry. Perfectly executed, Kim!
Next on the best dressed list are the ladies of The Hills, Lo Bosworth and Stephanie Pratt. Both ladies opted for the Mad Men-inspired look. Lo shined in a beautiful jade mid-calf shift dress with a twisted updo that pulled the look together and Stephanie looked like a blonde bombshell with her full locks and retro dress. However, the look didn’t look 100% polished for her considering the dress did look more like an over-sized top, therefore giving the notion that something was missing from the outfit. Overall though, they looked great together.
Speaking of Mad Men, the actual ladies from the television series didn’t quite hit the mark for me in the same way. January Jones was a complete mess from head to toe. The electric blue shiny dress looked downright cheap, not to mention the bodice looked very “Madonna” and her hairstyle looked like an afterthought. The look did nothing for her and was very tacky and tasteless. Similarly, Christina Hendricks, well, it’s obvious what everyone is looking at in this extremely form-fitting dress. Even aside from that, her skin is so fair that she almost has a powdered complexion and with the light eyes and fiery hair, I think she should steer clear of pastels. She did this last time around with a nude, too and I think something deeper, like a plum, would’ve been more fitting. And one that doesn’t suction to her body, thank you.
Alexander McQueen may you rest in peace, but Anna Paquin shouldn’t have been wearing your design on the Red Carpet. The look was suitable for her; she wasn’t able to carry herself and pull off the structured, risky look of the dress. I don’t feel as though she was a good candidate for something to this capacity.
Rita Wilson was just a whole lot of wrong from head to toe- literally. The chunky crystal Prada dress and shoes literally came straight off the runway, and as we’ve seen in the past, direct-from-runway looks aren’t always appropriate for award shows seeing that their aim is to be innovative and it’s too much for a person to wear in an ordinary setting, even an award show. Runway is like art and when translated to the body, it can be harsh. Whoever styled her and gave her approval on this look ought to be completely ashamed.
Naya Rivera from “Glee” looked as though she was trying to be a little too creative for such an elegant event. She was the worst dressed of all the Glee gals, as seen in the photo below with c0-star Jessalyn Gilsig, who looked great in a red Nicole Miller gown. However, Naya looked like a prom nightmare if you ask me.
Now I know that Heidi Klum is gorgeous from head to toe, but sometimes she takes it a bit far and tries to be a little showy with her super mini dress that can barely pass as even a top. Overall she looked great, but I think the super teeny dress was a bit much; add on about 6 inches and it would have been a nice ensemble. We know you’re a supermodel, Heidi, don’t throw it in our faces.
Others of noteable recognition who looked fabulous include Eva Longoria, Jane Krakowski, Emily Blunt, and Tina Fey. Those who missed the mark and are also on my worst dressed list include Glenn Close and daughter Annie Starke in their metallic full-length gown monstrosities and Emily Dechanel in a purple pleated fringe disaster.