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Klum, Oh and Wilde are Emmy fashion trifecta
Some hot fashion trends made their way to the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, but stars played it mostly safe, with few knockout looks.
The heat in Los Angeles was certainly a factor, with many of TV’s top actresses wearing their hair in updos to keep damp locks off their necks.
A very pregnant Heidi Klum certainly kept her cool in a black, formfitting strapless Marchesa gown with a mermaid hemline.
“I wanted something simple because I’m so big,” she said. Her jewelry was anything but: oversized dangling earrings and a huge cocktail ring.
Marchesa actually had a trifecta of successes. Other than Miss Klum, escorted by husband Seal, the label put Sandra Oh in a gleaming gold strapless gown with rope belt and Olivia Wilde in a ripped-from-the-runway embroidered tulle gown. The gown that Miss Wilde wore created the illusion of being a one-shoulder number, but it was just one of several strategically placed sheer panels.
Others who chose one-shoulder gowns included Elisabeth Moss in a bronze creation by Reem Acra with a heavily embellished neckline and Sigorney Weaver in a red David Meister. Hayden Panettiere was a retro glamour girl in a red draped J. Mendel that matched her bright red lips.
Leighton Meester contrasted her scarlet lips with a white V-neck gown by Bottega Veneta with knotted fabric on the shoulder. It was a more high-fashion look likely to cause some “do or don’t” debate than the usual sparkly or sexy gowns armchair critics are used to.
Blake Lively, however, surely left more than a few watchers speechless — and smiling — with her bright-red, plunging-V Versace gown.
Kate Walsh, in an icy-blue draped strapless gown with intricate pleating and an open back by J. Mendel, joked on E! that she got the blue-dress memo. Vanessa Williams wore a turquoise bustier gown by Rafael Cennamo; Christina Applegate was in a cowl-neck blue dress by Lebanese designer Basil Soda. Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ blue strapless Vera Wang gown had a tiny cutout on the bust line and a black waistband. Christina Hendricks’ blue scoop-neck dress had to compete with rose-cut diamond “fern” pendant earrings from Fred Leighton.
“The highlight was all the jewelry. There were great chandelier earrings,” said Carrie Ann Inaba, host of the TV Guide Network’s red-carpet show. “I did see a little more glitter and glamour out there, which I love.”
Chandra Wilson wore a Pamella Roland black silk-faille gown with white crystal floral beading, and Amy Poehler wore a black strapless design by Reem Acra with a silver beaded leaf pattern on the bodice that she complemented with 20-carat diamond Chopard earrings, a 59-carat bracelet and 6-carat ring.
In the pink camp were Kyra Sedgwick in a L’Wren Scott dress with a cascade of ruffles on one side of the bust line, Drew Barrymore in a princess ball gown by Monique Lhuillier and January Jones in a Versace with an embroidered glass beaded bustier.
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