I sooo loved that Jon Hamm slithered up to the stage on his belly. YES, in Mad Men's last season, they finally threw Hamm the Best Actor bone he has long deserved. I swear, had he not won, I would have stayed in bed all day with the covers over my head in protest. I am bitterly disappointed that Elizabeth Moss did not win in the Best Actress Category. I'm sure Viola Davis, who is an incredible talent, does a fine job on How To Get Away With Murder, but I have invested all of 20 minutes into watching this overwrought Shondra Rhimes drama, vs. 8 seasons with the magnificent Moss and I think she was utterly deserving.
But let's face it...we are in for the clothes and if your reading this, you like my award show postmortems, so let's get to it, shall we?
Trends soon become apparent on the Red Carpet and last night we saw no shortage of every color in the rainbow, some to great effect others, not so much. Personally, I prefered the deeper hued, more fall like dresses. So what if it was 106 degrees. Cut outs, Asymetric necklines and chains also made an appearance.
Overall, I was underwhelmed, to say the least. For me there were only 5 A list standouts. Much was made of Kerry Washington's ripped from Marc Jacobs runway chain mail dress. It was sexy, but somehow didn't feel like an Emmy dress to me, and it's going to take me a bit to warm up to those 80's shoulders. Still and all, she made the grade with my gratitude, for finally giving up on wearing Prada or Miu Miu, several of which have landed her on the Worst Dressed lists from seasons past and getting her Red Carpet mojo back. Thank you Lord.
The good was good and the bad was atrocious...Let's roll:
The A Team:
|Ellie Kemper, sunny and charming in Naeem Khan|
|Lena Headey, breathtaking in Zuhair Murad|
|Jamie Alexander looking fierce and beautiful in Armani Prive|
|Sarah Hyland looking sleek and sophisticated in Zac Posen|
|Kerry Washington in Marc Jacobs though I still think it would|
have been more appropriate at a festive party, rather than the Emmy's
The B Team:
Pretty but not extraordinary included: Julia Louis Dreyfuss, Emma Roberts, a much improved Sarah Paulson, the gorgeous, but oh so predictable Sophia Vergara, in yet another skin tight, strapless gown, Laverne Cox in Calvin Klein, Lady Gaga in a divine Brandon Maxwell, marred, IMO by that fact that she is a human ink blot. Taraji P. Henson in Alexander Wang. Tina Fey, looking sleek in Antonio Berardi and the always tasteful Christine Baranski.
The C Team:
Both Maggie Gyllenhaal and Elizabeth Moss chose Peter Copping for Oscar de La Renta. I thought they looked prom-y and deja vu.
|I was also not on board with Elizabeth's platinum Adele Hair|
Click here to see the Polyvore set I styled of Lizzie for the Emmy's. I vote for me. You?
The D Team:
Doesn't it just astound how many dresses miss the mark, despite having all the designer talent and top stylists vying to dress them?
|Trainwrecks. Bed head had no place on the Red Carpet.|
The wtF Team:
How does this happen???
|Tracie Ellis Ross in Zac Posen|
Channeling Rachel's pink Bridesmaid dress on Friends
|January Jones in Ulyana Sergeenko|
|January Jones in Ulyana Sergeenko|
|Dascha Polenko in Leanne Marshall for Home Goods|
|Laura Prepon in Christian Siriano.|
|Joanna Newsom in Delpozo|
Romeo, Romeo, Where for art thou Romeo?
Glee wants their scenery back for their next production
|Padma Lakshmi. Pack your Knives and Go. |
Were there no mirrors? A beautiful woman looking very foolish in
a way too tight gown without, at the very least Spanx. Honestly,
I thought this was a baby bump. Gobsmacked.
|Claire Danes in Prada with silver chains and gold helmet hair|
How much happier I would have been if Muccia
couldhave just called it quits, after the straps
|A Dior tutu, with ill fitting black pants that jar the eye. A rare miss for the|
lovely Kiernan Shipka. How much better this would have been if the tutu
came just a few inches above the knee sans pant.
Till next time...