At last, awards show season is in full swing with the advent of the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. This year’s show was packed with hilarity as host Jimmy Kimmel took the stage to poke fun at everyone, from Mitt Romney to the British.
But before any Emmys were handed out, movie and television stars alike had to make their way down the red carpet. Among the trends featured on Sunday night were a variety of custom creations, florals, and unexpected pops of color.
Funny girl Zooey Deschanel dazzled on the carpet in a custom Reem Acra gown dyed to match the blue hue of her bright eyes. This dress is worthy of a princess with its sweetheart neckline and endless layers of tulle that would have made even Cinderella jealous.
Her bright pink lipstick, statement nails, simple diamond earrings, and sophisticated up-do complimented her look in every way. There’s no doubting that Cinderella’s fairy godmother would have been proud.
Taking home the award for best supporting actress for the second year in a row was the exquisitely dressed, Julie Bowen. She was one of many stars dressed in yellow, but the neon shade of her Monique Lhuillier Resort 2013 dress set her above the rest.
Her strapless mermaid gown was offset by a golden Swarovski clutch and opal drop earrings by Bochic Fine Jewelry. Surprisingly enough, Bowen topped last year’s Oscar de la Renta gown, and is definitely a front runner in the best dressed category.
“Once Upon a Time” actress Ginnifer Goodwin looked ethereal in her orange Monique Lhuillier gown with delicate floral embroidery. Her gown sported a tea-length hem in the front and floor-sweeping train in the back.
The petite star stood tall in matching orange Christian Louboutin pumps and dazzling silver Rona Pfeiffer jewels. Goodwin has stepped up her A-game and become a definite fashion powerhouse.
On the heels of her break-up from husband Seal, Heidi Klum is sporting a sexy new style. Klum rocked the red carpet in a seafoam Alexandre Vauthier creation with a plunging neckline and sky-high thigh slit.
Peeking out of her dress were custom Charlotte Olympia heels that matched her Lorraine Schwartz drop-earrings and rings. The blonde beauty proved that single has never looked better.
Marchesa styled “Nashville” star Hayden Panettiere in a dress fresh off the catwalk from their spring runway show. Although this dress is stunning, it swallows the starlet’s petite frame. The embroidered gold column gown was overwhelmed by the endless amount of blue tulle overlay.
That being said, Panettiere was wise to keep her hair and Harry Winston jewels simple. For future awards shows, she should pay more attention to the fit of her gown, instead of focusing on how fashion forward she appears.
But the biggest fashion disaster of the night was Ashley Judd’s custom Carolina Herrera gown.
There is a laundry list of things that are wrong with the Emmy nominee’s look, starting with her outrageously high bouffant hairstyle. Her gown resembles a prom dress gone terribly awry. It featured a haltered neckline with an over-the-top bow closure in the back and V-neck detailing in the front. Judd accessorized with Martin Katz earrings, rings, and flower broach.
The Emmy Awards were full of acting upsets, a few crude jokes, and numerous fashion highlights and lowlights.
Ashley Judd was undeniably the worst dressed celebrity of the night in her prom nightmare gown by Carolina Herrera. As the awards show circuit continues, Judd should consult with a new stylist who is able to dress her in more age appropriate silhouettes.
The title of best-dressed celebrity goes to the fabulous, Heidi Klum. She looked undeniably radiant and exuded confidence in her Alexandre Vauthier dress.