Dressing to win, television’s finest fizzle, sizzle on the red carpet
Published: Monday, August 30, 2010
Updated: Monday, August 30, 2010 00:08
Primetime's best stepped onto the red carpet for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday night.
Though there isn't always a right or wrong in fashion, the stars seemed to have a black and white approach to their red carpet-wear Sunday night.
Of course, almost all of the men donned their own version of the traditional black tuxedo, while white seemed to be a trend among the women.
Kim Kardashian, reality starlet, wore a white, Greek-style gown with an embellished halter around the neck.
The gown was stunning on its own, but I'm not sure if it was an age-appropriate choice for the 20-something celeb. I'm usually not a fan of white gowns outside of weddings, but Julie Benz of "Dexter" changed my mind in her one-shoulder white ensemble. The full-length gown was crisp and modern, worn with a straight ponytail to pull off the classiest look of the night.
Also a vision in white was Amber Riley of "Glee". The stars of "Glee" stepped out dressed sharp hoping to win big. Lea Michele wore a navy gown with a sweetheart top and ruffles cascading around the bottom to match her free-flowing hair.
Kevin McHale looked as cute as ever in his black-framed glasses to match the tuxedo that he spiced up with a yellow bow tie.
"Glee's" hard-core cheerleading coach Jane Lynch put away her sweat suit and opted for a one-shoulder purple gown that fit her well.
"True Blood's" newlywed couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer both looked amazing in Alexander McQueen. The couple was by far the best dressed of the night.
Moyer wore a classic tuxedo with the classy touch of McQueen while Paquin wore a black gown with gold-embellished shoulders and neckline that had a bit of a gladiator feel.
Her gown was my favorite of the night, putting a modern spin on a classic black gown in true McQueen style.
"True Blood" co-star Rutina Wesley didn't look as stunning sporting a white gown with a slit up the front that looked like it had been smeared with black and gray paint. Her hair was also less than flattering, looking like it was square on her head.
Maybe a plain gown and a sleek hair-do would have been better for her.
Kate Gosselin, of "Kate Plus Eight," looked completely out of place on the red carpet, as she should, wearing a flowing black dress with sequin, halter detail.
This dress looked fit for a prom chaperone rather than an event such as the Emmy Awards.
Ricky Gervais looked thinner on the carpet, showing off his slight weight-loss in a classic two-button suit and stylish, black sunglasses. The women of "Mad Men" usually impress at shows such as this but failed to meet their own standards.
January Jones wore an electric blue Versace dress that neither hit nor missed the fashion mark with a hoop-like structure and weird textile pattern.
Christina Hendricks showed off her curvy figure, but in the wrong way. She wore a light purple, Zac Posen gown with feather details reminiscent of a teen girl's bedroom decor. Her blue eye shadow clashed with the gown, and her pale skin showcased her need for teeth whitening.
Black, white and blue seemed to be the trends of the evening and, though some got it wrong, the red carpet was full of fashion hits, making the 62nd Emmy Awards the furthest thing from an eyesore.