EMMYS: Our Picks for the Best & Worst Dressed

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Claire Danes, Uzo Aduba, Octavia Spencer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, January Jones, Christina Hendricks and Mindy Kaling gave us all a hint of what could be a new fashion show called “The Red Wall on the Red Carpet” at last night’s 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Do all these stylists’ celebrities’ secretly release a memo among themselves?

Very often I look at the fashion choices at the Emmys as if the players were invited to attend a very informal picnic but where cucumber-and-egg sandwiches would be served on Floral Danica China — one of the most luxurious porcelain sets. I imagine Kerry Washington in that orange Prada ensemble welcoming these guests; she sure took lessons from Angelina Jolie on how to work that leg to the front.

Besides eternal “red,” there were so many trends on the 2014 Emmy carpet, from one-shoulder dresses to embellished dresses, puffiness, strange floral, tulle factory, ear cuffs, white, blue, halter dresses, bridesmaids dresses, origami going south and west, courage and lack of it … sorry I can’t help it.

But let’s be fair. Among all that explosion of colors and unstudied confused taste there were also a lot of beautiful dresses styled to perfection; Heidi Klum in Zac Posen, Jessica Paré, in Lanvin and Kiernan Shipka in Antonio Berardi were perfect examples, and they all looked divine. Matt Bomer in Tom Ford was with no doubt the most elegant man!

I was a little disappointed to see Laverne Cox color’s choice for the evening. Yes, she looked classy in a Marc Bouwer gown, however, her stunning figure was hidden in so much white. I wanted Laverne to shine her va va voom, but at times she looked rather matronly. I decided to stop commenting on Lena Dunham a few awards ago because she doesn’t own a mirror.

BEST DRESSED

1. Sofia Vergara in Roberto Cavalli

© Frank Trapper/Corbis
© Frank Trapper/Corbis

Looking stunning and more radiant than ever

2. Taylor Schilling in Zuhair Murad

© Frank Trapper/Corbis
© Frank Trapper/Corbis

Chic, elegant and one of the most beautiful looks of the night

3. Camila Alves in Zuhair Murad

© Jenna Blake/Corbis  (We had to put him in it because Matthew McConaughey!)
© Jenna Blake/Corbis
(We had to put him in it because Matthew McConaughey!)

A dress that can easily swallow you, but she wore it flawlessly

4. Julianna Margulies in Narciso Rodriguez

© Fairchild Photo Service/Condé Nast/Corbis
© Fairchild Photo Service/Condé Nast/Corbis

Understated elegance. Chic, chic!!

5. Gwen Stefani in Atelier Versace

26 Aug 2014, Los Angeles, California, USA --- LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Celebrites arrive at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California Pictured: Gwen Stefani --- Image by © Chessa /London Entertainment/Splash News/Corbis
© Chessa /London Entertainment/Splash News/Corbis

Perfect choice + perfect hair + perfect styling = pure perfection

WORST DRESSED

1. Mayim Bialik in Oliver Tolentino

© Fairchild Photo Service/Condé Nast/Corbis
© Fairchild Photo Service/Condé Nast/Corbis

This dress is singing the blues, and Mayim is the only one who can’t hear it

2. Allison Janney in Nicolas Jebran

© Fairchild Photo Service/Condé Nast/Corbis
© Fairchild Photo Service/Condé Nast/Corbis

Allison is determined to have that bow tied right by Christmas for sure

3. Laura Prepon in Gustavo Cadile

© Frank Trapper/Corbis
© Frank Trapper/Corbis

It is a fact that Kim Basinger is involved in this collaboration

4. Lena Headey in Rubin Singer

© Fairchild Photo Service/Condé Nast/Corbis
© Fairchild Photo Service/Condé Nast/Corbis

Blame it on the dress why she left the Emmys empty-handed

5. Betsy Brandt in Alice Olivia

© Fairchild Photo Service/Condé Nast/Corbis
© Fairchild Photo Service/Condé Nast/Corbis

You know that story about the dead dress that brought flowers to its own funeral? Well, this is the one!

Gazelle Paulo is a contributing writer for TheBlot Magazine. He also writes a column for NewYorkSPY.com. Follow him on Twitter.

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