I didn’t catch the Emmy broadcast or any of the live red carpet coverage this year; but boy, was I looking forward to checking out the fashion recaps online the next morning with my first soy pumpkin spice latte of the season!
Until I started sifting through the pictures and found that I was completely underwhelmed overall – by both what I was seeing and my now lukewarm latte at that point.
As I scrolled through all the high res images, nothing stood out to me as absolute “best dressed,” but it was hard to not feel this way when it came to “worst dressed.” There was plenty of “oh, she looks nice” but even more “OMG, I don’t quite know what she was thinking!” – followed by a not so nice, “fire your stylist!” Or perhaps that’s the issue and should be the opposite “for the love of god, hire a stylist!”
As I always say, it’s never easy dressing for award shows, knowing the entire world is scrutinizing every thread of fabric, every flicker of sparkle in a gem, and brush stroke of makeup across the face. I can only image the pressure (and lack of eating that happens up until 2 weeks prior). That’s why when I build these lists, I always note this caveat in my posts so as not seem completely mean-spirited. And while this likely negates that sentiment, the girls of “Girls” need some serious styling advice. HBO’s publicity department must be reeling right now.
Then there are those ladies that got it right and deserved every ounce of the spotlight.
Here are my top 5 fashion hits and misses.
Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein.
Melissa Rauch in unknown. (I couldn’t readily find who designed this dress, though I’d love to know. It’s stunning!)
Anna Gunn in Romona Keveza.
Padma Lakshmi in KaufmanFranco.
Tina Fey in Narciso Rodriguez.
Julianne Hough in Jenny Packham.
Paula Abdul in Unknown (and it should stay that way.)
Amanda Peet in Erdem.
Zosia Mamet in Honor.
Lena Dunham in Prada.