2011 Emmy Fashion Recap

Last night we watched the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and while I had high hopes the show made me realize a few things: 1. I don’t watch nearly as much TV as I thought I did, 2. the Emmytones was a bad idea.

The real show for me is always on the red carpet, but in any case, my favorite moments were “the Jimmy’s” and the nominating moment for Best Actresses in a Comedy.

Let’s see the best looks of the night:

Red was the color of the evening and I loved the hue, the cut and fit of Martha Plimpton’s Zac Posen gown.

Martha Plimption, 2011 Emmy Red Carpet in Zac Posen

It’s perhaps a little too Miss Universe for some, but Sofia Vergara is also perhaps a little too Miss Universe.  The color and fit are beautiful in this Vera Wang gown.

Sofia Vergara, 2011 Emmy Red Carpet, in Vera Wang

The gown, the fit, the sophistication are all aces in the Zac Posen gown worn by Christine Baranski.

Christine Baranski, 2011 Emmy Awards in Zac Posen

I have been an Elie Saab fan since Halle Berry wore the designer to the Oscars so many years ago.  This dress on Evan Rachel Wood has a fabulous Old Hollywood glamor silhouette and there is nothing to complain about with that.

Evan Rachel Wood, 2011 Emmy Red Carpet in Elie Saab

The almost right looks:

I saw this trio and felt a little sad; it’s like the bride’s fashionable best friend, the maid of honor and the mother of the bride.  Highest marks for Rachel Taylor in Giorgio Armani, then Annie Ilonzeh in Ramona Keveza, and lastly Minka Kelly in Christian Dior.

Charlie's Angels: Rachel Taylor, Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly

Amy Poehler in Peter Som, and Kate Winslet in Elie Saab were both suffering from the same ailment, there dress was just an inch(es) too tight.  These women are fabulous and in fabulous shape, and wearing fabulous gowns, but the fit just fell flat.

Amy Poehler, 2011 Emmy Red Carpet in Peter Som

Kate Winslet, 2011 Emmy Red Carpet in Elie Saab

Cobie Smulders in Alberta Ferretti has the opposite problem, her dress drooped and dragged and felt like it could have been pulled an inch tighter for the perfect fit.

Cobie Smulders, 2011 Emmy Red Carpet in Alberta Ferretti

The not quite there…

Gwyneth Paltrow is perhaps one of the most fit actresses in Hollywood, and yet this potentially stunning dress by Emilio Pucci does her and her midriff no favors.  If the Indian inspired gown had been beaded through the body with no interruption, I think we find GP in a different Fashion Police category.

Gwyneth Paltrow, 2011 Emmy Red Carpet in Pucci

Katie Holmes grew up on TV and in some ways I feel like this look is an homage to the 17 year old in us all; the sporty and semi-shapeless dress, and the just from the shower top bun are all a bit high-school, pre stylist.

Kate Holmes, 2011 Emmy Red Carpet in Calvin Klein Collection

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