When I started this blog I knew full well that red carpet dresses were going to feature heavily and I have been itching to get started passing judgement on what other people deem worthy of wearing. With the Emmys I can finally begin condemning or congratulating those people that have filtered through to my attention by that all knowing source we like to call E! TV Luckily we haven’t reached the Grammys so no Kanye West bitching about awards going to any people that aren’t black just yet.
What we do get are the True Blood, Glee and Mad Men types popping on out to tell us what they are wearing whilst dodging personal questions. I so enjoy watching Giuliana Rancic gushing about everyone's clothes when you know full well she’ll then pretend to be shocked at what Joan Rivers says on ‘Fashion Police’ the next day. Not that anyone asked but here are my 2-cents …
Kelly Osborne (Tony Ward):
Shame she caved and has gone Hollywood skinny. Her dress was OK being all black elegance with a plunging neckline, but the hair! It looked like a style your Nan might favour and was starting to look a little brittle to me, I would say it’s time to stop the dying.
Kim Kardashian (Marchesa):
Loved the hair which wasn’t too skin-tight 'face-lifty' and the white Greek goddess gown really did look amazing. But unless you catch her without her make-up on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, I defy you to see this girl ever looking bad.
Lea Michelle (Oscar De La Renta):
Another one that has yet to get it wrong, her navy blue dress made me quite jealous and with great jewellery, wicked eye make-up and cool hair there’s no denying she looked beautiful.
Sophia Vergara (Caralina Herrera):
Well it’s not black (as many of the dresses were) but it’s not great either. Waddling around in a gold dress made out of fishscales that was too long for her body and strangely also too big for her chest. She moved one way but the dress stayed put, still a hot mama but this was definitely an off night for the Modern Family actress.
If I have to add a token guy in here it would be Ricky Gervais in ‘couldn’tgiveatoss':
Unshaven, sunglassed and without a tie but he actually looked better than most other guys. And he's still showing signs of being reasonably normal as when asked if he was going to be on the American version of The Office he replied I get paid anyway, why work too? – Good Man!
Christina Hendricks (Zac Posen):
One that I missed off my 'gingerevolution' blog but it turns out she’s naturally blonde anyway. I used to think Zac made gorgeous incredible gowns but I think he might have been having a mental break down when he came up with this feather-caped shoulder-padded ‘I look like I’m a 12 yr old off to my first birthday party’ concoction. This is the worst dress at the whole event. Totally rubbish, the only saving grace is she had great make-up and her boobs looked amazing.
January Jones (Armani):
This is a weird one, at first I hated it, then I liked the colour and cut, but the tacky shell material was beyond dreadful. Hair and make-up looked cool though - the jury's still out, you decide!
Anna Paquin (Alexandra McQueen):
Not meaning to speak ill of the dead I’m wondering if this was the dress that tipped him over the edge? The heavy gladiator style amour on top of silky black satin material just didn’t work. Even she must have known it was hideous as she was one of the only people to change outfits for the after party). And how it made her stomach look bloated is beyond me – bad bad bad!
Heidi Klum (Marchesa):
Well it’s black but it’s not dull! The flowers covering all 3 inches of the full length of the ‘dress’ were a nice touch and there’s no denying Heidi looked pretty slamming for a mum of four. It does feels like she was trying too hard though.
Kyra Segdwick (Monique Lhuillier):
Finally a colour! Deep red and strapless, a little heavy for the season but lovely none the less. Her hair had the ‘dragged through hedge backwards’ finish but we can forgive her that. It seems she's going for the longest marriage in Hollywood title (after Paul and Joanna Newman of course) as she has been hitched to Kevin Bacon for 22 yrs now. Well done them!
Jane Krakowski (Escada custom-made)
Why Escada saw the need to custom make a navy blue dustbin liner I have no idea, good shoes though (not that you can see them of course!).
Nina Dobrev (Zuhair Murad)
Loved the one shouldered twisted strap of this very flattering ensemble. Pretty cool for a relative newbie on the red carpet.
Saving the best for last we have Jennifer Carpenter in her single long sleeved damn fabulous sparkly dress by Oday Shakar.
The hair all swept over to the bare skin side worked as well. This is a dress which screams ‘in your face anyone who isn’t me. I am the shizzle’.
So there we are, feel free to let me know if you agree (or not - debates is good for the soul) and I look forward to giving you all my opinion that you didn’t ask for again when the awards season really does kick off.