Red Carpet Rundown: 2013 Emmy Awards

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Written by Mariem ELTagoury

Last Sunday, the stars of television walked the red carpet to much anticipation of TV show addicts, which ended with extreme pleasure for the “Breaking Bad” fanatics. Most men slept happy that night. While they swoon over their drama victory, we women were swooning over fashion; what we could find of it that is. It seems that 2013 does not want to have a fashionable end when it comes to the awards -or so I think. Regardless, we still managed to have pleasing finds within the stale crowd. Here are the best, controversial, notable, and worst of the Emmys 2013.

Best Dressed

Anna Gunn in Romana Keveza

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The “Breaking Bad” star was well dressed for her big night. After so many nominations on behalf of her role in the show, she finally won not just an award but also many nods of approval for this stunning rose dress with an elegant, asymmetrical lace bodice.

Kerry Washington in Marchesa

 

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By now, everyone who’s anyone would know Marchesa’s world renowned for her romantic gown silhouettes; but this one just blew us away one more time. There’s something so Juliette-esc about this gown and its suits Kerry’s figure well; the mix of blush and stark white, with a hint of gold. It is simply a brilliant gown worthy of the Marchesa name and the talented “Scandal” actress.

Michelle Dockery in Prada

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The British actress pleasantly surprised us with her two toned gown. It’s always nice to see risks and change on the red carpet and the “Downtown Abbey” star pulled of this full skirted backless elegant piece from Prada pretty well.

Christina Hendricks in Christian Siriano

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 America’s favorite curvy girl went old school classic last Sunday. The “Mad Men” star adorned her curves proudly in this form fitting dress with a defined waist and a touch of vintage lace. The red lip and Hollywood bob complimented the look nicely. This is one lady who’s got our thumbs up.

Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein Collection

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 We’re used to cringing when we see midriffs on the red carpet but this time, Byrne made an exception with this elegant piece from Calvin Klein. Sometimes minimal goes a long way. This is minimalism well done!

Worst Dressed

Zosia Mamet in Honor

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After this, Honor fashion label should change its name. Period. This is one fashion crime too great to forgive! What is that anyway?!

Lena Dunham in Prada

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Prada might have made the Brits proud last night, but it must have had a bad bone to pick with the Americans. Or maybe they just ran out of cloth! So they pulled out some vintage slipcovers and used them instead!

Claire Danes in Armani Prive

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First thought that came to my mind was: “oh, It’s a slip!” on closer inspection, it seemed to be a pale and sheer dress. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some sheer & cleavage… just not too much of it and not this pale. God that color and her tone are so close they actually blend around the edges!

Heidi Klum in Atelier Versace

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My guess is that Klum & Versace were heading for power glam; that went straight to stuffy bling! The bottom also strongly reminds me of Arial’s tail in the Little Mermaid. Why was Klum attending the Emmys again?!

January Jones in Givenchy

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 Jones never seems to get it right. Ever! Givenchy stated that the dress colour is called ‘dirty curtains’. Well that clarified as much.

Most Controversial

It’s a rare occasion when I and our talented Executive Editor; Ola Oreiba, don’t see eye to eye when it comes to fashion. So we gathered up our differences and left the choice to you, what do you think of these looks?

‘Brilliant and Big’ or ‘Plain and Sloppy’

Allison Williams in Ralph Lauren and Carrie Underwood in Romona Keveza

 

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These girls opted for simple classy gowns but I can’t help feeling that Allison could have done something more interesting with her hair and her dress somehow feels sloppy. Carrie always strides the extra mile to look lady like, and I’ll give her bonus points for the hair and necklace but somehow the country singer looks like she was crammed into a big bean bag. What do you think?

‘Simple Elegance’ or ‘Plain Blah’

Cobie Smulders in J. Mendel and Tina Fey in Narciso Rodriguez

 

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From the smug look on Cobie’s face, I say she knew she looked smoking hot in that elegant, sheath dress. Tina Fey also never fails to prove that a lady comedian can also be sexy and chic. These girls opted for less is more and gambled on their more natural traits of beauty. Do you think it was too plain or just right?

‘Edgy Chic’ or ‘Just Not Right’

Vera Farmiga in Theyskens’ Theory and Lily Rabe in Vionnet

 

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Everyone expects the women to dress up all lady-like on the red carpet – and that’s understandable – but sometimes it’s cool to see a bit of classy edge now and then. Not everyone will agree on this but I love some edgy chic, that’s why I instantly fell in love with Lily Rabe’s dress and vampy look, while Vera Farmiga’s dress was more on the lady side with a full gown. The color and belt accessory were just the right touch of edge this look needed.

 

Other Notable Looks

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang and Lorraine Schwartz jewels

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 The Emmys red carpet rundown wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the fabulous sexy mama who rocked the red carpet in figure hugging red and bedazzled us all with her large emerald jewels. Outfit complete.

Dying to be in one of those gowns, eh?

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