Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Last night were the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Lots of top A-list celebs walked the red carpet showing off several Trends of the night, including Ball Gowns, Bright Colors, RED!, Sequined Gowns, Goddess Flowy Dresses, Color Blocking, and so on. There were many ladies who looked great last night so here is my List of the Top Ten Best Dressed of the night--no particular order:
Monday, August 25, 2014
Julia Roberts in Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall 2014

The always stunning Julia Roberts DAZZLED at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet in a cocktail dress from Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall 2014. I thought it was actually a nice change of pace seeing an actress in a short dress as opposed to a gown. Now, this isn't just any short dress, it's a $50,000+ costing Elie Saab Haute Couture one. Completely hand-sewn silk organza with hand-applied underlay of lace plus...thousands of hand-sewn sequins and oversized half-bubbled jewels:

I thought Julia looked great and it was smart to keep everything else--the hair, makeup, the peep-toe pumps--simple, clean and chic.Oh, and yes, Julia wore her best accessory: her SMILE! That's worth more than any Haute Couture creation!

Kate Walsh in Stephane Rolland Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014

Actress Kate Walsh wore a bright mustard yellow (bright colors was a big trend at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet) gown from Parisian designer Stephane Rolland and his 2014 Spring/Summer Haute Couture collection. This was one of my favorite gown from this collection and therefore it was a treat to see it being worn on a major red carpet. The silk crepe gown features a high neck, drop shoulder cap "sleeves", an architectural peplum detail that cascades from front to back...

Sequined Gorgeous: The peplum cascade lining (and sides of the column skirt) are completely hand-beaded with thousands of paillettes and sequins. This gown is a work of art and took hundreds--if not thousands--of hours to create. After all it's Haute Couture. If I had any issue with Kate and the look, it was the styling; I wasn't a fan of her hair and I definitely don't think she needed the necklace. It should have been left just like it was shown on the runway:

Sans the necklace...Better. What do you guys think?
Kerry Washington in custom Prada

ABC "Scandal" actress Kerry Washington wore an orange sherbet colored strapless gown made custom for her by the Italian fashion house of Prada. The gown featured sequins sewn onto the bust darts and seams of the dress; it also had a high side-front slit and a peek-a-boo under skirt appliqued in crystals and sequins.   
Kerry Washington in Custom Prada--2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet

I liked the dress but I thought there were fit issues with the bustier/top section. It seemed to be collapsing and a bit askew...
What did you guys think? Yea or Nay?

Lena Dunham in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Fall 2014

HBO "Girls" actress Lena Dunham made a definite style impression at tonight's 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet. Not sure if it was a positive one but it was still...a STYLE IMPRESSION. Dunham (who I ADORE!!!! ) wore a gown from Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Fall 2014. This particular collection was inspired by pajamas and a woman who just got up from staying at the Ritz or some very expensive suite in the South of France. Let me just start by saying that she is wearing COUTURE and someone actually took the time to custom design this ensemble for her....talk amongst yourselves...

The Original Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Fall 2014 Runway Sample (above): As you can see, Giambattista Valli and his Haute Couture team reversed the ombre from light to dark.

Let's Talk About Your Hair!!!--Most interviewers seemed to be asking her about her hair as everyone was afraid to discuss the outfit. I do like the new color, of her hair :)

Claire Danes in Givenchy Fall 2014

"Homeland" actress Claire Danes wore a bright red (a big color trend at this year's Emmys Red Carpet) gown from Givenchy Fall 2014 collection designed by its Creative Director (and Kim and Kanye BFF) Riccardo Tisci. The actual gown--as it was shown on the runway--featured a black lace skirt section and fur (is that mink??!!) top section. For Danes, it was changed (Thank goodness) to a more red carpet-appropriate all red lace with red lining...and no fur. Even with the changes, I'm still not sure if I was a fan of this style and dress for Claire. Unfortunately, the proportions seem off to me.

Same Accessory: Claire, if you notice, wore the same red jeweled necklace that the model wore on the Paris runway of the Givenchy Fall 2014 collection

 Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring 2014

"Girls" actress--and daughter of NBC's Brian Williams--Allison Williams--wore a strapless (you guessed it!) BALL GOWN (a big 2014 Emmys Red Carpet Trend) from Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring 2014 collection. The gown has a very full silk gazar skirt with a canary yellow waistband and black and dusty rose sequined applique bustier section. This all-handmade gown--if a client would have ordered it--would  set you back about $80,000-$100,000. Allison is lucky to get it lent for free...as long as she mentions "GIAMBATTISTA VALLI" correctly on the red carpet :)

The gown is quite beautiful and has the air of a Paris Debutante. Très belle!

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