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WHO WORE WHAT?.....Emmy Awards 2016 Red Carpet: My Top 10 Best Dressed

Kerry Washington in Brandon Maxwell Spring 2017--When the very pregnant Kerry Washington stepped onto the Emmys red carpet, she SHUT IT DOWN! Washington wore this black crepe custom-made gown by designer Brandon Maxwell (one of Lady Gaga's faves). The design featured tuxedo lapel-like detail at the top, side cut-out's and a Watteau-like back. daring, elegant, sexy, and yes, did I mention she's VERY pregnant!? PS: Ladies you can still rock a sexy evening gown look...with a baby bump!

Sarah Paulson in Custom Prada--"People Vs. O.J. Simpson" Actress Sarah Paulson definitely is at the top of my 2016 Emmys Best Dressed List in this sequined emerald green colored gown. the gown is a Custom Prada and like I have said before, Prada doesn't really do gowns...unless you are an A-list celebrity. This design had a plunging neckline, 3/4 length sleeves and fit her to perfection. The hand-sewn sequined fabrication is INCREDIBLE! Did I already say she's one of my Best Dressed of the night? I think I just did, again. I also LOVED her sleek hair and smoldering makeup.

Claire Danes in Schiaparelli Couture Fall 2016--I thought "Homeland" actress Claire Danes' golden gown was one of the Best of the 2016 Emmy Awards red carpet. The dress was from Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall 2016 collection and its designer Bertrand Guyon who just recently was appointed to the famed fashion house. I loved the sequined Lamé-like fabrication, the intricate gathering and draping at the midriff and pointed front. If there was one critique I would have, it does not involve the gown, but more Claire's overly faux tanned skin. Advice for next time: Lay off the self tanner Claire. 

Emily Ratajkowski in Zac Posen Resort 2017: "Gone Girl" and "Entourage: The Movie" actress and former model Emily Ratajkowski looked Runway Fab in this blue Zac Posen organza mermaid-shaped gown. The gown is from Zac Posen Resort 2017 collection and features all the intricate folding and seam-work the "Project Runway" judge and designer is known for. One of the Best of the night!

Priyanka Chopra in Custom Jason Wu--Former "Miss World" and "Quantico" actress Priyanka Chopra was every vision of a STAR in this red one shoulder custom gown from Jason Wu. The custom gown featured intricate gathering and a silhouette that reminded me of Madame Gres gowns I have seen at a Met NYC fashion exhibitions or Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris. Everything about the entire look was perfection--from the slicked hair, the bright red the fit of the gown.

Tracee Ellis Ross in Custom Ralph Lauren--I thought "Black-ish" actress Tracee Ellis Ross looked every bit a "Grecian Goddess" in this custom Ralph Lauren gown. The one shoulder chiffon dress featured a peek-a-boo side and dramatic train. She looked flawless and therefore, earns her proper place in my Top Ten Best Dressed at the Emmys.

Yara Shahidi in Clara Rotescu--I have to include another actress from "Black-ish" in my Best Dressed of 2016 Emmy Awards and this time it is 16 year-old Yara Shahidi. Yara wore a gold and white dress from Romanian designer Clara Rotescu, The design was very lady-like, elegant and 50's Grace Kelly-esque. Beautiful. Perfect for a young, upcoming fashionista!

Emilia Clarke in Atelier Versace--"Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke was also one of my favorites of the 2016 Emmys red carpet. She wore a blush-colored strapless gown from Atelier Versace. The dress was fitted to perfection (as is common for Atelier Versace and anything that is couture and made-to-order) and featured a draped bust detail. Emilia looked modern and sublimely pretty. 

Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la Renta--"Downton Abbey" actress Michelle Dockery wore this white tiered strapless gown with black hem binding from Oscar de la Renta. I put her in my Best Dressed for the simplicity of the hi-lo style gown as well as delicacy of the flounces. Her shoes and hair were perfect. She looked like a Spanish Marquesa. 

Last but not least...
Debbie Matenopoulos in NIKOLAKI Nick Verreos/David Paul--I know this might be a bit gratuitous (since it is one of my designs!) but heck, it's my blog so...I I had to add the gorgeous co-host of "The Insider" and "Hallmark's Home and Family" TV shows, Debbie Matenopoulos, in my Top Ten Best Dressed of the Emmys red carpet. The strapless silk/linen/Lurex gown features a draped bust section and mermaid-like shape ending in a circular train. I think she looked AMAZING, but then again, I co-designed this :) 

Best Dressed Couple: Louis Aguirre and Debbie Matenopoulos (in NIKOLAKI), hosts of "The Insider" Entertainment TV Show.

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