Every few seasons, an awards show red carpet seems singular in thought. Given the abundance of scarlet gowns at Monday night’s Emmy Awards, one wonders if Hollywood stylists pricked their fingers and made a fashion pact, agreeing to power dress their TV clients in the same shade.
Looks of note: January Jones’s excellent strapless Prabal Gurung and Claire Danes’s Givenchy with lovely lace inserts.
Less successful was Kaley Cuoco’s dress, with its tacky patches of pink giving it a sickly sweet appearance. Also red-faced was Christina Hendricks, whose bunchy Marchesa gown seemed ill-fitting.
Sarah Hyland, meanwhile, was as sophisticated as we’ve seen her look on the red carpet. The “Modern Family” actress’s choice of a white cropped top and coral ballgown skirt by Christian Siriano had just the right amount of sex appeal and appropriateness, which is, for a 23-year-old in Hollywood, not an easy balance to strike.
There were rare sightings of green or gray, but no one who wore anything unusual with confidence (the intangible accessory that stylists can’t help with). The one-shoulder gown worn by Laura Prepon (“Orange Is the New Black”) had more going on than the drama on Cell Block H. Break out, Laura, before it’s too late.