22.09.08 Best Dressed

2008 Emmy Awards Red Carpet – Best Dressed

Best Dressed Award
Best Dressed was a close call between Brooke Shields and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, but Brooke’s fuchsia Badgley Mischka Resort 2009 gown, with its ruffled asymmetric detail on the skirt, was beautiful and had a very romantic feel to it

She let her dress do all the talking, by keeping the accessories to a minimum.

This is not an easy dress to pull off, but Brooke did with such style and grace.

Most Sexy Award
Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Narciso Rodriguez gown was elegant, with an added wow factor. I fell in love the second I saw it.

The salmon coloured dress suits her complexion, and dress gives her a very sensual silhouette.

The beaded bodice, and the keyhole detail make this dress stand out.

Her diamonds were from Tiffany’s.

White Hot Award
Kyra Sedgwick wore a magnificent L’Wren Scott Spring 2009 white cocktail dress, which had crystals embroidered into the straps and bodice of this dress, for added va-va-voom.

Kyra usually always wears L’Wren Scott, as the dresses are figure-flattering, sleek and chic.

She accessorized with Fred Leighton jewels, and Jimmy Choo sandals.

Best Strapless Award
A high profile red carpet event, is not complete without an Elie Saab dress.

I loved the Elie Saab Fall 2008 Couture embroidered tulle dress Marcia Cross wore last night. The dress had a vintage feel to it, which played on her classic beauty.

She accessorized with Rene Caovilla heels and Hearts on Fire diamonds.

Best Brand Ambassador Award
Tamara Mellon the CEO of Jimmy Choo, and the person responsible for relaunching Halston, is wearing both design here.

Her cobalt blue asymmetric dress is from the Halston Spring 2009 collection, her canary yellow shoes, and zebra print clutch are of course Jimmy Choo.

Best Earrings Award
Christina Applegate’s looked quite regal, as her hair was swept back, allowing us to see her stunning jeweled earrings.

The actress wore baby blue asymmetric Reem Acra Spring 2009 gown, with a gold print, and a stunning train.

She accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz diamonds and Jimmy Choo heels.

Best Silhouette Award
I don’t think Christina Hendricks’ forest green gown was corseted, but she certainly has a stunning silhouette here.

I am so jealous.

Green is a great colour for her, and it’s a colour we have seen other red heads wear on the red carpet.

Best Yellow Award
Mariska Hargitay’s Carolina Herrera one-shoulder gown stood out the most on the red carpet.

The colour was bold, vibrant and refreshing on the red carpet.

She accessorized with Fred Leighton jewelry and Jimmy Choo heels.

Most Elegant Award
Olivia Wilde always manages to look so stunning on the red carpet, and does so again in her Reem Acra gown.

The dress is exquisite with its simple details, and subtle shade, that evokes the glamour of old Hollywood.

She accessorized with Jimmy Choo heels, Stuart Weitzman clutch and Kwiat jewels.

Most Improved Award
Wow, you could have knocked me down with a feather when I saw how stunning Nicollette Sheridan looked in her purple pleated Angel Sanchez Fall 2008 gown.

What a great event for her to turn down the tacky.

I would have loved this look more, if her hair was put up in an elegant updo.

Nice Dress, Shame About The Hair Award
I adore this turquoise Calvin Klein strapless gown on Cynthia Nixon. It makes her appear soft, and it brings out the colour of her eyes.

My only compliant was her hair. It has a very mumsy feel to it.

Best Elie Saab Award
Lost actress Evangeline Lilly, has been missing from the red carpet for a while, so I had forgotten how stunning she can look.

Last night she wore one of my favourite dresses from the Elie Saab Fall 2008 Couture collection.

The paillette covered dress caught every beam of light, making this dress come alive with every step, as she posed on the red carpet.

Best Couture Award
This Armani Prive dress which Heidi Klum wore may not be appreciated by some because of the cape, but I simply adore it.

I love how the cape and the skirt’s asymmetric detail flowed in the same direction, and the Swarovski crystals that sparkled, as she did in the dress.

Best Black Award
Black can be very boring on the red carpet, but Debra Messing’s dramatic Monique Lhuillier Spring 2009 strapless gown, was far from boring.

The dress had lots of layers of embroidered tulle, which grabbed my attention, and really made her dress, stand out from the other black dresses on the carpet.

She accessorized with Fred Leighton diamonds.

Best Embellishment Award
Kate Walsh’s Zuhair Murad mermaid gown was tiered with embellished details, and completed with a rose appliqué. The stunning dress gave her a delightful silhouette.

The red haired actress carried a Jimmy Choo Kase oval clutch and wore Neil Lane diamonds to complete her look.

Best Floral Trend Award
Vanessa Williams’ custom-made Kevan Hall gown was very much still on this summers floral trend.

The jeweled detail on the strap of her dress, compliments her diamond bracelet and 3-drop earrings.

Best Lace Trend
Like Vanessa, Sandra Oh managed to incorporate a trend into her look – lace.

Her black silk organza and tulle Oscar de la Renta Resort 2009 gown, had a lace bodice, and a sash at the waist.

Her hair was swept to the side with loose curls.

She accessorized with Bulgari jewels, a vintage Chanel purse, and Chanel heels.

Best Dress/Clutch Combo Award
Some people might think it lacks imagination for matching items that you are wearing, but Tina Fey does it so well by matching this rich egglant David Meister sweetheart necklined gown, to her jeweld clutch.

Best Marchesa Gown
Jennifer Morrison’s Marchesa Spring 2009 gown was beautiful, as it had a princess quality to it, with its rich champagne colour, beautiful draping an train.

The colour was exquisite on the actress, which she matched with peep-toes heels.

Best Cocktail Dress Award
There were a lot of gowns and dresses that fell just below the knee last night, but Padma Lakshmi opted for a gold embellished Monique Lhuillier Spring 2009 knee-lenght dress.

The stand out dress, had a cowl back, swirling gold beaded embroidery detail and a tulle hem.

The presenter kept the gold theme going, but wearing gold strappy sandals and a gold clutch.

Brightest Smile Award
Kristin Chenoweth had the biggest and brightest smile, as she walked the red carpet last night.

The multi-talented star wore a black Armani Prive gown, which had a cute bow detail on the front.

As she walked the red carpet, I marveled at how her dress managed to stayed up.

Greatest Gainer Award
I started off disliking Jenna Fischer’s Gustavo Cadile custom-made gown, but then it grew on me when I saw it on TV.

These pictures do not do the green chiffon strapless sweetheart neckline gown justice.

Best Halter Award
I was also undecided about Perrey Reeves in this Temperley London gown with intricate detailing on the bodice and neckline. But after seeing so much black and other dark colours, I realised that her cream gown was a welcome relief.

Best One-Shoulder Gown
Jane Krakowski’s one shouldered Versace Fall 2008 gown, was very interesting, as the detail on the shoulder consisted of folds, cut-outs and beaded embroidery.

Best Vintage Award
Rachel Griffiths wore a chocolate brown vintage Bob Mackie gown from Decades.

This gown has a bustier top, with a chiffon skirt, which has a thigh-high peek-a-boo split.

The actress completes her look with Christian Louboutin shoes, and and Alexander Knight clutch.

Source & Source

2008 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party Red Carpet

2008 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party Red Carpet

Runway To The Emmy Awards - Heidi Klum

Runway To The Emmy Awards – Heidi Klum

13 Responses to 2008 Emmy Awards Red Carpet – Best Dressed

  1. Lynn September 22, 2008 at 06:22 #

    Kyra Sedgwick won the evening for me. Everything about the look was great. She outshone women half her age. She looks fabulous.

  2. Anonymous September 22, 2008 at 07:19 #

    Padma Lakshmi is just Plain in that Dress!!!

  3. Erin September 22, 2008 at 07:19 #

    It was a great night for the Emmy’s, so many beautiful dresses. I agree with all of your choices, except Marcia Cross’s. I found her dress very bland. I do not like the color or the detail. I also hate the length. I don’t like dresses that are cut at the ankle. It just makes it look, to me, that the person wearing the dress is too tall.
    I was also surprised when I saw Nicollette Sheridan on my TV screen, because her dress was beautiful. Such a great color on her.
    I was iffy on Vanessa Williams’ dress for a while. Unlike you, I don’t like the jeweled strap. I feel like it’s very out of place on her floral gown, but otherwise she looks fabulous.
    Kristin Chenoweth looks so cute, as usual, and I loved her dress. Tina Fey looks okay. The dress isn’t anything too special and her hair is boring, but I do loooove the color of her dress.
    I love Jenna Fischer’s dress. She’s never been very fashion forward and I remember her getting Worst Dressed on your list at last year’s Emmy’s, so I was surprised to see her wearing such a pretty dress. The color is fantastic.

  4. robbie September 22, 2008 at 09:49 #

    wow they all look AMAZING! but for me my faves were
    marcia cross
    heidi klum (as always!!!)
    kristin chenoweth (she looks hot and her dress was stunning)
    debra messing
    kyra sedgwick
    julia louis-dreyfus
    christina applegate

  5. mila September 22, 2008 at 10:21 #

    I think they all look beautiful,but I have a few favourites:Brooke Shields,Olivia Wilde and debra Messing.And I think that the award for the brightest smile should go to Debra Messing.
    However I think Heidi Klum could do much much better.Few of her last editions I really didnt like because they made her look older.And whats up with these earrings,they are for a five year old or they would be much better with a pair of jeans and a shirt…
    Nicollette Sheridan is really improving,she looks gorgeous,I especially like the color of the dress and a diamond neklace.Most of the time she looks tacky but this is just 10+…
    Christina Applegate didnt impress me,the dress is not for her.I really dont like the colors or the shape.But I agree with the best earrings award!!
    So in conclusion I am really surprised because most of them have chosen the right outfit and they look so sophisticated and totally red carpet!!!
    <3

  6. Naomi September 22, 2008 at 11:52 #

    Great post FC. I absolutely love Olivia Wilde’s dress, it’s gorgeous. Kyra Sedgwick looks fantastic too. I can’t help but get a feeling of Deja Vu from Heidi Klum’s dress. Has she worn something similar in the past?

  7. Fashion Critic September 22, 2008 at 12:12 #

    I agree it was a great Emmy night, with the majority of the ladies looking amazing.

    Lynn, you are right about Kyra. After I posted Best Dressed I was already wishing I had given it to her.

  8. LILA September 22, 2008 at 14:27 #

    I completely agree with the whole list! The ones who stood out the most in my opinion were Mariska Hargitay, whose dress was really unespected for me she looked like a goddess, Olivia Wilde, Heidi Klum , Tina Fey and Jenna Fisher..

  9. Anonymous September 22, 2008 at 17:23 #

    FC what do you think about Oprah’s look and chandra wilson?

  10. Fashion Critic September 22, 2008 at 17:55 #

    from the pictures I saw today, they looked good.

  11. Anonymous September 23, 2008 at 04:52 #

    the strapless Elie Saab Couture Dress is a copy cat of Givenchy Couture.

  12. miriam September 23, 2008 at 05:19 #

    Isn’t the dress that Tina Fey wore the same as the dress Rumer Willis wore before?

  13. Fashion Critic September 23, 2008 at 07:13 #

    Miriam – no it is not. Rumer’s was Reem Acra and Tina’s is David Meister.

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