Nina Dobrev In Donna Karan – 2011 Emmy Awards

WHAT a knock out.

This is how you kick start the 2011 Emmy Awards.

Usually we have to wait a while for a magic moment, but Nina Dobrev served up a stunning red Donna Karan Resort 2012 gown right from the start.

I’m not usually a fan of Nina’s one-trick pony style, but she will most definitely book herself a place on the Best Dressed list, which I can confidently say after only seeing a few looks.

In black the strapless gown is so so, in red…I die.

Side swept glossy locks, a stunning silver Neil Lane necklace, Brian Atwood heels and clutch completed the look.

This is the one to beat.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

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69 Responses to Nina Dobrev In Donna Karan – 2011 Emmy Awards

  1. li September 18, 2011 at 23:22 #

    oh my godness….she´s so perfect

  2. Denise September 18, 2011 at 23:23 #

    She looks amazing. Absolutely gorgeous, stunning. Definitely best dressed and I can’t wait to see if anyone else can actually top this look.

    • BeeBee September 19, 2011 at 14:32 #

      Agreed! I’m often a tad bit disappointed by her choices, but this time she looks sensational. One of the best dressed in my opinion.

  3. Elizabeth September 18, 2011 at 23:23 #

    When I saw this on tv, my jaw dropped!! She looks just as breathtaking in these photos as she did on tv! Love love love!!!!!

  4. Henrique September 18, 2011 at 23:23 #

    I’m not usually all gaga over Nina, but she looks GORGEOUS here.

  5. Yvette September 18, 2011 at 23:23 #

    OMG… Flawless!

  6. Lucas September 18, 2011 at 23:24 #

    I saw the dress right now on E! and almost die!

    • noo September 18, 2011 at 23:36 #

      since u saw her live on the red carpet, are u sure it’s nina dobrev? because nina is a one-trick pony and it leads me to believe that this is emmanuelle chriqui :D they really do look alike!

      • Fashion Critic September 18, 2011 at 23:41 #

        getty got her name wrong it is Nina

        • noo September 19, 2011 at 00:17 #

          i looked on getty after i thought it was emmanuelle :D she look incredibly stunning all the same, and i never tjought nina dobrev would wow me!

  7. Linda September 18, 2011 at 23:24 #

    It’s not my favourite silhouette, but she does look flawless. Best she’s ever looked, I think.

  8. luis September 18, 2011 at 23:25 #

    She Looks To Die For.!!!!!!

  9. joe September 18, 2011 at 23:28 #

    this does PHENOM things to her figure and i love the necklace. def a best-dressed contender from the get go

  10. Hisadora September 18, 2011 at 23:30 #

    Seriously, I almost fell off my chair… She looks FANTASTIC. I think this is the best we’ve ever seen on her!

  11. Liz September 18, 2011 at 23:30 #

    Best she’s looked EVER!

  12. Hermoine September 18, 2011 at 23:31 #

    Wow!! What a beautiful way to start the night. I really like the detailing at the bottom.

  13. Hannah September 18, 2011 at 23:32 #

    This is it for me.

  14. Hannah September 18, 2011 at 23:32 #

    She is the one who makes this gown. She is stunnign but I usually find her style so meh, but not here. I’m melting.

  15. Emma September 18, 2011 at 23:35 #

    WOW!! i have never seen her look this amazing, it is totally unexpected from her but she looks incredible

  16. maria September 18, 2011 at 23:39 #

    Simply stunning!! wow!

  17. Marvel September 18, 2011 at 23:45 #

    WOW.

    Didnt expect this from her. People are gonna have to match this look.. All I can think of is Jessica Rabbit

  18. Ben September 18, 2011 at 23:53 #

    I HATE this!!!!! The bottom looks like a bedskirt and I hate the necklace!

    • Lola September 19, 2011 at 06:12 #

      +1…this mermaid look…has been done to death. Boring.

  19. asherlev1 September 18, 2011 at 23:55 #

    Her and Cobie are my favorites so far.

  20. molly September 18, 2011 at 23:58 #

    I loved this until I saw a closeup of the bottom-awful. It looks like it was hemmed in 20 minutes before the show. It is so sloppy and the dress is a bit too small. If it was let out a tiny bit, this would have been perfection.

  21. justme September 19, 2011 at 00:03 #

    I’m not a fan of the necklace but Nina finally got it right so kudos.

  22. Umi September 19, 2011 at 00:04 #

    She looks so tall in this dress. Envy that tiny waist and love the attitude. Nina never looked better.

  23. Sonia September 19, 2011 at 00:19 #

    Nina looks AMAZING! Usually there’s one thing that I don’t like about her red carpet looks but she looks perfect right now!

    Only thing is that Vampire Diaries was not nominated so how did she get invited to the Emmys?

    • molly September 19, 2011 at 00:30 #

      She didnt, her boyfriend did. She was his plus one, so I assume she just went on her own.

      • Mahima September 19, 2011 at 01:38 #

        you don’t have to be nominated to go.

  24. lipsticklover September 19, 2011 at 00:21 #

    This is the only time ive seen anything on her that I’ve loved! She looks fantatic, the colour is amazing against her skin.

  25. Incroyable September 19, 2011 at 00:23 #

    FLAW-FREE

  26. The Dame September 19, 2011 at 00:29 #

    holy hotness! now THATS how you wear this dress!

  27. Zineb September 19, 2011 at 00:38 #

    It took me a while to pick up my jaw from the floor !!!
    This is not only the one to beat at this event, but for the whole week !!
    WOOOW never did I see her look this STUNNING !!
    Yay for Nina & for The Vampire Diaries !! lol

  28. Dee September 19, 2011 at 00:39 #

    This look is stunning! This is one of her best looks of all time. Everything about this look is perfection.

  29. Michelle September 19, 2011 at 01:47 #

    Speechless, my jaw dropped when I saw this

  30. From-chitown September 19, 2011 at 01:56 #

    I died when I saw this on tv. She looks perfect – total knock out. Like you said FC, she is the one to beat.

  31. Sarah September 19, 2011 at 02:56 #

    This look is so perfect :OO
    I feel like she looks the best every time she’s at the Emmy Awards…like last year.
    If Ian Somerhalder would have been in the pic with her, it would be even more perfect ;D

  32. Juliet September 19, 2011 at 03:23 #

    She is stunning

  33. JacobGH September 19, 2011 at 04:20 #

    WOW. I have nothing to add really, but I just had to comment on how absolutely drop dead gorgeous she looks. For me, this should be considered for Best of the Year. Anyone agree? I’ll reiterate hopefully further up in the comments when she is inevitably added to the best of the Emmys poll .

  34. Jackie September 19, 2011 at 04:54 #

    “WHAT a knock out.” I couldn’t have said it better! She’s got a rockin’ bod to pull this off.

  35. Rach September 19, 2011 at 05:49 #

    Stunning! That is all.

  36. Rose September 19, 2011 at 05:53 #

    This is the best what she did so far. I’m in love with this look , she looks perfect.

  37. Lola September 19, 2011 at 06:14 #

    I hate this… The mermaid look is over and out it looks really boring and unstylish

  38. Erini September 19, 2011 at 06:32 #

    Perfection personified!!!

  39. MEME September 19, 2011 at 06:48 #

    OMG!!!!…. I usually don’t like her red carpet looks… but this is STUNNING!!!…. she has definately come a long way since her days on Degrassi….lol….

  40. Jazz September 19, 2011 at 07:26 #

    my jaw DROPPED. she looks AMAZING!!! you were sooo right to start your post in caps FC! knockout indeed!! she’s definitely my best dressed. she’s gorgeous, this dress is gorgeous, the color works so well with her complexion and hair,and her figure looks fabulous! kudos nina!

  41. roxana September 19, 2011 at 07:28 #

    definitely the best dresses! STUNNING!

  42. Lilyana September 19, 2011 at 08:46 #

    OMG! Girl looks stunning! Gorgeous face, fantastic body, fabulous hair!

  43. robbie September 19, 2011 at 09:08 #

    looks like something kim kardashian would wear, not a fan of this look at all.

  44. Zee September 19, 2011 at 09:50 #

    Wow, the fit is perfect- flawless.

  45. Lucía September 19, 2011 at 10:17 #

    Perfection!

  46. Mary September 19, 2011 at 10:42 #

    I see how everyone loved this look and comletelly adore it and I admit her figure is perfect and the dress looks flawless on her. But I have a huge problem with her make up… It is way too heavy and at first I got a feeling that she was the 35 year old Nina from the future (or maybe Eva Longoria). It cold be her expression, or the photos that do her rong, but I’m definatelly a bit turned off by that. Such a beutiful dress could definatelly look more youthfull…

  47. Jones19 September 19, 2011 at 11:43 #

    What a knock out indeed! I thought she looked fantastic at the Emmy’s last year but wowza she upped her game big time. My favorite of the night.

  48. Maria Claudia September 19, 2011 at 12:15 #

    Usually I’m not very fan of her outfit choices. .but WOW..
    I’m completely speechless..

  49. goldfish September 19, 2011 at 13:33 #

    my favourite of the night.. not because the dress is that innovative, she just wears it to perfection. she is absolutely GORGEOUS! and definitely BDOTW contender even winner imho

  50. Mima September 19, 2011 at 13:36 #

    She looks gorgeous. When this dress appeared on tv I noticed that the ruffles at the bottom had a messy finishing:s

  51. Julie September 19, 2011 at 15:29 #

    She looks great, but I’d like this dress better without the weird flaps of fabric at the bottom. It looks like random patches were sewn on.

  52. Raquel September 19, 2011 at 15:30 #

    I really dislike the hair + necklace. I saw this and thought: Prom Queen!

  53. Kevin September 19, 2011 at 20:13 #

    Amazing. Best dressed of the night.

  54. maria September 19, 2011 at 20:42 #

    I die! FLAWLESS!

  55. beadingchef September 19, 2011 at 22:57 #

    Stunning, knocked it so far out of the ball park, loved the necklace.

  56. Sue Jin September 20, 2011 at 06:40 #

    Omygosh. this is the most beautiful she’s ever been! What a gorgeous dress and she is working it!

  57. Nitasha September 20, 2011 at 07:18 #

    3. Evan Rachel Wood
    2. Emily Blunt
    1. NINA DOBREV
    Who would’ve thought?

    • Fashion Critic September 20, 2011 at 08:11 #

      I know she surprised us all

  58. Sam September 20, 2011 at 07:41 #

    She is so beautiful wow!! Definitely best dressed for me!

  59. lola September 20, 2011 at 14:50 #

    WOW! nina, I didn’t know you could look this good..well better than good.

  60. Alina September 20, 2011 at 17:01 #

    STUNNING !!!

  61. Chanel December 6, 2011 at 20:43 #

    Oh. My. God. Can someone be more beautiful? There aren’t enough words to describe her. Nina is more than amazing, stunning and jaw-dropping.

    By the way, do you know what Brian Atwood Heels she wore? Because I can’t find any pictures of them at all!

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