Red gowns ruled the red carpet at the 2011 Emmy Awards last night.

Stars usually avoid this bold hue in fear of fading into the background, but each star stood out.

My favourites were most definitely Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan and Kerry Washington in Zuhair Murad Couture.

Kate Winslet looked super chic in Elie Saab and Lea Michele opted for a scarlet Marchesa gown.

Adrianne Palicki in Dolce & Gabbana, Kathy Griffin in Oscar de la Renta, Angela Kinsey in Romona Keveza, Giuliana Rancic in Roberto Cavalli and Nancy O’Dell in Lorena Sarbu were all beautiful in the colour of the night.

Who was your favourite?

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