19.09.11 Best Dressed

Who Was Your Best Dressed At The 2011 Emmy Awards?

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Kristin Cavallari's Zac Posen Stretch Duchesse Gown

Kristin Cavallari’s Zac Posen Stretch Duchesse Gown

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71 Responses to Who Was Your Best Dressed At The 2011 Emmy Awards?

  1. shap_half September 19, 2011 at 21:04 #

    I’m shocked Julie Bowen didn’t make the cut. She was, along with Anna Paquin, my favorite.

  2. Coco September 19, 2011 at 21:05 #

    Julie Bowen should be on this list, and winning.

  3. Elena September 19, 2011 at 21:05 #

    My favorite was actually Martha Plimton, but I can’t find who did her dress. Any clue, FC?

    From this list, I think Nina in DK just looks divine…

    So many good choices though, it was a hard pick!

    • Fashion Critic September 19, 2011 at 23:23 #

      Zac Posen. I missed this one

      • noo September 19, 2011 at 23:40 #

        did u like martha FC, i thought she best represented zac posen very well and she is stunning on the whole, i hope she gets nominated for a golden globe and a sag award because i want more from her :D

        • Fashion Critic September 20, 2011 at 07:21 #

          yes she did look good…so many dresses that it sometimes hard to see all and feature all

        • noo September 20, 2011 at 10:55 #

          of course, poor thing you must be exhausted with fashion month coverage and all the red carpet events!

      • Elena September 20, 2011 at 12:51 #

        I would not have guessed Zach Posen, So pretty! Thanks, FC, and great job!

    • DivaDebbi (blog) September 20, 2011 at 03:37 #

      Loved Martha’s dress too!
      Thanks for identifying F.C.

    • Emmeline September 20, 2011 at 06:02 #

      I agree with Martha Plimpton! My jaw dropped when I saw her walk up onstage, she looked absolutely amazing.

    • Jen September 20, 2011 at 14:06 #

      +1. Martha looked amazing.

  4. justme September 19, 2011 at 21:09 #

    I’m torn between Emily and Kerry.
    And I see that TVD fans are in the building lol.

    • Tahlia September 19, 2011 at 23:42 #

      I don’t think you need to be a VD fan to know that she is smokin’ here! She set the bar early as I was comparing everyone else to her. I was torn between picking her or Emily, but as I expect Emily to always look great, I voted Nina. So many gorgeous gowns!

  5. Francesca September 19, 2011 at 21:11 #

    Nina Dobrev! She totally nailed it and it’s not something you are used to when it comes to her, so it is a very pleasant surprise!

    • ahot September 20, 2011 at 09:19 #

      I totally second that! Her attitude matches the gown, & she is absolutely breathtaking.
      I also adore Kerry´s look here, i think it ´s one of those memorable looks like Zoe Saldana´s Givenchy moment @ the Oscars a few years ago. Wunderbar!

  6. noo September 19, 2011 at 21:14 #

    my best dressed was aubey plaza in juan carlos obando, my favorite in red is kerry washington :D

    thank you so much to FC and Zarina for the wonderful coverage!

    • rebecca o September 20, 2011 at 03:26 #

      I agree. Aubrey looked amazing.

  7. Naomi September 19, 2011 at 21:19 #

    Cobie Smulders, by a mile!
    Perfection from head to toe.

  8. Edson September 19, 2011 at 21:37 #

    Sofia Vergara looked Amazing she was my favourite, why didn’t you put Kate Winslet or Naya Rivera they look gorgeous to.
    And i was reading you last post of Emmy Rossum in wich you said you challenge everyone at the Emmys to beat her. So did the girls at the Emmys beat Emmy Rossum, because there where amazing looks on the red carpet. Great blog :)

  9. TY September 19, 2011 at 21:46 #

    Martha Plimpton in that amazing Zac Posen was my favorite.

    • noo September 19, 2011 at 22:35 #

      she made my top 3 :D after aubrey plaza and kerry washington! my 4th pick is to my surprise kelly osbourne (i think also in zac posen)

      • Hannah September 19, 2011 at 23:41 #

        Kelly Osbourne did looks so so good, her gown was stunning, and even though sometimes the pouting was overt and painful, she wore the dress well, adn was well styled. Honestly I was shocked. It was, I believe, a J. Mendel Gown.

  10. Mahima September 19, 2011 at 21:48 #

    Nina for sure.

  11. Elizabeth September 19, 2011 at 21:50 #

    This might have been the easiest red carpet decision for me to make…Nina Dobrev looks absolutely spectacular. I give major props to Kerry Washington and Gwyneth Paltrow though.

  12. Claire September 19, 2011 at 22:03 #

    Tough choice they are all very beautiful. I think Nina Dobrev is the obvious choice, but I went with Claire Danes for the originality of the print.

  13. Nat39 September 19, 2011 at 22:08 #

    Missed the whole thing, unfortunately, just trying to catch up now. The 1st look that stood out immediately is Nina Dobrev`s – absolutely SUPERB! Gorgeous silhouette, marvelous origami-style detailing (it`s not your ordinary mermaid gown), the folds done so tastefully, plus the red colour, pretty hair, accessories – hits very perfect 10 for me.

  14. Dee September 19, 2011 at 22:19 #

    Nina Dobrev by a landslide was my favourite

  15. Marvel September 19, 2011 at 22:36 #

    Favorite is Colbie. I loved the whole package. Im not at all surprised Nina is winning as her look is flawless but I just LOVE Colbie’s dress colour. I do hope she becomes a firm RCFA regular.

  16. Lucía September 19, 2011 at 22:58 #

    Nina Dobrev. She just really stands out above the others

  17. Teleholic September 19, 2011 at 22:59 #

    Someone mentioned ‘TVD’ fans being in the building, I don’t think that’s it. Nina just got it OH SO RIGHT. It’s not just the dress but the way she’s carrying herself, the confidence, that make her stand out among a sea of red and that make her the best dressed. Everyone else was almost perfect too but Nina blew them out of the water.

  18. Alexandra September 19, 2011 at 23:00 #

    HOW DO I CHOOSE? I just can’t!

  19. oh September 19, 2011 at 23:03 #

    minka kelly for me.

  20. Teleholic September 19, 2011 at 23:07 #

    One more thing- was anyone else surprised at how many GOOD black dresses there were?

    Evan Rachel Wood, Anna Paquin, Aimee Teegarden, Maria Menounos, Kaley Cuoco, Naya Rivera, Michelle Forbes, Gretchen Mol, Lena Headey, even Carrie Ann Inaba, all had nice black looks. I was surprised. Black dresses are usually boring but these ladies are stepping it up.

    • molly September 19, 2011 at 23:32 #

      Extreamly. Even the ones with really no detail at all were still exciting. I really didnt mind all the black last night because everyone looked so good in their gowns.

    • noo September 19, 2011 at 23:41 #

      melissa leo also wore black, but it had a pattern on it :D thankfully she didn’t walk the red carpet or present because i hated what i saw of it on the telecast!

    • DivaDebbi (blog) September 20, 2011 at 03:39 #

      Agree 100%. Well done all.

  21. molly September 19, 2011 at 23:18 #

    Im willing to bet that everyone here would hate Ninas look if they saw a close up of the bottem. The hem is sloppy and as Ross Matthews said “It looks like a sleeping bag”. I want to love the dress but I can stop picturing the awful bottom. Plus, I am so sick of red gowns right now. She was great at first, but when everyone started showing up, she quickly faded into the backround.
    Evan was the only one who really stood out last night.
    I loved Rachael Taylors look, but I think it would look better if she had darker hair. She looks a bit washed out.

  22. Hannah September 19, 2011 at 23:48 #

    I actually really, really shocked myself and went for Rachael Taylor. I jsut adore the dress, it is so new but classic, and her hair, makeup, vibe, attitude, everything work so perfectly and so in harmony that I couldn’t have picked anyone else. She also reminds me so much of Elisha Cuthbert froma distance Cobie was obviously my second choice, but I had to nit-pick adn the fabric could have used more structure around the bust (pathetic excuse but I can only pick one). Nina Dobrev was my second runner-up, because there was too much red, she wore atwood heels, and the necklace wasn’t my favourite ever. Again it-picking. Thanks for all teh hard work FC, I am SUPER impressed, as always, with your amazing awards show coverage. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did, and I hope you enjoy the rest of fashion week, ad milan and paris!

    • Fashion Critic September 20, 2011 at 07:20 #

      Yes I did enjoy it for once.

      Emmys don’t always bring out such fashion choices.

  23. catdog September 19, 2011 at 23:52 #

    Thank you so much for your hard work. Emmys, NYFW,
    LFW… this blog has never been so active and fun! My favorite is Cara Buono’s customade Donna Karan.

    • Fashion Critic September 20, 2011 at 07:19 #

      my pleasure

  24. Laura September 20, 2011 at 00:22 #

    I’d love to see a poll where FC just put all the celebs in there so people couldn’t say “Why didn’t you put x in the poll?” That’d be chaos.

    I gotta be honest, I wasn’t wowed but the Emmy’s RC. There weren’t a lot of big mistakes, but there wasn’t a lot of edgy memorable dresses IMO. I was between Nina Dobrev and Cobie Smulders, but I went with Nina because that dress didn’t look comfortable. Gotta give it to the girl for sacrificing for fashion.

  25. slashdot September 20, 2011 at 00:25 #

    I thought Elizabeth McGovern and Michelle Dockery were flawless!
    Nina Dobrev’s outfit does stand out, mostly because it makes her look so statuesque (literally!), but I feel like there’s something off about it. The bottom of the dress seems too heavy in comparison to the top. But the Emmy’s definitely were an overload of red dresses.

  26. Jasmine September 20, 2011 at 01:13 #

    nina of course! she’s STUNNING

  27. Juliet September 20, 2011 at 02:17 #

    I can,t decide Nina or EVan to be my best, IVote for EVan, who can make a black dress not boring.

  28. june September 20, 2011 at 02:22 #

    this year’s has been boring. it’s going to colbie or sofia for wearing a gorgeous colour that wasn’t red or nude

  29. He zihao September 20, 2011 at 02:38 #

    FC,Monica Bellucci and Fan Bingbing attend the Cartier “Sortilege de Cartier” in Rome.they are so amazing and i think you can find some news about it.
    i think if their gown appear in BDTW. they will become best choice

  30. rebecca o September 20, 2011 at 03:30 #

    I thought Aubrey Plaza was the best dressed of the night, but from this list I go for Claire Danes. I can’t remember the last time I liked her look as much as this one.

    I really missed seeing January Jones on this red carpet.

  31. Kath September 20, 2011 at 03:38 #

    I think this has been the hardest poll in a very long time! I;m so torn! I have a 4-way tie between Rachael, Anna, Even and Kerry :) Love them all so much! Excellent coverage once again FC xx

    • Fashion Critic September 20, 2011 at 07:16 #

      thank you

  32. Linda September 20, 2011 at 03:40 #

    Kerry Washington.

  33. Parvati September 20, 2011 at 04:14 #

    The winner for me is Evan Rachel Wood. She looked just AMAZING.

  34. Louisa September 20, 2011 at 08:05 #

    Gwyneth was my real first choice!

  35. CreoleLady September 20, 2011 at 08:10 #

    Black, blue, red and champagne – interesting that so many wore one of these colors on this red carpet. Had to go with Sofia Vergara from this list although Gretchen Mol was my overall favorite.

    I can see why some might consider this a boring red carpet; a lot of classic silhouettes in one of four colors. I found it refreshingly well tailored and generally gauche-free based on the looks featured on this blog.

  36. Lilyana September 20, 2011 at 09:04 #

    Nina killed it! She looks absolutely jaw-droppingly beautiful!

  37. Mol September 20, 2011 at 09:12 #

    Evan Rachel Wood, she just stood out for me.

  38. robbie September 20, 2011 at 11:04 #

    cobie. everything was gorgeous and that colour is insanely beautiful.

  39. bec September 20, 2011 at 11:23 #

    Martha Plimpton totally blew me away in her amazing Zac Posen gown! And Aubrey Plaza looked divine as well! But my favourite from the list has to be Cobie Smulders! Perfection from head to toe…I hope this is a sign of things to come for her, her Avengers promo tour could be very exciting indeed!! :) :)

    • bec September 20, 2011 at 11:26 #

      P.S Did you like Kristen Wiig’s Zac Posen gown? I cant decide if I like it or hate it haha! :)

      • Fashion Critic September 20, 2011 at 12:44 #

        not really.

  40. Carmen September 20, 2011 at 12:18 #

    My favorite is Martha Plimpton and Evan Rachel Wood.Cobie Smulders looks really good too.
    Thanks for al the pics and info.

  41. Jones19 September 20, 2011 at 12:20 #

    It’s a tough choice between two of my favorite TV actresses Nina Dobrev and Cobie Smulders. I went with Nina, she really wowed me and she’s never done that before. Slam dunk.

  42. Rita September 20, 2011 at 13:17 #

    Evan Rachel Green! Her dress is to die for and her attitude and pose is perfect for it. I’ve been waiting to see that dress on the red carpet, Elie Saab never dissapoints. The second place goes to Kerry Washington in Zuhair Murad, just stunning.

  43. Stephanei September 20, 2011 at 13:24 #

    Kate! What happened to Kate Winslet? I thought she looked effortlessly gorgeous!!!

  44. Mick September 20, 2011 at 14:31 #

    It is hard choice, there were some real great outfits (and some really bad ones too!). Nina Dobrev looked great, but the dress is really not my style.. Among the ones you picked here, I really liked Anna Paquin and Evan Rachel Wood. My other favorites were Julie Bowen, Aubrey Plaza and Martha Plimpton.
    Anyways, great coverage as usual!

  45. Alina September 20, 2011 at 17:14 #

    Cobie Smulders in Alberta Ferretti.

    Who was your favourite , FC ?

    Thanks for the coverage !

    • Fashion Critic September 20, 2011 at 17:30 #

      Nina

  46. EightyJane September 20, 2011 at 22:41 #

    I might have chosen Kerry Washington if she didn’t look so emaciated. She’s still beautiful, but what happened to her?!

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