Hayden Panettiere In Marchesa – 2012 Emmy Awards

Hayden Panettiere was the first person to showcase a Spring 2013 runway look on the red carpet at the 2012 Emmy Awards, held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday evening.

The petite blonde went with red-carpet favourite Marchesa for the occasion.

Giving us our first red-carpet peek at the designer’s Spring 2013 Bollywood-themed collection, Hayden looked lovely in a gold-embroidered gown with blue tulle overlay.

A voluminous topknot, unfortunately, adds a bit of unnecessary fuss to the look.

A sleek ‘do would have been much preferred.

A gold Judith Leiber clutch completed her look.

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28 Responses to Hayden Panettiere In Marchesa – 2012 Emmy Awards

  1. Christine September 24, 2012 at 00:24 #

    Too much fabric for the petite actress. She looks beautiful but the dress will look even more gorgeous on someone who can carry this dress.

  2. Cindy September 24, 2012 at 00:26 #

    This dress is amazing, but something is missing. Maybe it’s the hair, but looking at the model, maybe it’s just that she really needs earrings.

  3. Rachel W. September 24, 2012 at 00:26 #

    She’s a short girl and this dress isn’t doing her any favors.

  4. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) September 24, 2012 at 00:26 #

    Too busy. Trying to remember the last Marchesa gown I liked…

    • tiffany September 24, 2012 at 22:27 #

      ding! ding! ding! they are really feeling themselves over at marchesa cuz just adding details isn’t design. think EDIT.

  5. noo September 24, 2012 at 00:26 #

    The hair is forgiven when the dress is gorgeous!

  6. Jones19 September 24, 2012 at 00:28 #

    Such a pretty gown and Hayden wears it well. Gorgeous.

  7. Nat39 September 24, 2012 at 00:31 #

    The gown skims her figure beautifully but I´m not sure it suits her persona.

  8. robbie September 24, 2012 at 00:34 #

    personally i think the dress looks a mess on her.

  9. Yeliz September 24, 2012 at 00:37 #

    The topknot doesn’t really bother me, she looks great.

  10. Grace Patricia September 24, 2012 at 00:38 #

    I like it despite not being a Marchesa or tulle fan.

  11. Odette September 24, 2012 at 00:52 #

    Topknot aside this look is perfect.

    Marchesa isn’t the best at working with tulle, as many of their tulle creations have been lost-in-translation from the runway, but this works well.

  12. Taylor September 24, 2012 at 01:02 #

    She is not tall enough for this dress.

  13. Jess September 24, 2012 at 01:39 #

    this dress would be great with a waist cinching belt

  14. Moxie September 24, 2012 at 02:39 #

    To paraphrase one of the interviewers – that is a lot of fabric. Too much fabric for little Hayden. I liked a lot of the bollywood collection, but this one feels like a beautiful gold dress hiding behind a lot of blue tulle.

  15. carolina September 24, 2012 at 02:43 #

    I disagree about a belt, as I really love the Indian references in this collection, especially the way the sheer tulle creates body-emphasizing lines by itself without being a bandage dress. But she really needs to have a sleeker chignon, something like that, to make this work. The dress is elegant, and she’s not really giving it its due.

  16. EmmaWoodhouse September 24, 2012 at 02:50 #

    I’m not usually a fan of Hayden on the RC, but I love this dress. So beautiful, one of the best so far. The hair is wrong (a sleek French twist would have been great) but the dress is gorgeous.

  17. Amber September 24, 2012 at 03:08 #

    the dress doesnt really work for her

  18. Tamara Hussary September 24, 2012 at 03:29 #

    I am saree I had to see that.

  19. anna September 24, 2012 at 03:35 #

    I really like this look on her. After years of watching her dress like she was 65 years old, this is a nice change of pace.

  20. Aline September 24, 2012 at 06:41 #

    I don’t know what it is with Hayden that, even though most times I like what she is wearing, I don’t like it on her. Maybe she lacks the “I’m a Hollywood star” factor.

  21. Noemi September 24, 2012 at 09:27 #

    This is one my favorite pieces of the collection and I really hoped to see worn by somebody like Kate Beckinsale. I don’t want to be mean, but it’s too perfect for her. The hairstyle is so… useless. I’m disappointed.

  22. Niki September 24, 2012 at 10:22 #

    I adore this dress. Seriously, I wanted to declare my undying love when I first saw it in the collection. While Hayden looks beautiful, I had wanted someone like Charlize Theron, Kate Beckinsale or Diane Kruger, someone with a bit more height and a bit more presence and grace, to wear it. She looks lovely, but this could have been a show-stopper… *sigh*

  23. TeaAtTwo September 24, 2012 at 12:28 #

    I’m not a fan of the Marchesa collection but I think she looks quite nice. The hair is fine to me.

  24. justme September 24, 2012 at 12:51 #

    I haven’t said this about a Marchesa creation in awhile but this dress is beautiful. I’m not sure I like it on Hayden though. I think the gown needs someone curvier to really come to life.

  25. Sophia September 24, 2012 at 13:30 #

    the Marchesa dress is indeed gorgeous. i agree with niki about the height factor.

  26. lu September 24, 2012 at 17:38 #

    I like the dress and I think Hayden looks great, hair included.

  27. Alina September 24, 2012 at 17:42 #

    Gorgeous!

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