Emmy’s Best and Worst Dressed

Monday, September 19, 2011 | Around Town, Campaigns

Last night the 63th Primetime Emmy Awards recognized the finest in television programming. And while host Jane Lynch’s musical intro left us positively enthralled (who doesn’t have a soft spot for Glee’s curmudgeonly Sue Sylvester?), the view from the red carpet left us a little…well…puzzled. For starters, we were pleasantly surprised to see how many stars traded their LBDs for LRDs (Little Red Dresses). But colors aside, nothing prepared us for the more provocative and outlandish outfits in store. Here’s a look at the night’s fashion highs and lows.

Best Dressed
First, the good news. Of the Little Red Dress crowd, The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev takes the crown in her stunning, scarlet Donna Karan number. Simple yet sophisticated, her hip-hugging gown tapered to a train of layered ruffles that was confidently glamorous without being pretentious. Right at her heels was the voluptuous Modern Family star, Sofia Vergara, whose form-fitting Vera Wang dress left us speechless.

Worst Dressed
Where to start? The Good Wife star Julianna Marguiles might have made it to our Best Dressed list if it weren’t for the bizarrely bedazzled bodice (try saying that five times fast) of her otherwise elegant strapless Armani gown. But Marguiles fashion folly pales in comparison to Paz De La Huerta’s red carpet fiasco. From her rip-torn, too-revealing pink Versace dress to her birdnest hair and goth girl makeup, the Boardwalk Empire star stole the scene—but for all the wrong reasons.

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