Kerry Washington, Lena Dunham and Gwen Stefani all upped their game on the red carpet
From Matthew McConaughey to Julia Roberts, every Hollywood mega-actor worth their salt has turned to telly at some point in the last year, which meant a seriously star-studded turn-outat the 66th Annual Primetime Emmys in LA last night. British Soap Awards, this ain’t.
And, naturally, with A-list names came some A-game gowns. While Breaking Bad, Sherlock and the like may have scooped all the real trophies, we’ve had our say on the night’s stand-out style winners.
Kerry’s done her fashion-savvy Scandal character Olivia Pope proud with this orange Prada column dress. She’s got the beauty styling spot on too, debuting a slick new lob (that’s a long bob for the uninitiated) and smoky blue eye make-up instead of boring black.
Think Lena’s tulle-tastic ombre Giambattista Valli Couture is too much? We agree it’s a Marmite look, but we certainly can’t stop looking at the shirt / gown hybrid number.
Gwen is actually glistening on her Emmys debut. Check out those epic Atelier Versace hardware details.
Another Girls girl in Giambattista Valli Couture. Allison’s gone for a more traditional red carpet cut than her co-star Lena, but still adds a pop of interesting off-kilter-ness with that canary yellow waistband.
Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks vamps it up in Marchesa. There’s a lot of fabric here but clever draping makes it hug in all the right places, emphasising her hourglass figure.
The striking silhouette of January’s off-balance Prabal Gurung number does all the work for her. Minimal accessories required.
Homeland star Claire’s also gone all Chris de Burgh on us, teaming her scarlet chiffon Givenchy dress with a simple matte red lip and easy hair.
Rejoice – someone who isn’t wearing red! Viola works colour like a pro in this jewelled Escada flute dress. The structured bodice and cap sleeves make it super-flattering.
Michelle’s tapped NYFW’s new favourite designer Rosie Assoulin for this cape / column combo gown. Great balance of dramatic silhouette and sleek lines.
A classic Elie Saab Goddess gown from red carpet veteran Ms Berry. More importantly though, just look at that bod.
See the gallery above for more great Emmy 2014 looks.