Best-dressed at the Emmys: summer brights take centre-stage

21 September 2009


While some of the Grazia team may or may not have been, ahem, throwing some shapes on the dancefloor at the Topshop party last night, Hollywood stars were out in their droves for the 61st annual Emmy Awards in downtown Los Angeles. And despite the fact that the ceremony traditionally signals the end of the summer awards season, supermodels, Gossip Girls and A-listers galore decked themselves out in a rainbow-coloured palette to walk the red carpet in style. Blake Lively was particularly smouldering in slashed scarlet Versace (while Leighton kept it demure in white), Drew Barrymore reminded women the world over how to pull out all the stops in her blush Monique Lhuillier gown, and Mad Men’s January Jones wins our best-dressed award hands down for her fabulously draped mint-green Versace dress with sculpted corset. But it wouldn’t be a proper Monday morning without a full round-up of our favourite outfits from the night, so take a deep, deep breath (and a big ol’ sip of that cappuccino) and see below for our favourites.

The Scarlet Ladies…

Debra Messing blake lively Hayden Panettiere

…Femme fatales Debra Messing, Blake Lively and Hayden Panettiere stole the show in daring bright floor-length frocks. And there wasn’t a single red-carpet clash in sight…
The Women in White…

January Jones Olivia Wilde leighton meester

January Jones wipes the floor with her beautiful Versace number, but Olivia Wilde’s Marchesa gown and Leighton Meester’s Grecian-inspired Bottega Veneta frock follow pretty closely behind.
The Golden Girls…

Jennifer Love Hewitt Jamie Lynn Siegler Sandra Oh

…Bringing some sunshine to the proceedings in strapless buttercream, Jennifer Love Hewitt reminded us all that the summer’s not over yet, while Jamie Lynn Siegler (in Donna Karan) and Grey’s Anatomy star Sandra Oh sizzled in sequins.
The Midnight Club…

Ginnifer Goodwin Christina Applegate Heidi Klum

… Deep purples, midnight blues and flattering LBD’s (that's long black dresses for the Emmys daaahling) were the order of the day for Ginnifer Goodwin, Christina Applegate and a heavily pregnant Heidi Klum. Divine.

The New Nudes…

drew barrymore Cat Deeley Chloe Sevigny

Drew Barrymore shimmers in her strapless Monique Lhuillier, Cat Deeley makes us tres fashionably proud to be British in her Alberta Ferretti frock, and the peach underskirt on Chloë Sevigny’s Isaac Mizrahi gown rock ups her fashion ante as usual. We love!

- Katie Jackson


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