It is so on — Emmy week, that is! And at the Audi/Chopard EMMY week red carpet style kick-off party held at L.A.'s Cecconi's Restaurant (did we get enough brand names in there?), the who's-who of prime-time got seriously slick.

The Emmy Red-Carpet Run-upS

Matthew Morrison has the perpetual air of the "cool" uncle who moonlights in an amateur jazz combo.


The Emmy Red-Carpet Run-upS

Chelsea Staub, in the still-popular Chantilly effect.


The Emmy Red-Carpet Run-upS

Heather McDonald, in the perennial (and huge for fall) leopard - which, for all of what the mags tell us, still has a distinct whiff of the Siegfried and Roys about it when not done judiciously.


The Emmy Red-Carpet Run-upS

Kate Flannery shows how it's done.


The Emmy Red-Carpet Run-upS

Cheryl Hines, slighmtly overwhelmed by this heap of Swiss meringue.


The Emmy Red-Carpet Run-upS

But giant-sized frills were a theme of the evening. Check out Nicole Scherzinger.


The Emmy Red-Carpet Run-upS

Ditto Andrea Bowen.


The Emmy Red-Carpet Run-upS

Jane Lynch: no-nonsense.


The Emmy Red-Carpet Run-upS

Jayma Mays with husband Adam Campbell: she's turning into a real red-carpet star!


The Emmy Red-Carpet Run-upS

Keeping it simply elegant, we have Sara Ramirez.


The Emmy Red-Carpet Run-upS

And Rachael Harris, in safe, classic LBD.


The Emmy Red-Carpet Run-upS

Karina Smirnoff, not crediting her viewers with much imagination.


The Emmy Red-Carpet Run-upS

Jessica Lowndes, in what looks like logo luggage made dress.


The Emmy Red-Carpet Run-upS

Tia Mowry, one of the few here to essay a print. Props for that, but they can indeed be tricky!


The Emmy Red-Carpet Run-upS

As Michael Kors would say, Kathy Griffin is skewing decidedly mother-of-the-bride.

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