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.

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

Chelsea Staub, in the still-popular Chantilly effect.

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.

Kate Flannery shows how it's done.

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

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

Ditto Andrea Bowen.

Jane Lynch: no-nonsense.

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

Keeping it simply elegant, we have Sara Ramirez.

And Rachael Harris, in safe, classic LBD.

Karina Smirnoff, not crediting her viewers with much imagination.

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

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

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



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