Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Last night's grand (boring) event gave us all three fashion possibilities — in spades. Brace yourselves, and let's dissect.

The Good:


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Definitely in the top tier: Keri Russell's vintage Jean Louis Scherrer Haute Couture.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Toni Collette was another bright spot: her Valentino was both pretty and irreverent.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Rutina Wesley's evening print has a mid-century abstract vibe that makes you smile.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Arden Myrin was one of the few in a true mini - fit for a sugarplum fairy. (Or MAD TV.)


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Kiernan Shipka: sweetly lovely.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Emily Blunt went unusually soft in a Christian Dior gown that was pure pretty.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Emily Deschanel's plum-colored Max Azria Atelier was one of the most striking looks of the evening - a refreshing change from all the Old-Hollywood classicism (not that it wasn't lovely.)


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Carrie Preston's print was a vibrant bit of confidence.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

And Lauren Graham: refreshing and elegant in Yigal Azrouel.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

This being the Emmys, few repainted the wheel: the bulk of the "Good" definitely skewed safe - but this doesn't mean they weren't elegant. Exhibit A: Kyra Sedgwick's Monique Lhuillier.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Ditto Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in artfully accessorized Narciso Rodriguez.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Jenna Fischer comes into her own, gussying up classic chiffon with persimmon and paillettes.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Shaun Robinson also rocked saturated color - somehow stopping just short of over-accessorized.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Jenna Ushkowitz wore one of the evening's prettiest pops of color.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

On a lot of people, this much Escada abric could read as fussy; Julia Ormond's not a lot of people.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Jayma Mays went classic in Burberry.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Padma somehow never looks "basic," even in classic Carolina Herrera.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

You may have heard that "black is back." Edie Falco's chic Bottega Veneta will surely be produced as evidence.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

No one does regal like Jane Lynch when she tries: here she is in Ali Rahim.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Amber Riley was fabulously Grecian.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Also Olympian: Rose Byrne (although the Elsa Lanchester hair is...a strong choice.)


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Old Hollywood glam was not neglected: see Sarah Hyland's Pamella Roland silk charmeuse.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

If anyone comes by "bombshell" honestly, it's Mariska Hargitay, here in chiffon Vera Wang.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Brooke Burke goes classic glam.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

And Elisabeth Moss, in Donna Karan, has the bearing as well as the lines of a bygone era.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Amy Poehler, in Max Azria, was Nora Charles-elegant. (And yes, we do want to see her in a screwball!)


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Sparkle represented, never you worry. Claire Danes, in Armani Prive, was one of the evening's highlights in every sense.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Connie Britton is Rita Hayworth-slinky in custom Burberry.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Heather Morris may be a newbie, but you can't fault her commitment to sparkle motion!


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Wanda Sykes brings it up a few decades; does not turn down the glam.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Let's get to the riskier choices. I gotta say, kinda loving that Christina Hendricks went all-out in this Zac Posen. And how fab is the color?


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Now, this one's already controversial, with some alleging that January Jones' Versace swallows her. I disagree: and I like the risk.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

At this point, "princess" is kinda Dianna Agron's thing, and I'm digging the consistency - as well as the unabashed femininity of this Caroline Herrera.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Would it be a stretch to call Betty White's rainbow sherbert "good?" What, you want me to put her in "bad?" She compromises her comfort for no one!


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Now, there was a special category for those whose gowns left me cold but who worked them to such an extent that they still looked rad. Under this heading I'd put Tina Fey and her Oscar de la Renta.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

I'd put Lea Michele - also in Oscar! - here too.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

And Kelly Osborne: she's looking bombshell, but I can't get behind the shmatte!


The Bad:


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Risk: good. Being ready for an Aida walk-on? Also, I guess, good. And definitely nice to see Alexander McQueen represented!


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

I was wth Jewel's Murad until we hit the sash: pretty overload!


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Stephanie Pratt seems to have forgotten that the Emmys were tonight...likewise, her trousers.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

The fit of Kate Gosselin's bodice is somehow off; the whole thing gives her a slightly-inappropriate-chaperone vibe.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Slink AND metallics AND the clutch? The effect is somehow more "Goddess!" than old Hollywood!


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Kate Linder brazens out the awkward lengths.


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

In case you missed the vagina on the gown's bodice. (Lauren Sanchez, sexyface.)


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Dig Lo Bosworth's color, kinda digging the daffy secretary thing...but for the Emmys?


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Maria Menounos seems to feel, if a little embellishment's good...


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Y'know how I hated the dresses, but still had to give props to some of the "Goods?" How I wish I could do that for Kristen Wiig!


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

And Mindy Kaling! Because, obviously, this is all kinds of awesome.


The Encrusted:

Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

This movement needed its own category! Heidi Klum...


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Eva Longoria-Parker


Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

Kathy Griffin!


The Ugly:

Emmys Fashion Roundup: Good, Bad, And Ugly

The grand prize of the evening, without contest, goes to Rita Wilson's George Lucas special,

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