64th Emmy Awards 2012 – Hits & Misses

The awards season was underway last night with the 64th Emmy Awards and although drawn out, as usual, the best part of it all was the fashion.  Now mind you, one would think these Hollywood starlets would dazzle as brightly as the coveted Emmy awards statue but unfortunately, very few did which caused a pinched nerve on my neck from shaking my head so furiously and thinking, ‘WTF’?

That being said, I rounded up a few of many of the evening’s fashion faux pas as seen here.

First we have Hayden Panettiere in Marchesa which although a great fit, her dress looked like it was just the bottom shell and she just happened to get tangled up in some tulle, cut the end + walked onto the red carpet.  Lucy Lui however, as much as I love her + think she’s one of the most beautiful women in the world, her Versace gown looked too comical + too much like a disco ball – I’ve never seen sequins so large – have you?!  Nicole Kidman’s Antonio Berardi dress, although sparkly and I love me some sparkle, made me yawn and Ashley Judd’s hair, just made my eyes sting causing me not to be able to see past her shoulders which as you can see, was not much of a loss anyway.

The hits of the evening were few and far between but here are my ultimate faves.

Edie Falco killed it in Stella McCartney with color blocking punctuated by a cutout back and gold belt.  Allison Smith of ‘GIRLS’ nailed it in Oscar de la Renta.  Kelly Osborne made me melt in her lavender melange made up by her Zac Posen dress all the way up to her lavender-grey coif.  And Ellen Degeneres looked absolutely gorgeous in her Valentino suit.

But with the mention of Allison Smith of ‘GIRLS’,  a show I vowed never to watch amidst all the press before airing and yet found myself glued to the TV every Sunday night (dvr my ass!), I was disappointed.

Lena Dunham has definitely wowed me before when she paired an emerald green Wes Gordon dress with bright pink heels at the Met Ball yet here, I was confused.  Although she looks beautiful and her Prada dress is too, I think it was ill-fitting for her body type.  Maybe if the waistline had been dropped a tad or a less full skirt, it wouldn’t have looked as if the dress was wearing her.  Then there’s poor Zosia Mamet in a black + white Bibhu Mohapatra directional number which I felt was too mature for her, accessorized by a hairstyle that didn’t help.

In the end, it made for good television, on mute!

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