Emmys Red Carpet Fashion: The Gorgeous Looks You Have To See

From frothy and feminine (Kerry Washington in Marchesa) to sheer and sleek (Kate Mara in J. Mendel),TV's leading ladies hit the red carpet at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in gowns that ran the style gamut. 

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  • Nonetheless of course, certain trends emerged. For color palette, nude and blush reigned supreme—although blue made a strong showing as well. And columns and high leg silts were the clear winners in terms of silhouette. Then there were all those black and white dresses. Taken together they reminded one of Cecil Beaton's famous Ascot scene in My Fair Lady. Here, a look at our favorite our ensembles from the evening. Aren't they loverly?

  • Caire Danes
    Photo credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

    WHO: Claire Danes

    WHAT: Winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Homeland.

    WEAR: Armani Prive nude flared gown with tulle bodice embroidered with sequins; TODS clutch; Neil Lane jewelry. 

  • Rose Byrne
    Photo credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

    WHO: Rose Byrne

    WHAT: Attended with Bobby Cannavale, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Boardwalk Empire.

    WEAR: custom Calvin Klein Collection petal silk crepe sleeveless wrap halter top and skirt; Jimmy Choo Mini Tube clutch. 

  • January Jones
    Photo credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

    WHO: January Jones

    WHAT: Actress on Mad Men, Outstanding Drama Series nominee.

    WEAR: Givenchy dress.

  • Allison Williams
    Photo credit: Ralph Lauren

    WHO: Allison Williams

    WHAT: Actress on Girls, Outstanding Comedy Series nominee.

    WEAR: Ralph Lauren dress; Fred Leighton jewelry; Roger Vivier shoes.

  • Kerry Washington
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    WHO: Kerry Washington

    WHAT: Nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Scandal.

    WEAR: Marchesa blush empire waist gown with gold metallic lace bralet and blush tulle skirt and clutch; Fred Leighton jewelry. 

  • WHO: Elizabeth Moss

    WHAT: Actress on Mad Men, Outstanding Drama Series nominee.

    WEAR: Andrew Gn strapless gown with silk flower embroidered bodice; Rauwolf clutch; vintage Neil Lane jewelry; Casadei shoes. 

  • WHO: Kiernan Shipka

    WHAT: Actress on Mad Men, Outstanding Drama Series nominee.

    WEAR: Delpozo flared dress with silk print skirt and overskirt in hand-embroidered organza; EF Collection Mini Round Rainbow Moonstone Ring.

  • WHO: Aubrey Plaza

    WHAT: Actress on Parks and Recreation.

    WEAR: Marios Schwab dress; Rupert Sanderson black satin Hydra pumps. 

  • Taylor Schilling
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    WHO: Taylor Schilling

    WHAT: Actress on Orange is the New Black.

    WEAR: Thakoon custom white and cream colorblock silk column gown with front slit; Jorge Adeler ring; Neil Lane earrings, bracelet, and ring; Marina B 18K Toupies earrings, Stuart Weitzman shoes. 

  • WHO: Tina Fey

    WHAT: Nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy for 30 Rock.

    WEAR: Narciso Rodriguez dress, Roger Vivier Pilgrim clutch; Fred Leighton jewelry; Roger Vivier Bibendum sandals. 

  • WHO: Amy Poehler

    WHAT: Presenter

    WEAR: Brian Rennie for Basler silk crepe and chiffon gown; Irene Neuwirth jewelry. 

  • Kate Mara
    Photo credit: Jeff Vespa/WireImage

    WHO: Kate Mara

    WHAT: Actress on House of Cards, Outstanding Drama Series nominee.

    WEAR: J. Mendel nauge graphic lace long sleeve embroidered gown with silk crepe asymmetrical wrap skirt; Irene Neuwirth ring. 

  • WHO: Zooey Deschanel

    WHAT: Presenter

    WEAR: J. Mendel azure double faced mikadow crewneck column gown with side slit and bijoux embroidery at back neck; Chanel ring. 

  • Mindy Kaling
    Photo credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

    WHO: Mindy Kaling

    WHAT: Actress on The Mindy Project.

    WEAR: Edition by Georges Chakra short sleeve plum silk gown with embellished cut-out neckline. 

  • Robin Wright
    Photo credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

    WHO: Robin Wright

    WHAT: Actress on House of Cards, Outstanding Drama Series nominee.

    WEAR: Ralph Lauren Collection dress. 

  • Lena Dunham
    Photo credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage

    WHO: Lena Dunham

    WHAT: Nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Girls.

    WEAR: Prada turquoise silk gazar gown with a scattered coral rose print, red satin hard case clutch, and turquoise satin platform sandals. 

  • Michelle Dockery
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    WHO: Michelle Dockery

    WHAT: Nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Dowton Abbey.

    WEAR: Prada two-tone gown in ruby red duchesse satin and burgundy silk radzmire, red jeweled clutch, and black stain double-strap heels with red crystals. 

  • WHO: Anna Faris

    WHAT: Actress on Mom.

    WEAR: Monique Lhuillier dress; Fred Leighton jewelry; Jimmy Choo Lance sandals.

     

  • WHO: Julianne Hough

    WHAT: Attended with Derek Hough, winner of Outstanding Choreography for Dancing With The Stars.

    WEAR: Jenny Packham full length sequin, off-the shoulder Eau de nil tulle gown with Swarovski waist motif; Swarovski clutch; Jimmy Choo Kyak sandals. 

  • Cat Deeley
    Photo credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

    WHO: Cat Deeley

    WHAT: Nominee for Outstanding Host For a Reality or Reality Competition Program for So You Think You Can Dance.

    WEAR: Giorgio Armani dress; Jimmy Choo Cayla clutch; Forevermark jewelry; Jimmy Choo Viola platform sandals. 

  • Emilia Clarke
    Photo credit: Lester Cohen/WireImage

    WHO: Emilia Clarke

    WHAT: Nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Game of Thrones.

    WEAR: Donna Karan Atelier dress; Rauwolf clutch; Norman Silver for Forevermark bracelet, Forevermark ring; Charlotte Olympia heels.

  • Connie Britton
    Photo credit: Naeem Khan

    WHO: Connie Britton

    WHAT: Nomine for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for Nashville.

    WEAR: Naeem Khan peacock blue strapless panne velvet gown with antique gold ottoman embroidery. 

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