I’ve been away from the blog for several months, for which I apologize. Whilst I’ve been gone, I’ve discovered that my love for the Fashion has waned. Perhaps it’s just that tonight’s Emmy red carpet underwhelmed, but not a lot stood out for me. It seemed everyone was wearing different iterations of the same dress (the Generic Column™). This has happened before, and as before I will refrain from a full slate of Fluffy Fashion Awards, as there was not enough variation to fill out the categories, or even to make me feel cheerful. Even my most reliable and stalwart carpet heroines, like Sofia Vergara, Laverne Cox, Tatiana Maslany and Ellie Kemper, looked like some more of the same old same old. So anyway, here are the looks that actually made somewhat of an impression on me.
Sarah Hyland in Monique Lhullier
I’ll admit I’ve never been a big fan of the Fake Dress, by which I mean a pantsuit with a train. Emma Watson wore one a couple of years ago that I trashed mercilessly; It didn’t help that Emma’s looked like a traffic cone in both cut and color. That this one feels like a breath of fresh air says something about the dearth of originality tonight.
Priyanka Chopra in Jason Wu
Emilia Clarke in Atelier Versace
Yes, it’s a column, but it’s saved from the slush pile by virtue of its construction and detail. The slight shimmer as well as the shirring make this nude gown look poured onto Khaleesi’s bod like wet paint. Very eye-catching, and very well-played.
Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la Renta
Kristen Bell in Zuhair Murad
This one is my best of the evening. Ball gowns are my favorite silhouette, and Kristen’s has a distinctly classic, princessy vibe with the subtly twinkling flower garden pattern, as well as a modern flair with the plunging neckline and beachy hairstyle. In a word, perfect.
The Emmys are kind of the warmup for award season, so you’ll be seeing more posts from me in the near future. Again, sorry for becoming so remiss as to new articles and such, and if you’re still following, hope you enjoyed. Tootles…