Emmys 2012 WERQ: Lucy Liu in Versace

Posted on September 24, 2012

Dearly beloved, let us start the day off with a prayer.


Lucy Liu attends the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in a Versace dress paired with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and a Giuseppe Zanotti clutch.

Versace Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Lindsey Wixson



Oh, and you WERQ that fierce-as-shit robot-girl dress, Miss Lucy! Sci-fi snaps.



[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]

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  • Beardslee


    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Indeed!  Perfect!  Ageless…

      • Sobaika

        Liu is pretty ageless, she looks the same (better?) than her Charlie’s Angels days.

        And that dress! Robo-fierce 🙂

    • Cathy S

       Yes, exactly!

  • GorgeousThings

    Give it up for Donatella, too. She may look scary beyond all reason, but she can design some serious fierceness!

    • Versace is not for everyone but Miss Liu here is the perfect client, with a sharp edge.

  • lovin’ it!

  • RzYoung

    Blimey, you boys are up early! I hope you’re mainlining coffee and working on those Emmy posts for us 😉

    Lucy Liu is so perfect, this dress is killer, I feel like she should be strutting down the catwalk while George Michael sings in the background

  • Violina23

    Reminds me of the Futurama episode where Fry illegally downloads a Lucy Liu bot, makes copies, and then they try to take over the world. #NerdAlert

    (Seriously, she looks awesome though!)

    • Exactly! Nerd snaps all the way around.

    • save_the_hobbit

       I will never not think of that episode when I think of her.

  • She served fierceness! Brilliantly done!

  • xmixiex

    oh WERQ. damn! and amen!

  • Scarlet39

    Personally, I don’t like the dress.  However, she does look amazing.  Hair, accessories, jewelery are all just right. 

  • MilaXX

    Loved this look. And she gets props for wearing a metal dress in what was reportedly pretty hot weather. WERQ indeed

  • afabulous50

    My first thought was Holy Smokes!!

  • Jordan Brodley

    I was very wrong when I thought that this dress may be vintage Mugler, but dayum bitch. work it out. 

  • That is seriously AMAZING.

  • Targettaste

    Maybe a WERQ as a red carpet look from afar, but in the close up it looks like a Project Runway nontraditional materials (hardware store) challenge that needed editing.

  • e jerry powell

    I was thinking more retro chain mail than futuristic robot girl.  And after Zooey Deschanel’s dress got caught on it…

  • Corsetmaker

    I would love to get close to that mesh fabric and find out if it’s doing the work on it’s own or if it’s supported on something stronger. It looks quite sheer. Interesting.
    She looks great.

    • Sartorial_She

       It was subtly sheer–but sheer nonetheless–when she was on stage to present. The entire skirt was see-through.

      • Corsetmaker

        It looks like the underdress/corsetry stops at the thigh, you can see it as the model walks. I make sheer corsets and there aren’t many sheer fabrics that are strong enough. Basically that dress is a masterpiece of construction and I’d kill to see the insides of it!

  • kayleymaybe

    Love it.  Concerned for how she managed to sit in it, but love it still.

  • I’m even forgiving what I suspect are platforms under it. Poor girl is so wee she had to wear something chunky and you probably couldn’t take it up without pliers.

    • AnneElliot

      Yes, I noticed at the ceremony she was wearing ENORMOUS platforms, but she’s tiny.  

  • I love it!!

  • Melissa Brogan

    That bustline is bizarre, but whatever. Lucy Liu is working the hell out of that dress.

  • This is one of the few memorable in a good way dresses of the night. Good for Lucy bringing some drama to the carpet.

  • Lucy Liu is just a gorgeous, gorgeous woman. And she gained my respect as an actress after her stint on “SouthLAnd”. She was damn near flawless. I wished she was recognized for her work on that show.

  • Judy_S

    A true WERQ. She looks spectacular, in a dress that is very much all-or-nothing.

  • neofashionista

    Love this
    The new super size sequence is interesting but fresh
    If only we could all never age like ms lucy!!!

  • NCDFan

    When I saw this my jaw dropped, it’s totally fierce. 

  • Spicytomato1

    She is so beautiful, and I love how this dress gives her an edge. Plus, I give her major bonus points for rocking a ponytail in a way that doesn’t look post-gym-like. Perfection. Other celebs: take note.

    • sweetestsith

       It looks like it was actually *gasp* styled! I do hope other ladies take note, her pony is perfect and it’s a nice compliment/contrast/whatever to the dress.

      • out for a walk

        Totally agree. I think her hair generally looks great – props to her hair stylist!

  • Vaniljekjeks

    STUNNING!  This is a WERQ+.  Everyone else should just bow.

  • megohd

    Better on her than on the model. Gotta love that.

    • natalia osiatynska

      That was my first thought, too. It’s a special kind of WERQ unto itself, showing up the model like that!

  • What a great way to start the day, she looks perfect! 

  • I love seeing a crazy dress being WERQ’d. She nailed it. 

  • Holy sweet God, she gets best-dressed hands DOWN.

  • Amazing!  

  • kalisa

    Fug Girls said it was totally see-through. 

  • she looked fantastic! but, it was totally see-through. wonder if she knew that up-front.

  • Beam me up Scotty!

  • janierainie


  • As you say, this is a dress for professionals, and Miss Lucy is getting her PhD. here.

  • piecesofconfetti

    She looks a little stiff, but otherwise gorgeous. I think I see platform shoes under that dress though. Sigh.

  • PeggyOC

    I, for one, welcome our robot overlords and will gladly wear their uniform.   Fierce as hell.

  • Lilithcat

    Space Barbie!

  • Preaching to the choir! This is amazing. Lucy looks awesome.

  • Judy_J

    I literally gasped when I saw this!  Spectacular!

  • janetjb


  • why is she carrying a thermos?

  • Mary229

    Her skin looks absolutely luminous.  Ageless.   Stunning.  Wow.

  • filmcricket

    So glad to see her step away from the girly stuff she usually wears and really BRING IT. Look of the night, for me. Disco-bot fabulousness!

  • twocee

    Yea!  I LOVED that dress last night, and I get stupidly happy when TLo agrees with me 🙂

  • Gorgeous. Perfect makeup. 

    But I’m still not going to watch her new show. Benedict Cumberbatch is all the Sherlock I need.

  • crackineggs

    Man, talk about sacrificing your body!  That must have hurt to wear, but it looks awesome.

    • meowing

      Can you imagine sitting down in it, and for nearly 4 hours at that.  Ouch, the price of beauty.

  • That is one glorious column of AWESOME.

  • Museum worthy… the entire package!

  • KA-POW!!!! 

  • BarbaraNovak

    James VanDerBeek tweeted that she jingled when she walked past.   Visual and aural impact -I love it!

  • Anathema_Device

    Her boobs have angry eyes, and still the whole look is fabulous.

  • Lisa Dugan

    That is a crazy awesome and awesomely crazy dress.

  • Love

  • BazoDee

    Amazing! (although I do hate just knowing she’s wearing platforms with these) 

  • EEKstl

    It’s just…perfection.  Her hair is amazing, great choice.

  • ChristinaRi

    She looks like a perfect little botoxed  warrior princess.    She’s really lovely.   I wonder who else could have worn that dress so perfectly.

  • Zippypie

    As much as I can’t stand Lucy Lui, she is fierce in this dress!  Damn!  Everything is perfect.  Now the only problem I had with this dress was that it was SHEER onstage.  Ooooops!

  • Trisha26

    One of my faves of last night. Totally outrageous but gorgeous.

  • Maybe my favorite dress of the night. I though the colors were reflections, but now i see they are part of the dress. Metropolis realness!

  • That’s Versace? It could totally pass for Gaultier. I think her hair should be crazier, but she’s hot!

  • eruannalle

    My absolute favourite look of the whole night. I actually gasped when I saw her! She just looks perfect. 

  • Rebecca J.

    It looks like a life-sized silver Oscar statue in dress form.  

    • Agreed.  My first thought was, “Doesn’t it break some kind of etiquette to wear an Oscar to the Emmys?”

  • SVLynn

    Agreed, my favorite of the night! Truly spectacular, and she was amazing on Southland last year.

  • Victoria Sharoyan

    This was easily my favorite head to toe look last night. Love the hair, especially!

  • Really? This didn’t work for me. She’s lovely – it’s Lucy Liu after all – but the dress was too – a literal chain mail corset.Madonna stage outfit . 

  • DylanCurtis

    It looked amazing on stage too.

  • Alxie

    I turned on my TV for exactly one minute last night, saw this dress, and thought, “Oh yeah, TLo’s gonna be all over this!” 

  • Tuana Neves

    She’s looking like a sexy ice queen dominatrix and I’m loving it.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    In. Awe.

  • Lilak

    Celebrity, know thyself . . .  This is how you do it.

  • Qitkat

    So I was right in thinking the model looked like some kind of Cyborg creature. But Miss Lucy? Wow. Love the blending effect the color changes made in her gown. Perhaps the very best she has ever looked.

  • girliecue

    Lucy Liu shows us all you need to do to conquer an alien planet is beam down looking like this. Bow down before the Empress of the Universe!

  • DCSheehan

    She looks fantastic but that dress is a costume. A silly costume. But she looks fantabulous anyway.

  • Lucy Liu is unfairly gorgeous. It’s like she’s aging in reverse.

  • GTrain

    LOVE LOVE LOVED this dress and it looked even better onstage.

  • ccm800

    Indeed!  whoa!

  • Notre dame.

  • Eeeeeveryone else can go home – we’re done here!  FABULOUS!!!

  • lucasuk82

    44 years old? How is that possible?  They better write an aging program into the Liu-bot or workers are gonna riot.

  • betorah

    Don’t know what planet she beamed down from, but it sure is fierce!

  • LambeeBaby

    I think she is great, but I see a bunch of hole reinforcers.

  • letter_M

    Positively FLAWLESS

  • frankystein123

    Definitely a 10.

  • Truly_Outrageous

    Amen. LOL! Never have I laughed so hard after a prayer.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    That dress is…intensely awesome. You go Lucy!!

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Lucy is my patron diva. Love huh. 

  • I have been told by folks on the carpet that this thing was see through. Not good.


    Damn, Liu. Get it!

  • I don’t usually go for stuff like this, but damn! I’d completely wear this to a gala if I had her figure! 

  • junglito