As per usual, there was an overabundance of red gowns at the Emmys, which prompted the usual “We’re seeing a lot of red this year,” from the E! crowd. But it’s an observation akin to “We’re seeing a lot of dresses this year!” Red is to awards show red carpets as black is to funerals. To be honest, we’re always a little surprised when the more stylish, risk-taking types show up in a red gown, as if they just gave in and followed the crowd.
But this dress really stood out as one of the most interesting ones of the night.
“Homeland” actress Claire Danes attends the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California in a Givenchy couture dress accesorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
If you’re going to show up the exact same color as the carpet (and about 3 dozen other attendees), then the very least you can do is pick something unique that stands out. Mission accomplished. Most of the other red dresses caused our eyes to glaze over, but we really stopped to take this one in. We’re not in love with every element, like the big necklace thing or the way the lace is deployed (or the fact that we’re looking at red lace at all), but we really appreciate the way this dress makes you stop and look. And the slight oddness of it really suits her well. Someone like, say, Julia Roberts would never be able to make this dress work for her.
Love the hair from the back; not so much from the front. What’s the Bitter Kitten consensus on that lip color? Of course red was the way to go; we’re just not convinced it should have been this red.
[Photo Credit: Getty Images, Juan Rico/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, IMAXTree]