Emmys 2014: Sarah Silverman in Marni

Posted on August 26, 2014

Sarah gets credit for three things, in our book:

1) She wore an unusual color,
2) Which was part of that “bottle green and gold” color combo that we absolutely adore, and
3) She opened her purse for Giulana Rancic and handed her some pot on the red carpet, on live TV. It was glorious.


Sararh-Silverman-2014-Emmy-Awards-Marni-Red-Carpet-Tom-LOrenzo-Site-TLO (1)Sarah Silverman attends the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California in a Marni gown paired with a Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ clutch, Pasquale Bruni diamond earrings, and rings by Dionea Orcini and Le Vian.

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Keeping with the theme, her dress is pot-colored. Very thoughtful and cohesive, Sarah. Perhaps next time you can replace the flowers across the front with gold pot leaves. Then again, you might come off looking like some sort of Game of Thrones character. Lady Ghangia of Merry H’Wahna.

As style archetypes go, she’s the quintessential Funny Girl, which means she’s almost genetically unable to wear clothes without clowning it up just a little. She ran up to the stage barefoot after her name was called, and even talking to Giulana at the start of the night, her dress was a wrinkled mess. There’s a lot to like about Sarah Silverman, but she’d probably be the first to agree that “poise” doesn’t appear high on the list.

Still, we love this dress even if it is too tight in the bust and the neckline is too broad and plunging on her.  Also, the hair and makeup aren’t really up to it. She looks pretty from the neck up, but she had the opportunity to look dramatic. We’d have played up the gold in her jewelry more and possibly put her hair up and gave her a more dramatic eye.






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  • Latin Buddy

    The funny thing is that knowing her to be a too-smart-for-hollywood, I’m sure she wasn’t even high herself. Why can’t she and Kimmel work it out?!

    • FibonacciSequins

      At this point I’m hoping she can do better than a married man with a baby.

    • Gatto Nero

      She mentioned her “love, Mr. Fancypants [Michael] Sheen” in her acceptance speech, which was quite sweet.

      • No! They’re together?! What an odd couple.

        • lunchcoma

          I thought so too, at first, but I like them together. It’s nice to see a man suddenly raise his Hollywood profile and then choose to date a woman his own age, and I like the idea of her dating someone who’s not a comedian – I think she might be better in a relationship with someone who’s not competing with her to be funnier.

          • Loren S

            He was hilarious in 30 Rock, so I think they can still make each other laugh, maybe without the pressure.

          • Julie Chase

            Wesley Snipes is probably my favorite ex of Liz Lemon’s, other than Hook Hands McDraper.

          • aurumgirl

            I think he has a bit of a career as a comedian in Britain. Or at least a character actor who’s done funny. I think they make a great couple. And Sarah is truly lovely, even if the dress is wrinkly.

          • I think he’s mostly known for dramatic stuff – I can’t think of any comedic stuff he’s done, although when I’ve heard/read interviews with him he’s very funny.

          • fananafanafophalec

            He doesn’t do comedy so much as amusing talk show host? did an admirable job at that both in the first parts of Frost/Nixon and for Tron

          • I have such a hard time distancing him from his very dry and stoic Masters of Sex character, but you’re right, they probably work well because they’re not in constant competition.

          • jen_vasm

            For something completely different, check him out in the Underworld Rise of the Lycan movie. Kinda hot.

          • Raspberry2012

            It would be hilarious if she hooked up with him because she’s a secret “Twilight” fangirl.

        • Gatto Nero

          Yes — since around February this year. He’s actually very funny and irreverent.

        • jen_vasm

          I would add to the 3 awesome points above:
          4. Bounding up the stairs to receive her award barefoot
          5. Dating Michael Sheen, who I think is adorable and if she isn’t the anti-Kate Beckinsale, than who the heck is?

  • NMMagpie

    If you ask Korina from PR, she’d say that was emerald.

    • “Shut up, it’s fucking green” – Christopher Palu

  • forwarddad

    I love the fact that she really made Guiluana look like an idiot the most.

    • MoHub

      Glad you said “the most,” as almost anyone can make Giuliana look like an idiot.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Guiliana had no idea how to handle Sarah and it was great.

    • cowper

      “You said something random to me and then pointed the mic in my face like it was a question!”

  • deelup

    She will likely never near the heights of her Met Gala look. This looks like a mess to me and could easily be topped with a witch’s hat. But congrats on the win.

    • StrandedFashionista

      I agree completely, and yet she’s far more put together than she has any right to be.

  • homofascist

    She gets a WERQ from me for just showing Guilana her vape.

  • marlie

    I like it. She looks pretty good, but, with some fairly minor changes, she could have looked great.

  • decormaven

    Love this color on her. Bit more gold jewelry and I’d be good with it all.

    • Agree about the colour, she looks great and I loved that this came out a week after Heidi trashed this kind of green on Project Runway. Ha! Korina just couldn’t make it work.

      • Gatto Nero

        Plus this color is much better on a pale brunette than a bronzed blonde.

        • Lanus

          As a pale brunette, I say YEAY to the fab olivey color. It’s been in my go-to closet for more decades than I’d like to admit. Seriously….pasty with dark hair and brows? You want this green. (it’s the perfect eyeshadow color, too…..)

  • savicevic

    Her boobs look great in this dress though.

    • CT14

      You know, her boobs look great where exposed. The shape IN the dress (from the front) is less flattering. There’s something wrong in the fit.

  • MoHub

    A little less interior boobage, and I’m good with this.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Well, she got a gasp from me- the good kind- when I saw her. I didn’t catch the pre-show, but I’m glad I saw her win!

  • Gatto Nero

    “Lady Ghangia of Merry H’Wahna.”
    Gentlemen, you have made my evening.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Watching last night, I thought this dress was stunning on Sarah (one of the rare times a deep/wide neckline didn’t bug me). Showing off her pot vape on live tv was the cherry on top.

  • Sobaika

    I just see BEWBZ but cleavage aside, she looks rather great.

  • alyce1213

    I really like this, adore the color. I’m wondering — is it possible the wrinkling is intentionally ignored, just the nature of the fabric laid over silk damask lining? It’s consistent through the entire skirt. I don’t know, just a thought. She looks fine.

  • Wink

    This is quite beautiful and out of character for her because she doesn’t seem to be ‘into’ dressing up at all. Love it.

    • Mr. J.


  • Sarah

    Watching her last night, my fiance said that he thought she might be uncomfortable with that neckline because she kept holding her hands in front of her chest while she accepted her award. I thought he might be right, but I assured him despite that, she looked lovely, and personally, I found it rather endearing that she took her shoes off.

    • Gatto Nero

      Her barefoot dash to the stage was one of the highlights of the night.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Did you see her talking to Guiliana on the red carpet? She kept looking at herself on the monitor and adjusting her boobs. It was pretty funny.

      • Sarah

        No, didn’t catch it till half-way through. Sounds like her bit with Guiliana was inspired!

  • teensmom99

    She looked fab!!!! More beautiful than ever. The fact that she gave it back to Giuliana and then was a hoot on stage just topped it all off. Perfect Emmy appearance in every way.

  • gloriana232

    Eh. Not feeling the shape (which seems heavy combined with the fabric) or seaming. I always disliked those types of pleats .. like a big ol’ curtain for your crotch. Or butt.

    I really like the colour and the gold accents though, and I do like the glimpse of the underside of the fabric, or the lining, whatever it might be. And she looks super pretty. She’s 43. Everyone just give up now.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    This is how I wish my hair looked like every day

  • Adrianna Grężak

    A lot of my comments have turned into “…when I worked in a high-end consignment store in NYC” – but when I did, I got to shoot a lot of Marni dresses and tops for the website. It’s incredible how expensive these dresses are, considering the boxy silhouettes and amount of polyester I’ve seen.

    • formerlyAnon

      I, for one, ADORE comments that turn into “…when I worked in a high-end consignment store in NYC” because it’s something I’ve never done, and at this point in my life I’m pretty sure I’ll never do. (And I do nothing if not live vicariously.)

      • I didn’t work there for very long, but I collected up some stories, including the time I encountered/spoke to Chloe Sevigny in one store

        The pay was above minimum wage, but still difficult to live on in NYC =

      • I’m also sorry to say that a lot of items aren’t as high end as the price point suggests. I came across a lot of polyester dresses. The construction was generally a lot better than garments with Made in China labels though

        • formerlyAnon

          But there’s polyester and then there’s polyester! A very nice polyester crepe looks fine for a lot of things and travels insanely well. (Spoken like a peasant who doesn’t stay places where one can send one’s packed clothes out to be steamed/ironed and who wouldn’t think of doing it if she did.)

          • Synnae

            True and designer polyesters tend to be cut extremely well often. That said, they make me sweat just as badly as a 10$ Forever 21 dress so I stay away from both.

          • Yeah, I definitely have some polyester items that I get a lot of use out of. The Row garments were frequently insanely expensive and felt awful to the touch. One dress sounded and looked like a shower curtain

  • Leah Elzinga

    ooooh, I wouldn’t kick her out of bed for eating crackers, that’s for damn sure.

  • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

    The most shocking part of the whole video clip of Sarah showing off her vape pen is when Giuliana’s brows go up in surprise. I’d have guessed that she had so much botox in her face that Sarah could have pulled a nuclear bomb out of her clutch and Giuliana’s face would have remained frozen.

  • Froggae

    Love that she took her shoes off. Life is too short to make your feet suffer for some tacky gold heels.

  • Lex

    This is the best she’s ever looked

    • BayTampaBay

      I agree. Her personality is wearing that dress and wearing it well.

  • TheGrandSophy

    I like the colour, the dress and the daisy detail. Just wish it was a little bit less of a plunge neck.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Sarah seemed truly flabbergasted to win her Emmy. I loved her line, “And we’re just molecules hurtling through space! Bye!”

  • mapmakerscolors

    My heart was in my throat watching her bound up to the stage in that neckline.

    • Kitten Mittons

      My uncle said, “Don’t run too hard, girl!” I died.

  • Paula Pertile

    “We’re all molecules, hurling through space!” (or something like that) Luv her.

  • frannyprof

    She looks fab and I love her!

  • Introspective

    she’s a striking woman even if the comedy work she’s most known for is supposed to not play it up… so i like that she took an unexpected but still glamorous turn.

    this is definitely her color and goes great with her hair and skin. agree that the hair could be up and the gold could be more prominent and the boobs could be a little less obious.

    all things considered she looks pretty fab here.

  • wontons

    I love everything about this (and her). But isn’t this the same color that Heidi mocked on PR, the color of das lodewhatzis?

    • Gatto Nero

      Bad color on Heidi; great color on Sarah.

    • Grumpy Girl

      Well, and actually “loden” is a green version of khakhi, in the sense of it being a blah, weather-ready neutral, often used for outerwear or heavier-use stuff. This green has some depth to it, that I suspect Heidi found lacking in the poor fabric choice Korina made.

      (Why yes, I do have my uncle’s old lodenjacke in the coat closet at home . . .)

  • MissAmynae

    I love it when we’re reminded of how pretty she really is. She looks great in jeans and t-shirt, but dolled-up, she can be stunning.

    Was very happy to see her win. That special was excellent.

  • dschubba

    That bust, though. I was afraid she was going to fall out of that dress when she ran up to the stage.

  • TwiddlyStun

    Since we are allowed to comment on blondes with the wrong shade, can we mention her haircolor here? A little dimension in the color would help any style look more interesting.

  • jonnyf8

    I never thought much about her before but after last night, I thought she was so natural and fun that i want to get to know her (and her work) better. As far as Mr. Sheen I am very relieved to learn today that it’s Michael and not Charlie (or Martin). That’s a cute couple. Wasn’t he married to Kate Beckinsale at one time? I guess he likes dark haired beauties!

  • MikeW_Vegas

    Lady Ghangia of Merry H’Wahna. – SNORT!!!!!

  • MM4321

    Have to say, that dress makes her girls look great. I want to borrow it!

  • ailujailuj

    YES! good girl.

  • Bakerlooline

    Is it just me or is she looking like Jane Withers?

  • suzq

    The dress is LODENJACKE GREEN!!!! I’m sure, somewhere, Korina is seething.
    I think she looks adorable.

    • Linderella

      Seething Korina is just an unexpected bonus, really.

    • bingo

      I totally had the same thought. du weiß es ist ein Lodenjacke, oder? (Fade smiles)

  • That green suits her, and she would have been a WERQ with her hair up.

  • Akemi

    Her boobs look GREAT.

    • CB

      She really does have beautiful cleavage.

  • guyfromhoboken

    Love the dress…though you are right about the neckline. It does nothing for her chi-chis. Needs to be closed more and lift the girls up a bit.

  • GemFemme

    I like the hair down but it needed to be styled better.
    The belt seems weird to me. You have the pretty bedazzlement on the front of it then that gold buckle next to that.

    • Linderella

      The gold buckle is what’s throwing me off, too. It looks like it’s designed for a backpack.

  • CKMia

    She’s fucking Matt Damon.

    • Raspberry2012

      On the bed, on the floor, on a towel by the door, in the tub, in the car, up against the mini-bar

  • Sherilyne Cox

    I loved Sarah all dressed up in her potty dress. She is pretty precisely because she doesn’t appear to take celebrity all that seriously.

  • Nick Pilgrim

    Is she hiding Bruce Willis and Howie Mandel in there?

  • Fred Vaughn

    I still thought “Sarah SMILE” when is saw her – am I so wrong?

  • Emily S

    Boobs most of Hollywood would kill for!

  • crash1212

    That is a glorious color on her. I loved her bare foot sprint to the stage…it contrasted starkly with the slow-make-them-wait-for-it-I’m-worth-it stroll done by the ever feminine/poised Jessica Lange.

  • carolclark12

    My second favorite moment last night (second only to Breaking Bad winning practically everything) was between Sarah and Giuliana. When complimented on her boobs, she started trying to adjust them, then shrugged and said, “My boobs are the lowest they’ve ever been, and the highest they ever will be … Maya Angelou.”

  • MilaXX

    I like that she’s now dressing like a grown up. I think she looks beautiful here. I wish her hair was pulled back in a chignon but I think the makeup is okay for the look. Her whole shtick as a comedian grates on my last nerve, but oh how I loved how stupid she made Giulana look. Low hanging fruit I know, but I cannot believe how much of an air head Giulana manages to be year after year.

    • AmeliaEve

      Yes, this is a very grown-up look for her. I was shocked (in a good way) when I saw it. It’s like a glimpse of what she could be.

  • Bozhi

    My pot is not that color. Of course, I live in Seattle, so mine is totally legal. The downside of legal pot is having to pay sales tax when you buy it.

  • E. D.

    The clasp on the belt is distracting and I’m not sure why, but the seaming makes her look wider than she is. Still, not bad.

  • Contralto

    God, I love the color of that dress.

  • MarissaLG

    I think she’s brilliant and gorgeous. I love the dress and if it hadn’t been so wrinkly this would be a home run for Ms. Silverman.

  • Frankie Carter

    David’s Bridal’s new “edgy” collection.

  • Julie Chase

    She looked GREAT and I laughed my ass off when she showed off her vaporizer. I had just said to my husband “$10 says she has a joint in there” and then she went the even FANCIER route.

  • formerlyAnon

    I enjoyed this on her. I’d be fine with the hair if she would just find (or submit to) the hair stylist that could send her out for photos with the [same] hair looking sleek rather than raggedy.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    I have a mad crush on Sarah Silverman. Funny is sexy.

  • Little_Olive

    Great dress, don’t enjoy her (except for the Maryjane Rancic episode) so I cannot comment much more.

  • Watts

    I’m always relieved when she shows up somewhere looking like a grownup woman instead of an 8-year-old dressing like what she thinks a teenager looks like.

  • papillon

    I really dislike her and find her incredibly unfunny but she looks nice from the waist up even if the top has a bit of a vest-like look. The length is good but I don’t like the bottom of the dress otherwise.

  • ktr33

    And opting for a look we wouldn’t expect from her.

  • MannahattaMamma

    Merry H’Wanna. TLo brilliance.

  • NJCathi

    She finished at the GlamCam, sat on the steps and kicked off her shoes. Made sure one of her group had them and proceeded down the red carpet barefoot. I guess she decided to keep them off.

  • Colin

    Her persona’s so anti-glamour that I don’t think ‘drama’ should be in her style vocabulary. She’s not about prim, poise, or drama. Humor runs counter to taking yourself seriously. It wouldn’t be her style if she went for that stuff, and she’d look like a tryhard to the fans that follow her (comedy). I would style her under the slogan of ‘minimal & sexy’.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    I will be using Lady Ghangia of Merry H’Whana as my Ren Fair persona. That is absolutely hilarious.

  • guest2visits

    Loved best that she bounded up the steps barefoot. So pretty – this looked wonderful on her.

  • HobbitGirl

    The fabric looks super cheap to me.