Emmys Wrapup: Kerry Washington in V. Westwood

Posted on September 24, 2012

As we wind down our coverage of the 2012 Emmys red carpet, we think it’s safe to say that this was a banner year in terms of style. There was a lot of variation in shape and color, instead of the normal lemming-like results of “This year, everyone’s wearing red/black/cocktail dresses/sheers!” And there were no real disasters to be seen. In fact, for some odd reason, the one consistent issue that seemed to pop up again and again was bad hair.


Kerry Washington attends the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in a Vivienne Westwood gown paired with a Kotur clutch.

We were ten seconds away from declaring this a WERQ, but one look at her hair and the snaps died on our fingers. The dress is deceptively simple, but has a lot of impact. It fits and flatters, and that blush color is amazing against her skin tone. We like the cheekiness of the clutch, and her earrings are pretty. But her hair’s got too many flyaways, something that was practically an epidemic on the RC last night. Plus, from straight on, it looks a little lop-sided.

We feel a little bad singling her out for this (especially since Julie Bowen and Ashley Judd made us both sit up and go, “What the fuck is going on with her hair?”), but really, we wanted to feature the dress because it’s pretty, and realized she made a good poster child for the one thing that drove us nuts last night: sloppy hair paired with gorgeous gowns. Unlike some of the other offenders, however, all she needs is a re-pin and a pat-down to smooth things back in place.


[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]

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