Claire Danes in Armani Privé at the 2013 Emmy Awards

Posted on September 23, 2013

We don’t pay too much attention to the red carpet chatter after an awards show; not until we’ve had a chance to form and state our own opinions. But we got a vague sense that people seemed to like this look and for the life of us, we can’t figure out why.


“Homeland” star Claire Danes attends the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California in an Armani Privé dress paired with Neil Lane jewelry.

Armani Privé Fall 2013 Collection

Honestly, we think the whole look is awful. That hair seems to add about ten years to her age. Worse, such a prim, sensible hairstyle is completely at odds with the plunging, filmy, nearly-naked bodice just below it. And that’s probably our main problem here. This is a super-sexy, look-at-me kind of dress and she’s so very not that kind of girl. These pictures don’t convey how awful she looked lumbering across the stage in this thing. Her whole appeal is that she comes off as sensitive, no-nonsense, and highly intelligent. That kind of persona doesn’t really know what to do with a “check out my tits” dress. This isn’t to say she’s not or can’t be sexy; just that this kind of sexy doesn’t suit her and she doesn’t know what to do with it. You just barely have your nipples covered and you’re going with anchorwoman hair, clean eyes, and sensible diamond studs in your ears? Girl, no.

Besides, it’s entirely too colorless and the disco bodice seems to have nothing to do with the romantic princess skirt below it. Just an odd look all around. “Listen to me” on the top, “do me” in the middle, and “marry me” on the bottom.




[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/, IMAXtree]

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