At this point, most of us have come to anticipate that there won’t be very many risks or envelope-pushing looks at the Emmys and to that end, 2011 did not disappoint. Aside from Gwyneth Paltrow’s midriff baring Emilio Pucci two-piece outfit, there were few red carpet shockers. Interestingly, a great number of stars opted for gown and cocktail looks in shades of red and many of those who didn’t went for red accessories (think Kaley Cuoco who paired her one-shoulder black dress with a red clutch and pumps).
When not outfitted in a red dress, neutral colors were the hue family of choice. Also worth noting is that we already saw more signs of Joe Zee's involvement with Nicole Miller's brand; one rarely sees Miller's dresses on the red carpet and at this year's award show, a handful of stars opted for her designs, including Louise Roe, who we know from seeing her on The City, the MTV show that made Joe Zee a household name.
Here’s a look at what the most notable stars of the night opted to wear.
Kate Winslet in Elie Saab
Kaley Cuoco in Romona Keveza
Julia Stiles in Georges Hobeika Couture
Jane Krakowski in J. Mendel
Heidi Klum in Christian Siriano
Gwyneth Paltrow in Emilio Pucci
Claire Danes in Oscar de la Renta
Christina Hendricks in Johanna Johnson
Cat Deeley in Monique Lhuillier
Amy Poehler in Peter Som
Katie Holmes in Calvin Klein
Julie Bowen in Oscar de la Renta
Kelly Osbourne in J. Mendel
Kerry Washington in Zuhair Murad
Lea Michele in Marchesa
Louise Roe in Nicole Miller
Padma Lakshmi in Armani Prive
Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang
Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano
Evan Rachel Wood in Elie Saab