The Emmys red carpet was once considered the minor leagues, with big-name designers saving their most prized couture creations for film stars to wear at the Golden Globes and Academy Awards.
But no more. This year's Emmy Awards saw TV stars wearing major fashion — even if it didn't always work.
Julianne Moore wore a vivid yellow, long-sleeve, knitted cashmere top and silk ball skirt from Raf Simons' first couture collection for Christian Dior, shown in Paris in July. An insidery fashion choice to be sure, and a modern take on dressing up. But the color and silhouette didn't particularly flatter her.
The under-the-sea theme has been big on the spring runways. It was on view Sunday night as well, when several red carpet mermaids were dressed in ocean-inspired styles — Sofia Vergara in a backless teal, hand-beaded Zuhair Murad gown; Heidi Klum in a super-sexy aqua chiffon Alexandre Vauthier gown slit thigh-high; and Julianne Hough in a risqué, strapless sea foam green corset gown dusted in sequins by Georges Hobeika.
But Nicole Kidman took the mermaid prize in her sleek, white column gown by Antonio Berardi with scale-like embroidery in all shades of blue.