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2014 Emmy Awards Red Carpet – Where was the glamour?

January Jones was one of the few who brought her A-game in Prabal Gurung. The cut  and bold color choice  is reminiscent of her mermaid Versace gown she wore to the 2010 Emmys.

January Jones was one of the few who brought her A-game in Prabal Gurung. The cut and bold color choice is reminiscent of the mermaid Versace gown she wore to the 2010 Emmys.

Maybe it was the fact that the Emmy Awards were held on a Monday this year but this evening’s red carpet offered very few winning looks in our humble opinion. Missing was the element of stand out glamour that’s expected of events like this. Instead, so many played it safe and those that stepped out of the box unfortunately got it horribly wrong. We’ve broken down our picks for best, runner up and not so great looks of the night.

Top 5…

Sofia Vergara was white hot in Roberto Cavalli

Sofia Vergara was white hot in Roberto Cavalli.

Zooey Deschanel's hot pink column Oscar de la Renta number was glamorous, chic and complimented her love of all things retro.

Zooey Deschanel’s hot pink column Oscar de la Renta number was glamorous, chic and complimented her love of all things retro.

Lizzy Caplan looked elegant in Donna Karan Atelier

Lizzy Caplan looked elegant in Donna Karan Atelier.

Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli

Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli

Julianna Margulies is to  Narciso Rodriguez as Renee Zellweger is to Carolina Herrera. As the saying goes, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Julianna Margulies is to Narciso Rodriguez as Renee Zellweger is to Carolina Herrera. As the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Not quite there…

Julia Roberts looked cute  in this Elie Saab mini but we would have loved to see her in some gorgeous color.

Julia Roberts looked cute in this Elie Saab mini but we would have loved to see her in some gorgeous color.

Julie Bowen's key hole halter would have been more appropriate at an end of the summer soiree than the Emmy Awards.

Julie Bowen’s key hole halter would have been more appropriate at an end of the summer soiree than the Emmy Awards.

Robin Wright also looked chic in a minimalist Ralph Lauren jumpsuit but unfortunately both her  hair and makeup took away from the look she was going for.

Robin Wright also looked chic in a minimalist Ralph Lauren jumpsuit but unfortunately both her hair and makeup took away from the look she was going for.

Claire Danes opted for a beautiful Givenchy dress that had so much potential but the fit threw us off.

Claire Danes opted for a beautiful Givenchy dress that had so much potential but the fit threw us off. We’re not sure whether to cinch that belt a little tighter or take it off completely.

Another dress whose fit missed the mark was Kerry Washington's Prada number. This just reminds us that tailoring is everything.

Another dress whose fit missed the mark was Kerry Washington’s Prada number. This just reminds us that tailoring is everything.

Completely missed the mark…

It looks like Christmas came early for Chirstina Hendricks and that's not a good thing. THe actress missed the mark with this wrinkled and embellished taffeta number.

It looks like Christmas came early for Christina Hendricks and that’s not a good thing. The actress missed the mark with this wrinkled and embellished taffeta number.

Gwen Stefani's swquined skirt and blouse combo reminded us of one of Cher's old costumes.

Gwen Stefani’s sequined skirt and blouse combo reminded us of one of Cher’s old costumes.

We love that Sarah Paulson often opts for a little whimsy but this dress was a little too "Halloween" for our taste.

We love that Sarah Paulson often opts for a little whimsy but this dress was a little too “Halloween” for our taste.

Kaley Cuoco's tiered look also missed the mark and took a turn for bridal lane.

Kaley Cuoco’s tiered look also missed the mark and took a turn towards bridal lane.

We were so disappointed in Katherine Heigl's matronly look that we didn't know what category to put it under. We want to know what happened to that gorgeous girl that took the red carpet by storm in Escada just a few years ago.

We were so disappointed in Katherine Heigl’s matronly look that we didn’t know what category to put it under. We want to know what happened to that gorgeous girl that took the red carpet by storm in Escada just a few years ago.

Another person we admire for taking a risk but who is clearly still trying to find her fashion footing is Lena Dunham. Her Giambattista Valli look failed to impress.

Another person we admire for taking a risk but who is clearly still trying to find her fashion footing is Lena Dunham. Her Giambattista Valli look failed to impress.

2014 Academy Awards Red Carpet: Basic black

Julia Roberts in a black peplum lace gown

Julia Roberts in a black peplum lace gown

In addition to the trending sea of pale and white looks, black also made a strong showing on tonight’s Academy Awards Red Carpet. Share your thoughts on which gowns made a splash and which were lukewarm below.

The always statuesque Charlize Theron looked like a goddess in black

The always statuesque Charlize Theron looked like a goddess in black

Chrissy Teigen started with black but went the direction of a full bloom in a strapless high low gown

Chrissy Teigen started with black but went the direction of a full bloom in a strapless high low Monique Lhuillier gown

Anne Hathaway went for a black column gown with an embellished silver bust

Anne Hathaway went for a black column gown with an embellished silver bust

Anna Kendrick also went with black

Anna Kendrick also went with black

Margot Robbie's black gown matched her recently dyed locks

Margot Robbie’s black gown matched her recently dyed locks

Emma Watson in black

Emma Watson in black

Glenn Close chose a long sleeved black number

Glenn Close chose a long sleeved black number

 

2014 Academy Awards Red Carpet: Metallic beauties

Angelina Jolie sparkles in a metallic gown

Angelina Jolie sparkles in a metallic Elie Saab Haute Couture gown

For a hit of glamour that tonight’s red carpet desperately deserves, some Academy Award Red Carpet pros have come to the rescue. Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson and Jennifer Garner all bring some effortless and much needed sparkle.

Kate Hudson shows some skin in a silver caped gown

Kate Hudson shows some skin in a silver caped gown

Jennifer Garner is a fringed beauty in silver

Jennifer Garner is a fringed beauty in silver

Lady Gaga also joined the metallic party in an embroidered lavender gown

Lady Gaga also joined the metallic party in an embroidered lavender gown

2014 Academy Awards Red Carpet: The ladies of American Hustle go minimalist chic

Jennifer Lawrence in red Dior

Jennifer Lawrence in red Dior

After Jennifer Lawrence’s full Dior ball gown last year, it was nice to see her in something more streamlined and elegant this year at the Academy Awards. Eschewing the night’s trending nude color palette, the Best Actress winner went for a popping red Dior number with an almost peplum finish. Another actress that went with the minimalist look was Jennifer’s co-star and fellow nominee, Amy Adams. She opted for a navy blue Gucci Prèmiere number and although this dress would have worked for numerous red carpet events, we would have loved to see Amy in a more dazzling dress tonight. She is favored to win after all.

Amy Adams in navy blue Victoria Beckham

Amy Adams in navy blue Victoria Beckham

2014 Academy Awards Red Carpet: The first controversial look is in. Pharrell sports shorts tuxedo.

Pharrell Williams in a shorts tuxedo

Pharrell Williams in a shorts tuxedo

First came the hat, then came the shorts. Best song nominee Pharrell is not one to color inside the lines and  his penchant for interesting style moments continues with this shorts tuxedo. To say this look is an unexpected one for the Oscars is an understatement but we secretly love that the artist is shaking things up in an environment that usually has everyone playing it safe.

Pharrell and that hat the Grammys

Pharrell and that hat the Grammys

Relive last year’s most dramatic fashion turns on the red carpet. Our OSCARS 2014 countdown begins now!

2013 Oscars: Jennifer Lawrence in blush hued Dior

Jennifer Lawrence in blush hued Dior

As we prepare for our LIVE coverage of the 2014 ACADEMY AWARDS RED CARPET, take a trip back to last year’s most stunning and shocking looks. From Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior number (pre-oscar stage trip) to Anne Hathaway’s last minute Prada pick. Relive all the moments here.

The Art of Color – Style Darling du Jour, Lupita Nyong’o shows us her true colors –just in time for Spring

Lupita Nyong'o stuns in yellow. We were first introduced to the actress' penchant for gorgeous colors at  the Toronto International Film Festival.

Lupita Nyong’o stuns in yellow. We were first introduced to the actress’ penchant for gorgeous colors at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The awards season is slowly coming to an end with the Academy Awards wrapping things up next week and if there’s one thing we’re grateful for, it’s the introduction of 12 Years A Slave star, Lupita Nyong’o to the red carpet. The Mexico born actress has put one fashionable foot in front of the other, stunning in gorgeous prints and colors and showing that rookies do get it right on their first try.

From Ralph Lauren to Calvin Klein, Givenchy to Dior, the actress has raised the fashion stakes while showing that she’s not afraid to take risks. We’ve seen Lupita radiate in every possible shocking color all while carrying herself with a level of grace and confidence that only a few veterans of showbiz possess.

To celebrate the actress’ fantastic red carpet turn as well as the beginning of spring –which usually ushers in a melange of gorgeous prints and colors of its own, we’ve  curated Lupita’s best looks for your viewing pleasure.  Feel free to share your thoughts on your favorite looks below.

Lupita attends the AFI Movie Awards in a gorgeous blue and marigold sheath

Lupita attends the AFI Movie Awards in a gorgeous blue and marigold sheath.

The actress goes with a playful unicorn print at an industry event

The actress goes with a playful unicorn print at an industry event.

In a gorgeous blue print at a celebration for her Du Jour Magazine cover.

In a gorgeous blue print at a celebration for her Du Jour Magazine cover.

Mixing prints at the Independent Spirit Awards.

Mixing prints at the Independent Spirit Awards.

In cobalt blue Roland Mouret

In cobalt blue Roland Mouret.

In a gorgeous pale blue number at the L.A. Flim Critics Association Awards.

In a gorgeous pale blue number at the L.A. Flim Critics Association Awards.

Pretty in pink Chanel at the BAFTA nominees awards dinner.

Pretty in pink Chanel at the BAFTA nominees awards dinner.

In pink and gold lace.

In pink and gold lace.

In white Prada.

In white Prada.

In a custom Calvin Klein ivory silk crepe bandeau dress at the Critic's Choice Awards.

In a custom Calvin Klein ivory silk crepe bandeau dress at the Critic’s Choice Awards.

Sporting Lanvin at the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Sporting Lanvin at the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

In a one shouldered Stella McCartney number at the Producers Guild of America Awards.

In a one shouldered Stella McCartney number at the Producers Guild of America Awards.

In Reed Krakoff for an Instyle Magazine shoot.

In Reed Krakoff for an Instyle Magazine shoot.

More pastels for her Instyle Magazine shoot

More pastels for her Instyle Magazine shoot.

Sporting a Grecian Lanvin number at the Brittania Awards.

Sporting a Grecian Lanvin number at the Brittania Awards.

She glowed in burnt orange Givenchy at the NAACP Awards.

She glowed in burnt orange Givenchy at the NAACP Awards.

Gorgeous in yellow.

Gorgeous in yellow.

In a caped Ralph Lauren number at the Golden Globe Awards.

In a caped Ralph Lauren number at the Golden Globe Awards.

She continued her love for red in a gorgeous red Lanvin sheath.

She continued her love for red in a gorgeous red Lanvin sheath.

Lupita was all class while attending the BAFTA's in an emerald green Dior strapless number.

Lupita was all class while attending the BAFTA’s in an emerald green Dior strapless number.

Radiant in turquoise blue Gucci at the Screen Actor's Guild Awards.

Radiant in turquoise blue Gucci at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.