Fashion and interior design have always been close relatives. The runways often set the tone for what’s hot in the design world, particularly when it comes to color. Then again, prints from interiors find their way to clothing. The fields borrow from each other to create all things beautiful whether they are adorning our feet or our foyer.
The Emmy’s served as a showcase for red carpet trends, some of which give me a dose of inspiration for decorating schemes. Take a peek at a few of the looks that I thought were hot and those that I definitely thought were not.
I loved Modern Family actress Julie Bowen’s Monique Lhuillier dress, especially the color. The strapless, floor length gown was absolutely stunning.
Homeland star Claire Danes’ yellow Lanvin dress was reminiscent of a sack. Not enough glamour for my taste. However, she does get a bit of break considering she’s pregnant.
Zooey Deschanel, the star of New Girl, wore a frothy dress custom-made by Reem Acra. It suits her quirky personality and is at once sexy and sweet. Plus, the beautiful light blue color matches her eyes.
Damages’ Glenn Close wore a long sleeved, Bibhu Mohapatra mermaid gown, which Radar called “matronly meets bondage.” The busy black fabric criss-crossing over the lace was distracting and just plain strange.
The hilarious Melissa McCarthy of Mike and Molly and Bridesmaids, embraced her curves in a black, 3/4-sleeved gown. McCarthy was disappointed with the plus-size dresses available to her and decided to design her own gown with the help of Daniella Pearl. The result is subtle, intricate, and classy. Good for her for taking matters into her own hands.
Zosia Mamet, of the HBO series Girls, just didn’t do it for me. Just like Glenn Close, Mamet wore a strange Bibhu Mohapatra number (see a pattern here?). The odd bust line, strange openings at the knees, and unflattering sleeves don’t work.
Hayden Panettiere’s Marchesa gown was perfectly asymmetrical and gave her the look of a Grecian goddess. The embroidered gold fabric, draped with dark blue tulle accentuated her petite frame. Love the sparkle!
Another star of HBO’s Girls illustrated couture gone wrong. Lena Dunham’s ill-fitting Prada gown is frumpy. The waistline sits all wrong and the black lace pattern makes her look much older than she is. Anyone who has seen the show, has seen her naked. Even the nude look would have been an improvement.
Over the years Kelly Osbourne has truly evolved in the style department. She went from a punk rock wild child to a style expert on E!’s Fashion Police. While her reportedly $250,000 black manicure topped with diamonds was the focus of much attention, I think the Zac Posen gown stole the show. Osbourne pulled off the lilac dress – which almost matches her hair – flawlessly. The fishtail hem and asymmetrical, one shoulder style fit her perfectly.
What did you think were the biggest red carpet hits and misses at the Emmy Awards? Do you gain design inspiration from the styles you love?