Award show fashions are always the cause of some serious style debates. The world waits with bated breath to see their favorite stars appear on the carpet clad in top designs—some of which have been custom made for that particular evening. The choices are always interesting and the stars spend a lot of time creating a look that will clearly convey their message to the world. Some play it safe, and others vie for the seconds they know they’ll spend close-up on the television screens of on-looking Americans. Anyone remember Björk’s swan dress at the 2001 Oscars? The chick was wearing a chick! Personally, I enjoy witnessing those who have enough sense of self to perfectly complement their faces and figures in flattering designs that speak not only to their personal style, but to the kind of celebrity they are. Key things to look for are: age appropriateness, figure flattering ability, color palette, length, and, of course, season—no one needs to see last month’s frock. If you’re going old, it better be from the archives of the likes of Yves Saint Laurent. At this year’s Emmys, three starlets took my style prize.
Eva Longoria Parker
The Dress: Eva dazzled in form-fitting Robert Rodriguez complete with rosette-laden train that swept the carpet with every step.
Best Accessory: It’s a toss up! Definitely between her near-shoulder sweeping chandelier earrings by Loren Jewels and her dashing date, husband Tony Parker.
The Dress: The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was down to the wire when selecting a gown. She even employed the help of Twitter followers, uploading pictures, and asking for their advice. But when it came down to it, Kim opted for a billowing, white Marchesa dress, fit for a goddess.
Lock Down: Kim’s Lorraine Schwartz jewels paled in comparison to the glow that radiated from her smile. Luckily, she went with an up-do that accentuated her bone structure and allowed her to put her best face forward.
The Dress: It’s hard to go wrong with the never-failing structure of a dress by Armani Privé, but Claire upped the ante by choosing one covered with beads that sparkled in the sunlight.
Color Coded: Claire’s choice to match her makeup to the tones of her gown (which also happened to complement her hair and skin tone perfectly) allowed for an elegant look that was anything but boring.