Celebrities did their best to keep their cool on a sweltering red carpet at Sunday night’s Emmy Awards by wearing a variety of sorbet colors, and stars such as Heidi Klum, Debra Messing, Sandra Oh and Ellen Pompeo showed a bit of skin in strapless dresses.
(pictured, left to right: Sara Ramirez, Minnie Driver, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss)
Kate Walsh, Jennifer Morrison and Katherine Heigl channeled screen sirens of yesteryear with their retro looks.
Heigl was in a white, off-the-shoulder Zac Posen gown punched up with red lips — also seen on Klum and Christina Aguilera.
“Red is a really hot color for fall,” said Monika Blunder, the Chanel makeup artist who worked with Heigl. “She had an old Hollywood feel with a modern twist.”
Walsh’s red satin dress was by Pamela Dennis, who also designed Michelle Pfeiffer’s fitted knee-length black dress with sequins on the front.
Eva Longoria literally sparkled in a gold cocktail dress with an open back by Kaufman Franco. “He designed my wedding dress and I just thought this was perfect,” she said, particularly thankful for the low-cut back because of the heat.
Teri Hatcher wore a blush-colored silk chiffon gown with a crystal beaded bodice by Badgley Mischka Couture. She stars in the label’s current ad campaign.
Felicity Huffman’s asymmetrical draped gown by David Meister in a bright magenta color balanced sexy and elegant. She joked on E!‘s preshow that she had to sew it to her skin. Marcia Cross wore a silver diamante pleated gown by Georges Chakra that was accessorized with a Lorraine Schwartz snake bracelet and triple-teardrop earrings.
Dangling earrings were a major trend of the night.