In keeping with the mood of the country last fall, the Emmy Awards adopted a toned-down dress code: “Dressy cocktail/business attire,” And what exactly did that mean? From the looks of the red carpet parade, no extravagant ball gowns, but anything else was fair game. Or was it?
She chose her nothing-to-hide Halston to “help the security people,” said Gilmore Girl LAUREN GRAHAM.
The invitation said 5:00, but ER’s MICHAEL MICHELE dressed for after-hours in Carolina Herrera satin pants and open blouse.
Too Garden Party
She won a trophy for her work on The West Wing, but ALLISON JANNEY (in Dolce & Gabbana) lost her way on the South Lawn.
CSI’s MARG HELGENBERGER borrowed her Christian Dior before the dress code changed. Dior let her keep it.
GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS
Best of Both Worlds
We really like her! SALLY FIELD cut a sophisticated silhouette in a muted aubergine sheath by Heidi Weisel.
Too Choir Girl
Hey, Church Lady! Was it divine Providence that brought together MELINA KANAKAREDES with this prim top and Gucci skirt?
She’s used to going incognito in Alias, but JENNIFER GARNER took undercover to the extreme in a somber Gucci pantsuit.
“I had other dresses, but this was nicely conservative,” said JESSICA ALBA, ever the Dark Angel in Richard Tyler.