The 'Daily Show' actress will potentially wear a gown from the designer's spring 2012 line

By Kate Hogan
Updated September 15, 2011 05:30 PM

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Though Olivia Munn said she’d “much rather” go to Sunday’s Emmy Awards in “J Brand jeans and wedges,” she’s planning to look quite ladylike as she walks the red carpet Sunday. Speaking to reporters at Dylan’s Candy Bar last week during Rockport’s Fashion’s Night Out bash, the I Don’t Know How She Does It actress revealed she’d be wearing Carolina Herrera on the big night.

“I get to look at the spring line and try them on after,” Munn said, adding that she would be attending the awards with her Daily Show costars, nominated for outstanding variety, music or comedy series. “I got to see Carolina Herrera’s office today … that was amazing. So pretty.”

Herrera’s aesthetic is a perfect fit for Munn, who said she likes clothes that are “ladylike, pulled together and effortless. I don’t always achieve that, but that’s what I like.”

Munn’s Emmy preparations also include hair and makeup, of course, in a process that’ll take about three hours. “It takes me a lot longer because I get really bad anxiety and also because of the hair and makeup, because I’m half-Asian and half-white,” she said. “Weird [makeup] placement can make my whole face look really different, so I’d say it could only take one hour, but I use three.” Tell us: Are you looking forward to seeing Munn’s dress on Emmy night?

–Reporting by Elyse Roth