I'm trying something new here, ladies and gents - This evening, I am reporting live on the fashion highs and lows of the 62nd prime Time Emmy Awards, not the morning after the telecast, not from the red carpet... from my living room, but I am blogging with all of the ardor and buoyancy as if I was sitting on John Hamm's lap over there at the Kodak Theatre
The evening just got off to an amazing start with a show stopping opening musical number with a hodgepodge of misfits singing their hearts out to Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run, featuring the cast of Glee, host Jimmy Fallon, 30 Rock's Tina Fey, Mad Men's John Hamm, Hurley from Lost and the Soup/Community star Joel McHale.
While the cream of the Television Arts and Sciences crop arrived on the red carpet, there was the usual assortment of safe, uninspired yet acceptable black gowns, but my eye was immediately drawn to a not so basic black gown worn by an effervescent and glowing Kelly Osbourne, a white asymmetrical Pamella Roland gown with a glorious circular cutout side detail rocked by Dexter alumni Julie Benz, and Jayma Mays who gained my best dressed nod for a neutral navy gown that was classic, understated and fit her to a Glee tee.
Honorable Mentions: Access Hollywood correspondent Maria Menounos also stole the spotlight from the nominees she was interviewing in a glittery backless sheath, except for nominees Lea Michelle of Glee in a navy Oscar de La Renta gown and Julie Bowen of Modern Family who nailed modern elegance in a dark and strapless stunner with extra brownie points for having just given birth to twins.
As for the bad, Lauren Graham was a Gilbore Girl in a weirdly proportioned black and white drapey bodiced gown, True Blood's Rutina Wesley was a bloody mess in a gown that her transvestite cousin Lafayette sure as hell didn't pick out, and Mindy Kaling's black frou frou gown and pineapple hairdo was far from appropriate Office attire for a best Comedy writing nominee.