Talk about pressure. It was on for "Scandal" star Kerry Washington at the 65th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night. After just being named "world's best-dressed woman" by People magazine, well what's a girl to wear? In Washington's case, it was the blushy, hot-off-the-runway finale gown Marchesa just showed. In a word, "goddess."
Others brought out their goddesses in less ethereal ways. It was all about dangerous curves for ladies in red -- Sofia Vergara in painted-on Vera Wang, Heidi Klum in dominatrix pomegranate Versace and Morena Baccarin showing the curve of her baby bump in scarlet Alexander McQueen.
Speaking of curves, hey, hey Tina Fey in custom cobalt Narciso Rodriguez. Allison Williams went for the same shade (hers was right off Ralph Lauren's runway). Other gals were singing the blues, too -- Zooey Deschanel in silvery-blue J. Mendel, Connie Britton, sassy, in blue and gold Naeem Kahn, Jessica Paré in an Oscar de la Renta turquoise job and -- holy handiwork -- "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke in Donna Karan Atelier, the leaves of which were cut and hand-folded onto her body.
Some did the black-and-white thing, notably Elizabeth Moss in a pebbly Andrew Gn and her best-ever haircut. And there were the nudists (of sorts) and pales, such as Claire Danes, whose faux bob distracted from her paillette-coated Armani Privé. Taylor Schilling of "Orange Is the New Black" wore a slit up to there (yeah, there) Thakoon number in ivory. Julia Louis-Dreyfus did a fab, silver Monique Lhuillier column and Julie Bowen said fitting into her pale pink, skintight Zac Posen confection made carbs a big no-no.
And, oh, yes, there were some big fashion no-nos. Love the show "Girls," but Zosia Mamet's leather busted, watercolor floral job by Honor . . . oy! And some felt Lena Dunham missed big time with the oversized floral Prada, though we're thinking the makeup artist gets the blame. That green, goopy smoky eye -- don't try it at home. Ever.