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Emmys 2014: Red carpet sees shades of fire and ice

Hayden Panettiere, left, and Uzo Aduba, who won

Hayden Panettiere, left, and Uzo Aduba, who won an Emmy for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for her work as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, in "Orange is the New Black," present the award for outstanding directing for a comedy series. Credit: AP / Vince Bucci

Hot and cool -- that's how the 2014 Emmys ran Monday night, with icy hues and fiery shades dominating the star-studded scene.

The ice looked nice -- Taylor Schilling in a "noncolor" Zuhair Murad beaded halter that revealed the tattoo on her rib cage. Robin Wright was positively Arctic (how "Claire" of her) in Ralph Lauren's creamy silk tuxedo jumpsuit. Emmys' first transgender nominee, Laverne Cox, donned a custom Marc Bouwer with a plunging front and a caped back that the star dubbed "angelic elegance." And Anna Chlumsky wore a white "one-zip" Zac Posen.

Also in the white stuff: Sofia Vergara (natch, curvy, skintight), Kristen Wiig (streamlined), Katherine Heigl (satin). Hayden Panettiere's baby girl bump was encased in a silver metallic job by Lorena Sarbu, and Gwen Stefani rocked a two-piece Versace ensemble dripping in Swarovski crystals.

Flaming red was so prevalent that Claire Danes said she was "glad to be part of the red posse," wearing Givenchy with inset lace and dramatic jeweled neckline. Christina Hendricks went for a sari-inspired Marchesa with gold embellishment at the waist. January Jones was drop-dead gorgeous in structured Prabal Gurung, with a swooped-up hemline and a grand train; Julia Louis-Dreyfus worked a leather-trimmed Carolina Herrera number in raspberry. Heidi Klum glowed in slim Zac Posen with a winged back that the designer called "coral angel." And no one worked the fire-and-ice trend better than Sarah Hyland -- she wore both in a crop-top-meets-ball-skirt outfit. Kerry Washington, four months after giving birth, looked smashing in a tangerine slit-to-there Prada gown with a sequined mini underskirt.

Julia Roberts was a scene-stealer -- not because she was on trend, but because she bucked it in a short, pearl-embellished Elie Saab navy cocktail dress that flaunted her mile-long legs.

As for the coifs, well they were predominantly California casual -- worn loose and sometimes tousled and occasionally a touch too messy (hello Christina Hendricks). And there was a man bun or two in the mix (yeah, you, Kit Harington).

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