She was stunning in a hot pink Monique Lhuillier dress and matching lipstick Saturday night at the designer's show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, but "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi said she's still in the market for an outfit to wear to the Emmy Awards.
"I am shopping for dresses," she said, adding that her main priority is comfort.
"Do I feel good in it? Do I feel comfortable? No matter how good you look in a dress, if you're not comfortable, it's going to show."
She said she felt great in her Lhiullier dress, which, although it fit her perfectly, had plenty of stretch.
"It feels kind of like I'm wearing a soft wet suit," she said.
Lakshmi was in good humor when a reporter repeatedly mispronounced her name on camera before the show.
"That is some funny [stuff]," she said with a laugh.
Photo: TV personality Padma Lakshmi wears a hot pink Monique Lhuillier dress to the Lhuillier spring 2013 show Saturday during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. (Sept. 8, 2012)