Overall, The Emmys were a disappointment when it came to the fashions, but these seven ladies were the standouts, the exceptions to the rule. They made the 2012 Emmy Awards shine like never before. Not only did they each have a beautiful gown, but they were the whole package from make up to hair to accessories and shoes, down to the gown and the smile.
Zooey Deschanel looked light and lovely in a periwinkle fairy gown from Reem Acra.
Nicole Kidman took the simple approach, but absolutely sparkled in Antonio Berardi.
Ginnifer Goodwin wore a nude colored Monique Lhuillier with red orange velvet flowers over it. This was a big risk, but I think she pulled it off.
Kerry Washington was "old Hollywood" glamour at it's best in a sparkling champagne Vivienne Westwood gown.
Julianna Margulies wore a modern jewel toned floral print gown by Giambattista Valli. On someone else, a disaster. On Julianna, divine; she has such a clean, sophisticated look that this works for her.
Anna Chlumsky went dark and gothic with the color, but feminine with the lace and satin belt in this Christian Siriano number.
Julie Bowen wore an electric yellow Monique Lhuillier gown; her whole look was so together from top to bottom. I think it is in my favorite look for this event; she was the whole package.