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Celebrity fashion at the 2009 Emmy Awards


The red carpet was ablaze last Sunday as a host of celebrities set the trend by glamming it up in red gowns at the 61st Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

Blake Lively from Gossip Girl, Hayden Panettiere from Heroes, Debra Messing from Will & Grace, and Toni Collette – who won her first Emmy on the night for her role in the comedy series United States of Tara – were among the female celebs who opted to step out in various shades of crimson on awards night.

But although red was the colour of the night, pale and nude tones also played a starring role – echoing the trend for muted tones that have recently been emerging on the spring/summer 2010 catwalks – with Drew Barrymore, Rose Byrne and Cat Deeley all glowing in muted gold and rose tones. 
And it wasn’t just the ladies who went for a splash of colour at the 2009 Emmy Awards. Even some of the men at the ceremony chose to punctuate their suits with a dash of colour. Actor Alec Baldwin, nominated for best actor in a comedy for his performance in 30 Rock, sported a lavender tie, while actor Terry O’Quinn, from hit series Lost, wore a yellow tie to match wife Lori O’Quinn’s yellow gown.

“Black and white is pretty boring,” O’Quinn said.

“I think we’re evolving sartorially.”

Fashion director for InStyle magazine, Hal Rubenstein, described the evening’s tone as smart, but not overtly glamorous.

“There was a lot of smart, sleek, colourful looks, but not over-indulgent. Fashion isn’t in that kind of extravagant place right now,” Rubenstein said.

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