Last night’s Emmy Awards red carpet has left us with not much to talk about. It was the usual sea of black, pale and red (lots of red) gowns–nothing as outré as January Jones’ electric blue Versace mullet dress from last year’s awards. We were fans of both Claire Danes and Julie Bowen in Oscar de la Renta, Kate Winslet looked stunning, if not particularly daring, in red Elie Saab, and Evan Rachel Wood, out of a suit–finally!–and into sparkling, hourglass-hugging dress by Saab.
The real red carpet conversation started from last night was Gwyneth Paltrow’s two-piece look from Emilio Pucci. Flip through runway photos from New York and London fashion weeks and you’ll note the reture of that ’90s staple, the crop top. The bare midriff is back and Gwyneth’s on board.
Trendy it is, but whether the look works is another question. Against all odds, we think it does–at least on Paltrow. As we’ve said before, the actress/lifestyle guru has the poise to work outfits that would fell other red carpet contenders. This look is one false move away from entering “sexy witch” territory, but Gwyneth’s sleek hair, sleeker abs, combined with flat-out self-assuredness, help her pull off the otherwise un-pull-offable.
What do you think? Do you like Gwyneth Paltrow’s Emmys look?