Once I got over the fact that Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones' Khaleesi) showed up on the Emmy red carpet as a brunette, and Sophie Turner (she plays Sansa on the HBO hit) was there as a hot-white blonde -- it was like they switched heads! -- I was able to focus on the night's fashion.
What a plethora of pretty the red carpet was. It was all there: dramatic reds, near-naked nudes, florals and lots of cutouts. (Maybe too many cutouts.)
Best dress of the night goes to Regina King, who made a stunning choice in a fiery-red Elizabeth Kennedy gown. She was all business and feminine, too. I took her seriously tailored stance as a nod to the work King, who took home the Emmy for best supporting actress in a limited series drama, is doing off camera. Power red = Tinseltown power player. I approve.
Speaking of red, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention actress Priyanka Chopra's magnificent Jason Wu's goddess gown that flowed with her every move.
Constance Zimmer's (UnReal) Schiaparelli pink floral Monique Lhuillier gown and matching clutch was a whimsical choice. Kudos to Zimmer's stylist/makeup artist for finding that perfect shade of pink lipstick to pull the look together.
Kristen Bell's amazing Zuhair Murad - despite the I'm-so-over-it-now deep decolletage - was quite breath taking. #Lovedit. (Bell stars in NBC's The Good Place, premiering tonight.)
Something about Sarah Hyland's strapless Monique Lhuillier high-low frock that stylist Brad Goreski paired with black cigarette pants that, for me, worked, worked, worked, worked, worked -- add Rihanna twerk here.
Although it was hard to tell where Clarke's nude Atlelier Versace ended and she began, this look was a dose of liquid, red carpet perfection.
Kerry Washington -- a master at pushing the maternity envelope -- rocked out in a black Brandon Maxwell gown. The daring cutouts accentuated her growing baby bump. Some might call it inappropriate, but I think it's cool. Also, couldn't keep my eyes off of Washington's unapologetic mess of curls.
Although the color of money, green was the evening's losing shade.
I didn't love Sarah Paulson's long-sleeve, over-sparkled emerald green Prada (above left), nor Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's leafy looks. Kathryn Hahn's too-early-for-velvet Wai Ming was thumbs down.