I didn’t watch last night’s Emmys live, because I was at a concert. I sure didn’t miss anything fashion-wise. I thought last year’s Emmys were uninspiring from a style perspective, but this year was even worse. There was exactly one gown that I would want to wear myself: Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery’s red-and-burgundy Prada.
It fit her perfectly, and I always enjoy a halter and a high/low hemline. But what I liked most of all is that the color combination reminded me of a 2011 Bottega Veneta look that I still covet.
Great minds think alike when it comes to color, eh?
Nearly everything else on the red carpet looked either very plain or mother-of-the-bride to me. (A lot of people criticized Heidi Klum’s Versace dress with the neck piece, but at least it was different.) The blah parade made comedian Sarah Silverman stand out in her little black dress. Normally, I don’t care for a little black dress at a big event, but when so many other people look like mermaids or cupcakes, a bit of contrast really works, especially when paired with dark hair and fierce shoes.
Silverman said she got her dress for $60 online. That’s the same amount I paid on eBay for my Sex-ay Pilgrim Dress by Donald Brooks.
Sixty is a lucky number when it comes to online shopping!
The concert I was at last night was Christian Death, aka the godfathers of Goth. The music, band outfits and audience fashion all gave me pleasant ’80s flashbacks. I particularly liked the look of this Goth go-go dancer.
If I had to choose between wearing her outfit and nearly any of the Emmys outfits TO the Emmys themselves, I’d go with the Goth girl, honestly. Goths have more fun.