Julianne Hough went to this year’s Emmys with her brother, which is a good strategy for a single woman formerly known as “the girlfriend of” a media mogul. (That’s Ryan Seacrest of course, even though he seems young for the mogul title.) She wore this gray-ish Jenny Packham see-through gown which looks like a slip worn over granny panties. Something nice: the off the shoulder top is very cute and would go well with a standard loose skirt that left her undergarments to the imagination. I like the subtle sequins on the fabric. As it is, there’s some kind of diagonal cutout at the waist, her legs are fully visible and it looks like she’s wearing a bathing suit with a coverup. Her face here says it all.
Hough’s makeup is great though and I really like the risk she took with her hair.
Let’s move on to some of the American Horror Story ladies. This seems just as good a place as any to put them although they’re > Julianne Hough, especially Jessica Lange. Lange worked a black floor length Escada gown with feather-like sequin detail on the bodice. This is a killer dress, I absolutely love it. Lange was nominated for outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or a movie, which went to Laura Linney for The Big C. (Lange already won an Emmy last year for AHS in the supporting actress category.)
Lange’s costar and friend Sarah Paulson was nominated for outstanding supporting actress, which ultimately went to Ellen Burstyn for Political Animals. Paulson ruled the red carpet in deep v-neck red Carolina Herrera. The bow around the waist might be goofy if it had a pattern or were a different color from the dress, but somehow it works.
Kate Mara wasn’t on AHS apart from the first season, but I’m sticking her here anyway. Mara is in House of Cards and was there to support that show. She was in white lattice stripe J. Mendel with a high slit. I don’t like her plain pin straight hair behind her ears, and I don’t like this dress. It’s very 70s crochet. At least Kate is smiling a little and looks to have a sense of humor about her fashion, unlike her sister.