Lizzy Caplan, Lena Dunham: Emmys highs and lows

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 26, 2014 at 1:03 am •  Published: August 26, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — The gowns came in all shapes at Monday's Emmy Awards, dominated by reds, blues and whites.

And then there was "House of Cards" actress Robin Wright, dazzling in a cream Ralph Lauren jumpsuit with a plunging tuxedo jacket front and virtually no back at all.

"Of all the stars wearing head-to-toe white, Robin Wright stole the show," said Eric Wilson, fashion news director for InStyle magazine. "It was the ultimate power look from the front with a sexy backless surprise."

Wilson, a fan of on-trend crisp, monochromatic looks, called it "anything but boring," proving once again that a clean approach can still pack a lot of drama.

A look at a few highs and lows from the red carpet:

LIZZY CAPLAN

Wilson wasn't alone in loving the "Masters of Sex" star's Donna Karan Atelier — backless, black, and with a long white train. Quite a difference, he said, from her days playing the shaggy haired, frumpily dressed Janis Ian in his favorite movie, "Mean Girls."

The gown balanced a traditional full skirt with a skintight swimsuit-inspired bodice. Wilson called it the best example of a major trend on the red carpet: halter necklines. Others offering interesting takes on the halter were Julie Bowen wearing a blue-and-white patterned Peter Som, Laverne Cox looking like a goddess in white Marc Bouwer and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a fitted Carolina Herrera in raspberry red.

Joyann King, digital director for Harper's Bazaar, was also a fan, granting Caplan the "award for best graphic glamour of the night."

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