Best and worst dressed at the 2015 Emmys
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Emmys 2015: Best and worst looks from the red carpet

Best and worst dressed at the 2015 Emmys

From left:  Laverne Cox, Kerry Washington, Jaimie Alexander.

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Best Dressed: Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson had her pick of designers for the Emmys, but she gave a boost to designer Alexander Wang, by wearing his custom black lace bustier gown with chain straps. The front cutout added just the right touch of sensuality.

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Best dressed: Lady Gaga

It was no meat dress. In fact, Lady Gaga’s LBD was meat and potatoes glamour. Created by her former stylist-turned-designer Brandon Maxwell, the understated look was a good bet for the Emmys, since it was really a night for TV stars to shine.

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Best dressed: Jaimie Alexander

Jaimie Alexander said she chose this long-sleeved, striped and sequined Armani Privé column gown because it covered up the residual temporary tattoes she gets on a regular basis for her new NBC show, “Blind Spot.” 

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Best dressed: Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington, usually in Prada on the red carpet, also supported the home team, stepping out in a spangled, embroidered lace and sequin gown with a scalloped hem, hot off the Marc Jacobs runway, as in on Thursday, when he showed his edgy Americana collection during New York Fashion Week. 

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Best Dressed: Ellie Kemper

Ellie Kemper’s op-art chic Naeem Khan rainbow sequined gown was hot off the Spring 2016 runway.

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Best dressed: Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara chose a gown by the struggling-to-remain-relevant, Irvine-based label St. John in her usual fishtail hem silhouette; it was set with 64,000 Swarovski crystals.

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Best dressed: Jane Krakowski

With a tri-color geometric motif and a peplum detail, Jane Krakowski’s Bibhu Mohaptra was modern and classic.

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Best dressed: Uzo Aduba

Uzo Aduba’a pink silk faille criss-cross gown was custom-designed by up-and-comer Jonathan Cohen and inspired by a Mark Rothko painting.

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Best dressed: Sarah Hyland

Also in the bold color category, Sarah Hyland looked better than ever in a deep plum off-shoulder Zac Posen gown.

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Best dressed: Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox’s teal silk crepe Calvin Klein with a back cutout had a superb fit that looked great coming and going.

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Best dressed: Tituss Burgess

Tituss Burgess cast a vote for populist fashion by choosing a green tuxedo from New York-based men’s fashion disruptor Bonobos.

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Best dressed: Taylor Schilling

Taylor Schilling was the coolest canary on the carpet in a Stella McCartney parachute silk gown.

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Best dressed at the 2015 Emmys

Tatiana Maslany perfected the masculine-meets-feminine look in this ivory Bouchar Jarrar tuxedo.

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Best dressed at the 2015 Emmys

Sarah Paulson’s blue-black off-shoulder Prabal Gurung gown was sparkling simplicity.

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Best dressed at the 2015 Emmys

The mixed front-and-back embroideries on Naomi Watts’ Dior gown — and the refreshing short length  — made this a winner. Watts is seen here with Liev Schreiber.

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Best dressed at the 2015 Emmys

Kiernan Shipka rocked Raf Simons’ Dior cutting-edge, cutoff ball gown perfectly, like so many other celebs have.

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Best dressed at the 2015 Emmys

David Oyelowo wears Dolce & Gabbana men’s wear like no other, and the texture of this tuxedo added extra oomph.

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Best dressed at the 2015 Emmys

Aubrey Plaza’s red crystal-dusted Alexandre Vauthier gown was effortless Hollywood glam.

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Best dressed at the 2015 Emmys

Only Alan Cumming could get away with wearing Crocs on the red carpet. A Vivienne Westwood three-piece suit with really baggy trousers completed the so-zany-it-was-good look.

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Worst dressed at the 2015 Emmys

Heidi Klum chose the color of the night, canary yellow, but this Atelier Versace gown with cascading lace and crystals was more big Big Bird than graceful swan.

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Worst dressed at the 2015 Emmys

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Oscar de la Renta ball gown didn’t live up to her reputation for indie style.

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Worst dressed at the 2015 Emmys

Amy Schumer’s Zac Posen gown was so simple it was forgettable.

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Worst dressed at the 2015 Emmys

Claire Danes’ thin frame was overwhelmed by the chunky shoulder chains on this Prada sequin gown.

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Worst dressed at the 2015 Emmys

The stiff oval bib on Joanna Newsom’s Delpozo gown was as much of a distraction as the extra skirt.

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Worst dressed at the 2015 Emmys

January Jones chose the trend that just won’t end, the jumpsuit. And this emerald green Ulyana Sergeenko number wasn’t up to her typically envelope-pushing fashion standards.

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Worst dressed at the 2015 Emmys

In petal pink and black with a draped bodice, this J. Mendel gown worn by Joanne Froggatt put a new spin on the classic Grecian goddess look.

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Worst dressed at the 2015 Emmys

Julianne Hough’s Marchesa gown, seen here with Derek Hough, left, is garter straps gone wild. Or maybe it’s a rejected costume from Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” tour?

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