Work That Twerk: The 2013 Emmy Fashion Roundup
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Work That Twerk: The 2013 Emmy Fashion Roundup

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | September 23, 2013 | Comments ()


Overall, last nights Emmywear was mostly disappointing; a mishmash of styles and colors and very few actual standouts. An alarming number of women did horrendous things to their chesticular area, and a fair amount of the menfolk looked like they threw on rentals. But who cares…they’re our stars and we like to ogle them. And whether or not our favorites won or the actual ceremony was one of the worst we’ve ever endured, Tina and Amy (almost) made it all worthwhile.

Best and Worst Dressed within Their Casts:

Breaking Bad

Best: Anna Gunn in Romona Keveza


Dean Norris


Bryan Cranston in Burberry


Aaron Paul (with wife Lauren Parsekian) in Burberry


RJ Mitte


Jonathan Banks (with wife Gennera)


Worst: Betsy Brandt in Alice and Olivia


Mad Men

(I had to split the difference here, because they’re both so gorgeous.)

Best Regular: Elisabeth Moss in Andrew Gn


Best Recurring: Linda Cardellini in Donna Karan Atelier

January Jones in Givenchy


Christina Hendricks (with husband, Geoffrey Arend) in Christian Siriano


John Hamm (with Jennifer Westfeldt)


Kiernan Shipka in Delpozo


Worst: Jessica Pare in Oscar de la Renta



Best: Morgan Saylor in Honor


Damien Lewis (with wife Helen McCrory in Dior) in Tom Ford


Morena Baccarin in Alexander McQueen


Mandy Patinkin


Worst: Claire Danes in Armani Prive


American Horror Story

Best: Sarah Paulson in Carolina Hererra


Jessica Lange in Escada


Zachary Quinto


Worst: It’s a Tie!

Lily Rabe in Vionnet, and


Evan Peters


Can Anyone Really Be Declared a Winner Here? The Girls Cast:

Pretty Print, Bad Dress: Lena Dunham in Prada


Pretty Snore: Allison Williams in Ralph Lauren


I Don’t Understand Why You’d Do That to Your Boobs: Zosia Mamet wearing Honor


Most Depressingly Dressed (and Expressioned) Cast: Game of Thrones

Lena Headey in Alessandra Rich

Kit Harrington


Peter Dinklage (with wife, Erica Schmidt)


Emilia Clarke in Donna Karan


Best Matching Sister Act:

Zooey Deschenel wearing J. Mendel


Emily Deschanel in Houghton


The I Am Me (aka Who Gives a Shit?) Award: Al Pacino (with Lucila Sola)


The Sad Flower Parade:

Kerry Washington in Marchesa


Laura Dern in Naeem Khan


Mayim Bialik wearing Pamella Roland


Best Representation by a Single Cast Member

Downton Abbey: Michelle Dockery in Prada


Orange Is the New Black: Taylor Schilling in Thakoon


Best Black and White:

Robin Wright in Ralph Lauren


Kate Mara (Shoes excluded) in J. Mendel


She Makes This Look So Much Better Than It May Really Be: Connie Britton in Naeem Khan


Please Steam Me:

Anna Chlumsky in Badgley Mischka


Alyson Hannigan in Marchesa


I Don’t Have Boobs Either, and I Can’t Understand Why You’d Want to Do This to Your Chest

Cobie Smulders in J. Mendel


Just Say “Meh”.

Aubrey Plaza in Marios Schwab


Not for Everyone, But It Looks Stunning on You:

Alfre Woodard in Tadashi Shoji


Our Favorite Margo…Martindale in Renato Balestra


The Sparkling Comeback Kid:

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Monique Lhuillier


Pretty in Pink:

Allison Janney in Lorena Sarbu


Knowing You Have to Stand Next to Vergara Shouldn’t Mean Giving Up:

Julie Bowen in Zac Posen


Simply Stunning:

Sophia Vergara in Vera Wang


You’re Too Gorgeous to Confuse Us Like This:

Vera Farmiga in Theyskens’ Theory


Oh Cat!

Cat Deeley in Armani


Is That a Cone of Shame Remnant or Are You Just Happy to See Us?

Heidi Klum in Versace


Best Dresses:

Anna Faris in Monique Lhuillier


Carla Gugino in Edition by Georges Chakra


Anna Gunn in Romona Keveza (with the caveat that from the side, there were some issues with chest smashing, but from the front, it was…smashing.)


Julianna Margulies in Reed Krakoff


Sarah Hyland in Carolina Herrera


Power Couples:

Michael Douglas and…


Matt Damon (with wife Luciana Barroso)

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Cranston and Paul:



Banks and Norris:


Best Friends (and Best Part of the Show)

Tina Fey in Narcisco Rodriguez


Amy Poehler in Basler



They’re Having So Much Fun, Who Gives a Shit What They’re Wearing?


Cindy Davis, (Twitter) was wearing a child’s robe from Target when she wrote this.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Quanion

    Evan Peters has horns!

  • BlackRabbit

    I'd love some of the guys to wear something that's not black, dammit, but that's just my personal gripe about men's fashion.

  • Kristen Mc

    I guess Morgan Saylor never washes her hair. I though it was just a character quirk. Emilia Clarke and Claire Danes will have to share the award for Most In Need Of A Sandwich.

  • Inquisitive Mind

    What happened to Emilia Clarke's face?!

  • F'mal DeHyde

    No body snark intended but... Anna Gunn dropped an amazing amount of weight in a fairly short time, her shoulders and collar bone are very prominent now.

    And Morena Baccarin is a goddess.

  • Maddy

    I don't understand why pale people wear nude or pale colours. As a pale pasty person it just makes me look diseased or like I'm dying of consumption

  • Maddy

    Betray Brandt is adorable I actually really liked how she looked it seemed to fit with her personality

  • Berry

    Morena Baccarin and Michele Dockery wore something beautiful to the red carpet! Joy to the world!

  • Boothy K

    For real: Laura Dern's look would have been stunning if she had her hair and makeup done properly. She looks crazy and unkempt. The dress needs a more polished head...I would wear that dress, the colour is great...Also: I'm very tired of Sofia Vergera.

  • Kristen Mc

    Was going to say the same thing. I love the dress, and love the color.

  • Wigamer

    Dean Norris is effing adorable. And my level of attraction for Flynn makes me deeply uncomfortable.

    ETA--I am obsessed with Juliana Marguiles' dress. Don't know why.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Because it is beautiful, chic, and elegant?

  • Wigamer

    Yes, I believe that is why.

  • e jerry powell

    It's true! Christina Hendricks really does look like a Sargent painting!

    (Especially good because she made Seacrest look like the big douchey dumbass he is on camera on the red carpet.)

  • Mrs. Julien

    I go visit her every time I'm at The Met. John Singer Sargent is my favourite!

  • e jerry powell

    I think maybe so does Christian Siriano.

  • apsutter

    The BB cast looked great...poor Betsey! I just started following Dean Norris on twitter and he's awesome. That whole cast is just wonderful.

    Mayim Bialik looked like a total nerd babe last night and Aly Hannigan looked really good(especially because she's been looking very different and aged on HIMYM lately.) Kiernan Shipka is an adorable little doll.

  • Steph

    I like that all the Breaking Bad people are listed under best except Marie. Is it because her dress isn't purple?

  • Cree83

    Amy Poehler seems to wear that same style a lot, high neck with cap sleeves, and she usually looks pretty good. Has she figured out the secret to dressing the short statured, short legged, fairly-slim-but-not-quite-skinny, medium sized boobed but somewhat generously hipped figure? Because if so, it's really important that I start emulating her wardrobe.

  • Amy looked FANTASTIC last night. She also got the best revenge - being hip, hysterical, and gorgeous while her ex looked like he's been swimming in Tang.

  • Angie Ramos

    Hey isn't the dress Jessica Lange wore the same one that Jane Fonda wore on The Newsroom ??

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    Allison Janney and Carla Gugino. That's could be that my severe crush on both of them is clouding my judgement. If I were being impartial, I'd probably go with Anna Faris simply because that colour is the shit, but I'm in love.

  • jennp421

    Lily Rabe's dress makes me think of Pretty in Pink - it's like she combined two dresses that might have been cute or fine on their own, and morphed them into one super-hideous dress.

  • grr arrgh

    Glad I'm not the only who hates the Pretty in Pink dress. Either dress would've been fine alone but then she decides to make a pink potato sack out of them.

  • And oh, the Hamm beard. I want to live in it.

  • BlackRabbit

    Would it be a Hamm-ock?

  • Anna Gunn was my favorite of the night, along with Christina Hendricks. They're both usually really bad at the awards shows, but they both looked STUNNING last night. Michelle Dockery is a very close third place.

    Morena Baccarin wins for the best dress I've ever seen on a pregnant movie star, ever.

    And I gotta disagree with you on the Deschanels. Zooey looked like a big blue tube and Emily's was horribly ill-fitted. They both looked terrible on stage.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I love Sarah Paulson's look. I love Robin Wright's look. Not shown here, but lovely, is Rose Byrne's two piece, which looks far classier than it has any right to. I shouldn't love Lena Headley's look, and yet for some reason, I am totally on board with it, built-in granny panties and white shoes notwithstanding.

    I'm not on board with the woman who wore pale blue lace dress with visible granny panties.

    I really like Pacino's date's dress. I like Jennifer Westfeldt's dress, shiny factor notwithstanding.

    Alyson Hannigan's dress looks incredibly cheap and poorly made. Like, homemade Barbie dress bad.

    Vera thinks that she is the next Swinton. But the young padawan has much to learn.

  • Rose Byrne's was an awful flesh color. I hated it.

  • BigBlueKY

    Could you imagine if The Tild was at the Emmy's? This post could just be a photo of her and we'd be over and out.

  • BigBlueKY

    Good GOD. The Hamm beard.... I want to frolic in it. Such a glorious distraction of what's lurking in his pants.

  • apsutter

    I like his beard but his suit is awful. The pants look terrible and like he needs a tailor, STAT

  • chanohack

    *scrolls up to crotch-check Hamm*

  • Sean

    Morena Baccarin might be the best looking pregnant woman ever. Of course, she is near the top of the best looking women ever list, so that isn't a surprise.

  • BlackRabbit

    I was going to ask if she was preggers, but now I do not have to and feel like a jerk if someone said "no." Thank you!

  • Berry

    I thought that no-one could ever take the title of best looking pregnant woman ever from Catherine Zeta Jones, but you're right. Baccarin is like thisclose.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I am in possession of Mr. Julien's proxy to co-sign this statement.

  • Tinkerville

    We'll have to agree to disagree on Anna Farris. I love the daring color but combined with the awful wig, she's definitely not owning the overall look.

  • BendinIntheWind

    Truth. I loved her dress, but it just doesn't work for her coloring at all.

    Next time someone asks why blondes so rarely wear yellow, this will be presented as Exhibit A in the public trial of "Hey, this is maybe not such a good idea".

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    I loved the dress. God did I love it. But with her hair, it was awful. I would have loved to see that bright color on a redhead, because it was a gorgeous dress.

  • It'd be an amazing look if her hair were a different shade, but as it is it clashes horribly with it.

  • Classic

    I disagree too. That look was not good.

    Her and the girl who plays on Modern Family were awful looks. She looked like a hard ridden hooker.

  • emmalita

    Was it a wig? It was a jarring clash between hair and dress, and it washed out her face.

  • BWeaves

    Madeleine Vionnet died in 1975. I guess she came back from the dead and used her shroud to make Rabe's dress.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Do you think Sarah Paulson and Zachary Quinto feel weirdly incestuous about sharing a show while he is also performing in a play where her partner plays his mother?

  • thatstrangewoman

    Sarah Paulson and Cherry Jones broke up about 4 years ago. Are they back together?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    WHAT. How am I so out of the loop. IMDB tells me you are right.

  • Mrs. Julien

    With "," gone, who is going to remind us of which one is the "hot Deschanel"?

  • Becks

    One question: Is bucdaddy no longer commenting for some reason or do you mean you just haven't seen him around these parts in a while?

  • Mrs. Julien

    He was upset about the direction that he felt the site was going in and decided to bow out.

  • Maguita NYC

    Wait... "," was a he!!!

    That explains a LOT.

  • Maguita NYC

    "," is gone?! Really?

  • Becks

    Oh, I must have missed that. I want to believe he made one final joke about SJP looking like a horse. Goddamn, he loved that joke.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I think you can rest assured that he is out there somewhere thinking exactly that.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Well you obviously want a hot Deschanel, because otherwise all the butter gets congealey and you won't get the right consistency...

    Oh, waitaminute. I'm thinking of Bechamel.

  • emmalita

    Your wit is sparkling today.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Why thank you my dear! I suspect the day-after-a-hangover feelings of rejuvenation are to blame.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Mmmmm, it's very creamy.

    (please tell me you get that Canadian advertising reference)

  • Bert_McGurt

    It's very VERY creamy!

  • Mrs. Julien

    My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my house hippo thanks you, and I thank you.

  • Becks

    This just made my afternoon so thank you for that.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Pretty dresses. Pretty, pretty.

    I like how Morgan Saylor is pulling a Natalie Dormer.

  • mairimba

    Allison Williams' dress was simple but perfect. Now Zosia? It's like she wants to wear the worse things.

  • Mrs. Julien

    The colour combination on Michelle Dockery's dress is making me twitch.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Not only that, it my imagination, or is the top completely smashing her chest down. I can't support any dress that harms a perfectly innocent pair of breasts.

  • Mrs. Julien

    What makes you so sure they are innocent?

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Until I see a photograph of her breasts holding up a liquor store, I will presume that Lady Mary's chest is beyond reproach.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I just love you. You are a delight.

    This seemed appropriate -

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    And I, in turn, love you.
    And The Far Side.
    But mostly you.

  • Mrs. Julien


  • Mrs. Julien

    If either Cobie Smulders OR Zosia Mamet's chests hadn't fallen prey to sartorial wackitude, they would both look spectacular.

  • BlackRabbit

    But are they real?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I don't mind Cobie's. It makes her bosom look pretty tiny, but the dress, while simple, otherwise works for me.

  • Buellie413

    Her hair and makeup looked damn good.

  • apsutter

    She always looks so great.

  • Mrs. Julien

    It's otherwise exquisite. Such a pretty colour and style. Her innate loveliness helps, too.

  • fluff_fluff

    I'm weirdly invested in Abi Morgan (writer for The Hour) wearing her hair in a regular old ponytail. That's really all I took away from the show fashion-wise.

  • chanohack

    Anna Gunn is a babe.

  • Buellie413

    I have a crush on that entire cast. They just seem like they love each other SO MUCH.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Anna Gunn looks so great in that dress she deserves her double mention.

  • mairimba

    January's dress looked much better on tv.

  • Eeeh....I loved her hair and makeup, though!

  • mairimba

    Uh.. That front part on Cardellini's dress? Looks like a huge vagina.

  • Mrs. Julien


  • Maguita NYC

    Oriva! As in, "Andele, Andele, Oriva, Oriva, Epa, Epa, Yeehaw!" .... I'll show myself out.

  • mairimba


  • Maguita NYC

    (it was joke...) :)

  • BendinIntheWind

    Lena is making me weep, because I ADORE the print. The colors and scale are just so so pretty, but that shape is horrendous.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    I came here to say that very thing. I think that print is beautiful and I would love it, but jesus, who tailored that thing?

  • BigBlueKY

    I think she is fashion trolling us...right? I mean she HAS to know...right?!

  • Tinkerville

    Normally I jump for joy whenever I see someone brave enough to wear prints to these things. But dear lord. Her stylist needs to be taken out back and given what for.

  • Buellie413

    It's just hanging off of her. No support of the girls. It would have been pretty as a cocktail dress, or even a simple strapless gown. It's so big and billowy the way it is.

  • BendinIntheWind

    I get the feeling the more I see her dressing for these things that she really has no idea how to account for boobs. Her bust NEVER looks properly fitted, ever, so it makes her look crazy ill-proportioned.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Why is January Jones wearing my grandmother's curtains and why is Aubrey Plaza my grandmother?

  • chanohack

    I misread this as "why isn't Aubrey Plaza my grandmother". I think that's the better question.

  • emmalita

    My grandmother had better taste in curtains. Ugh! I loathe that dress. It's actively ugly.

  • chanohack

    Aw, Banks and Norris. I'm going to make a desktop folder full of happy pictures and videos so I have somewhere to turn after next week's Breaking Bad finale, and "banksandnorrisbestfriends" here shall be the first entry.

  • emmalita

    Vulture has a photo gallery of Aaron and Bryan's bromanciest moments. It will make your heart warm.

  • chanohack

    Just let me grab my website bookmark...

  • Mrs. Julien

    January Jones looks like she borrowed Miss Havisham's tablecloth.

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