Who's the Most Fashionable of Them All?
September 19 , 2005

Long, flowing gowns dominated the red carpet Sunday night at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards. But what's a red carpet without some skin? Luckily, several of TV's hottest stars, including Eva Longoria and Paula Abdul, fulfilled the night's quota.

Even new mom Heidi Klum in Dior showed off some post-pregnancy cleavage.

And for mom-to-be Jennifer Garner, her black Badgley Mischka gown was a last-minute decision. "It just appeared this morning," she said. "I had something else picked, and I said, 'This is good, I'll wear this one.'"

Meanwhile, "Desperate" vixen Marcia Cross, who became in instant style icon in a forest green Elie Saab gown, also took it down to the wire, admitting, "It was the first one I put on, and I didn't put it on until Friday. I got lucky!"

And in Emmy's flashbulb fashion frenzy, the hot "Housewives" ruled the red carpet, setting off the evening style trend: jewel tones.

Eva Longoria graced the red carpet in a coral Angel Sanchez gown, and Teri Hatcher looked stunning in a midnight blue J. Mendel dress.

Nicollette Sheridan went classic in her dusty rose Giorgio Armani, while Emmy winner Felicity Huffman dazzled in her strawberry Kevan Hall gown.

And "Law and Order: Special Victim's Unit's" Mariska Hargitay's gown was all about the bling thing. "Carolina Herrera actually built this dress around the jewelry," the actress revealed. Red carpet royal Halle Berry also joined the jewel-toned parade in her Ungaro dress.

And despite the heat, basic black was another hot trend at this year's awards. From fashionista Charlize Theron in a sequined flapper-style Chanel to Jennifer Love Hewitt, who also went retro in Dolce and Gabbana, black was as hot as ever!

The styling studs were also turning heads on the red carpet, from hot TV doc Patrick Dempsey in a classic tuxedo to "Entourage" star Jeremy Piven in midnight blue.

So there you have all the fashion hits, now how about one fashion miss: a nearly naked Tess Smith made the red carpet blush in a barely-there dress. But it's not the first fashion don't for Smith; the overexposed screenwriter wore a bikini last year!

But who was the best dressed of them all? "Extra's" top pick was Marcia Cross, who looked anything but "Desperate" in her gorgeous green Elie Saab gown. Congratulations, Marcia!


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