By Leah Ornstein – Radar Style & Beauty Editor
It was a dazzling and frazzling day of fashion at the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, as the biggest stars of the small screen hit the red carpet dressed to rock and shock — and RadarOnline.com has all the photos in our best, worst and wackiest fashion feature!
It was black and white tuxes and red gowns all over, as a handful of ladies ravished in the fiery hot hue — but it was Gwyneth Paltrow who stole the red carpet show in beyond sexy style! The bigscreen bombshell left little to the imagination in her sheer, impeccably embellished Emilio Pucci gown two-piece number, finishing off the look with $500,000 worth of Neil Lane bling.
PHOTOS: The Best, Worst & Wackiest Fashions Of The 2011 Emmy Awards
Glammed up Glee girl Lea Michele had us panting for air, showing off her hot bod in a rose-shouldered Marchesa gown, which featured a dramatically dropped back. Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev also raised the temperature in a fire engine red Donna Karan strapless mermaid gown, which cascaded to the grounded in folded tiers of yumminess, while Kerry Washington dazzled in Zuhair Murad Couture.
Julianna Margulies experienced a total washout in white, failing to pull off her blinding Armani Prive strapless gown, which was embellished in lucite. She paired the number with matching Roger Vivier heels, which you could only see from the back, where the dress was slit.
Other style slip-ups included Minka Kelly, the “sexiest woman alive” looking like a middle-aged NYC socialite in her navy blue Christian Dior gown, and Paula Abdul‘s ‘Straight Up’ tacky fashion disaster of a dress.
As for wacky, leave it Boardwalk Empire bad girl to Paz de la Huerta to take a perfectly pretty pink dress, and make it look like circus couture. The Boardwalk Empire bad girl paired her gown with too-big triangle earrings and sparkling heels — and her hair and makeup were an entirely different disaster altogether.
Keep checking back to RadarOnline.com for all your Emmy coverage, as we will be bringing you even more fashion coverage on Monday!