14 Small-Screen Queens Who Rocked Last Night's Emmys Red Carpet

At a balmy 90 degrees, last night was maybe the most scorching Emmys Sunday in recent history. But, despite the major mercury spike, it was still sweater weather for us at home. That's because we got chills when we saw a few choice ladies step out of their limos and into the fashion parade.
Thanks to the obvious lack of major movie stars (and consequent couture), this pageant is typically the least luxe — and there were some blunders (anyone else feeling the Vegas showgirl look gaining traction?) — but man, when we saw Elisabeth Moss in her new golden 'do and floral cascading Dolce & Gabbana frock, hot damn! Or how about Ginnifer Goodwin in that cinched-waist embroidered Lhuillier? As you'll quickly see, TV turned out to have quite a few tricks up her stylish sleeve, after all. So, without further ado, our list of last night's showstoppers. Just don't forget to leave a rating of your own in the comments!
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Zou bisou bisou, mon dieu! Jessica Paré was an absolute Old Hollywood vision in a one-shouldered number custom-made by her main squeeze, Jason Wu. Dripping in Bulgari gems and sporting a cherry pout, Paré made a modern-day Liz Taylor splash!

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Elisabeth Moss was the biggest goosebump-giver of the eve in her strapless floral Dolce & Gabbana dress and H. Stern jewels. Talk about coming out of one's shell, girlfriend went platinum on so many levels! We bet many a role far above Peggy (or TV, for that matter) surfaces from her night out on Tinseltown in that bombshell situation!

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Well, this was one we didn't see coming. We're suckers for pockets, brocade, Giambattista Valli anything ... and a good red-carpet comeback! Hello there Julianna Margulies, nice to see you soaking up the spotlight again.

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We waited with bated breath for Nicole Kidman's arrival, not knowing whether to expect a safe bet or absolute spectacle. Luckily, it was one-hundred percent the latter when she waltzed in hand-in-hand with husband Keith Urban. Fitting for the highest wattage star in attendance, Kidman's frock, an angelic nod to TRON courtesy of Antonio Berardi, just debuted on the runway a week ago at London Fashion Week, and it was such a welcome risky departure for the fair-faced Aussie. She joked that the directors of her new Grace Kelly flick wouldn't appreciate all of the red-carpet sun she was getting, but we're certainly hoping she basked in the figurative kind.

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Femme-bot fab! Lucy Liu may not have even needed a bodyguard last night with all of that sumptuous sequined body armor from Versace. We're betting the paps needed to pop on some shades when the light reflected all of that heavy metal, too. (There's no way we would have shielded our eyes).

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Julianne Moore brought the couture we were yearning for — and in Raf Simons' first collection for Christian Dior, no less! She knocked it off the "unique" charts with the vibrant color choice and opting for long sleeves in the high heat. Truth be told, on paper, we don't know if we would have predicted this mix working, but this solidifies that Ms. Moore can truly do no wrong.

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We don't know too many people who can pull off a beige, sheer pantsuit like itty-bitty Portia de Rossi! It certainly helped that it was rendered by the house of Valentino, which does lace like nobody's biz. Polished like a pro, and with Ellen by her side, she stood out from her peers looking effortless and fresh — even in a nude hue.

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Presenter Ginnifer Goodwin's stark pixie cut never looked better than paired with a poppy orange gown by L.A.'s own atelier Monique Lhuillier. We love when it's readily (and stunningly) apparent how much energy was put into an outfit, and this organza embroidery had to have taken unimaginable hours to sew. Throw in some superbly matched ankle-strap Bis Un Bout Loubies and some edgy Rona Pfeiffer danglers, and you have one perfectly strategized ensemble.

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Emily VanCamp took sweet Revenge on the red carpet in a demure J. Mendel chiffon dress with a daring neckline to flaunt some flirty décolletage. Her metallic-croc Judith Leiber clutch juxtaposed with a diamond bow-tie bracelet played up the same sort of polar-opposite panache. We somehow feel that Emily Thorne would be proud of the "girl-next-door with ulterior motives" vibe it projected.

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Doesn't turquoise always make for the ultimate accent piece? In Leslie Mann's carpet case, the Lorraine Schwartz accessories just amped the glam factor of her Naeem Khan beaded-bodice and marigold-skirt supremacy. And, that messy topknot made the entire look top-notch!

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Mad Men and Girls' Zosia Mamet had two very big reasons to celebrate last night, and we were blissfully shocked to see her doing so in such high style. This may even be the first time we've ever seen her in a floor-length number with her hair swept up! Form-fitting, multi-textured, geometric, and anything but run-of-the-mill — we'd like to officially welcome Mamet to the best-dressed big leagues with this Bibhu Mohapatra moment!

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Whew! Nurse Jackie brought it in black-and-white, gilt-belted Stella McCartney. Seriously, we've never seen Edie Falco look so ravishing. It was sleek, fresh, and totally unexpected — exactly what joyously keeps us on our red-carpet tippy toes.

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Well, look who grew up overnight! Ariel Winters bridged the gap betwixt tween and a style starlet, and it was a treat to watch it all unfold. The metallic, floral-paneled Katharine Kidd gown, paired with Brian Atwood platform pumps, were both age-appropriate and completely vibrant. We have a feeling that this is the first of major moments to come for this 14 year-old! (Sidenote: How hilarious was it to watch her pub continually fluffing that train?!).

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Just when we thought we'd never be able to shake the image of Anna Chlumsky as My Girl's Vada Sultenfuss, the Veep star gave us a gorgeous snapshot to replace it with in a custom Christian Siriano gown equipped with vintage lace, Stuart Weitzman strappy sandals, a Judith Leiber clutch, and Neil Lane baubles.

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