Red Carpet Glamour at the Emmys

When nominated for an Emmy Award, nothing is more important than looking sensational on the red carpet.

Not only is this event the perfect opportunity to show off the work of great fashion designers, it’s also a chance for the actors to express their own personal sense of fashion.

One of the first actresses to be interviewed on the red carpet last night was Katrina Bowden from NBC’s “30 Rock.” At last year’s ceremony, Bowden looked fantastic, with a simple blonde ponytail and a long blue-green dress by Christian Siriano.

This year, she looked even more phenomenal. She left her hair down in waves and wore a strapless purple dress by BCBG Max Azria. Matching earrings completed her classy but casual style.

Rutina Wesley, actress from HBO’s “True Blood,” also looked fabulous in an animal print gown by Douglas Hannant. Her shoes were created by designer Christian Louboutin.

On the other hand, reality star Kim Kardashian, of E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” did not look her best. Although Kardashian’s jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz was stunning, the rest of her fashion performance was not.

Kardashian wore a long, white Marchesa gown that resembled an ancient Egyptian outfit Cleopatra might have worn. The gown displayed a gold and white colored neckpiece, and a long white train of fabric starting from her neck and flowing down to the floor.

Another poorly dressed star was Lea Michele from Fox’s “Glee.” Michele was constantly fixing her hair since she wore it down and her bangs kept blowing in opposite directions. Her dress was long, blue and strapless by Oscar de la Renta. While it looked great on top, the bottom was covered in ruffles that looked too ostentatious.

Michele’s jewelry was also by Lorraine Schwartz. Her earrings were studs, which were not appropriate with the rest of her outfit. A better choice would have been long, dangling earrings.

Among the other well-dressed stars walking the red carpet: Carrie Preston from “True Blood;” Julie Benz from “Dexter;” Rico Rodriguez and Jesse Tyler Ferguson from “Modern Family;” Eva Longoria from “Desperate Housewives;” and Jane Lynch from “Glee.”

Be sure to check out these looks from the 62nd Annual Prime Time Emmy’s in our photo gallery. Photos provided by the Associated Press.