As the dust settles and the post-red carpet rush to be first, first, first begins, let’s take a step back and look at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards as one big Rothko painting.
With the notable exception of a very … let’s say, floralLena Dunham, swaths of red and purple were most prominent, with some touches of green and gray. We tweeted about the risqué-ness of Julianne Hough‘s smoky off-the-shoulder gown — which rates even higher on our indecency scale now that we see it’s essentially a bodysuit with sheer, sparkly overlay — and the Deschanel siblings’ coordinating Houghton and J. Mendel. No one in the solidly mediocre purple camp was outstanding enough to catch our attention, but from the red team, Michelle Dockery in bow-necked Prada might just have won our best-dressed of the night.
Stacking television actresses to make freeform Abstract Expressionist landscapes might not be possible, but we can all use our imaginations here.