on August 26, 2014 - 12:01 AM
, updated August 26, 2014 at 1:16 AM
Lena Dunham showed up for the Emmys in an awkward pink confection and Kerry Washington went for a bright orange Prada dress, but it was the reds and blues that dominated the carpet Monday.
And neutrals, too.
Taylor Schilling and her “Orange is the New Black” crew walked early – Schilling dressed in a lighter-than-air, pale halter gown with subtle sparkle and fellow cast member Uzo Aduba in strapless red.
“I enjoy a nice non-color,” Schilling joked on E! “It just felt sort of timeless.”
Aduba has been having big fun in fashion since the Netflix show has grown popular, in contrast to her Crazy Eyes role, for which she won a Creative Arts Emmy earlier this month.
“I wanted something beautiful,” she told the Associated Press of her custom Christian Siriano.
Laverne Cox, another of the show’s co-stars, chatted on the carpet in a caped, white gown by one her favorite designers, Marc Bouwer. Fred Leighton diamonds were sewn into the dress that sported a chest-baring neckline.
On Team Red were Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who looked a bit pinched in a tight Carolina Herrera, and Christina Hendricks in a gaudy, one-shoulder Marchesa with a loud floral embellishment at the waist and a plunging neckline.
“I saw it hanging there and I knew it was a contender,” she told the AP. “I threw it on during a lunch break when I was shooting ‘Scandal’ and fell in love.”
Seth Meyers arrived to cheers and well-wishes from fans – and likely a happy sigh from organizers. After all, the party doesn’t begin until the host shows up.
Meyers and Jesse Tyler Ferguson of “Modern Family” were two early arrivals. Ferguson showed up in a black double-breasted suit to support his show’s attempt to tie “Frasier” as the all-time sitcom champ with five statuettes. Kit Harington of “Game of Thrones” represented early for the men, wearing a serious scowl like his character.