January Jones and Christina Hendricks, both from the heavily stylized "Mad Men," lived up to their on-screen fashionista counterparts in colorful look-at-me gowns. Jones wore a bright, electric-blue corset gown with an uneven hem and stiff A-line skirt by Versace, and Hendricks wore a pale lilac Zac Posen with feathers on the sleeves and hemline and the very low neckline audiences have grown accustomed to seeing her — and her hourglass figure — in.
Sofia Vergara went with the statuette look in a gold, ombre beaded Carolina Herrera.
The stars of "Glee" also made an impression, especially an all-grown-up Lea Michele in a navy blue Oscar de la Renta gown with a strapless neckline and ruffled mermaid bottom.
"I wanted to do blue — I've done black and green," Michele said. "I was ready for blue to be the color, and I love Oscar de la Renta so when I saw this, it was like he read my mind."
Some of the other trends on the carpet were one-shoulder gowns — on Elisabeth Moss, Jane Lynch and Julie Benz, among others — and dangling drop earrings, seen on Tina Fey, Eva Longoria Parker and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Fey, Parker and Louis-Dreyfus also were all in the black-dress club that's always in force at awards shows.
A new member? Kelly Osborne, who's joining a E!'s Fashion Police, who showed off her post-"Dancing With the Stars" shape in a sophisticated black gown with a V-neck and jeweled gathered at the shoulders by Tony Ward.