By and  on September 14, 2005

LOS ANGELES — The fashion week celebs in New York hardly have a monopoly on glitz as some of the runway's most glamorous are to appear at the 57th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Shrine Auditorium here on Sunday. With categories split among comedy, drama and movies, there are plenty of talented actresses vying for statuettes. But before the show kicks off on CBS at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, there are big prizes up for grabs on the red carpet. These actresses are the ones to watch. — Rose Apodaca and Marcy Medina

Marcia Cross

With her alabaster skin and luxurious red hair, Cross is expert at choices highlighting her tall, elegant look. She can pull off prints as she did earlier this year in Armani at the Screen Actor's Guild Awards. And contrary to her regal character, Bree, on "Desperate Housewives," which garnered her a nomination for lead actress, comedy, Cross doesn't shirk at taking risks with colors and silhouettes. Particularly perfect: a revealing décolleté. Perhaps, she still has a bit of La Perla lying around?

Teri Hatcher
Hatcher, a star of ABC's hit "Desperate Housewives" and lead actress, comedy, nominee, may just be the most fashion crazed of the Wisteria Lane wives. Sometimes her real-life party and premier choices go overboard with the frou and frippery (like the silver Donna Karan gown at the Golden Globes that competed with her face). But what's clear is that Hatcher loves fun, feminine looks that mirror her bubbly personality. The pin-thin actress looks good in practically anything, giving her a fair shot at taking home a fashion prize, if not a statuette.

Felicity Huffman

That moment she stomped into a swimming pool wearing stilettos and a full-length gown on the first episode of "Desperate Housewives," might go down as a pivotal mom-on-television moment. Huffman's turn as the harried mother of four rambunctious boys might have landed her a lead actress, comedy, nomination but it's hardly her style on the red carpet. Huffman rarely looks undone, or near cracking. In fact, in real life, even in a pinstripe suit, she manages to appear at ease, her wavy blonde hair as relaxed as she seems.

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