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The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles Sunday night provided plenty of fashion drama — and some comedy — as stars paraded down the red carpet in drapy goddess dresses, mermaid sheaths and princess ball gowns.

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Whites, creams and muted colors like gray and lilac were plentiful, but navy, black, bling and brights popped more on camera. Claire Danes stood out in a crystal beaded Giorgio Armani Privé number; Anna Paquin turned heads in a black Alexander McQueen column topped with gold sequined shoulders, and January Jones went daring in a structured, scaled electric blue Atelier Versace gown.

“Hey, you look crazy good!” shouted “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner as he walked by, interrupting one of her interviews.

“Are we getting an award?” joked Tom Hanks as he strolled in with minutes to spare before the curtain call. Not this year, but wife Rita Wilson’s chandelierlike Prada dress could have been a contender for best comedy. Newlyweds Stephen Moyer and Paquin garnered the most cheers from onlookers, as “Glee” newbie Amber Riley sighed, “I’m not here to meet anyone, I’m here to gawk.”



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