Annapolis native Christian Siriano dresses actresses for Emmys
By By John-John Williams IV
Sep 24, 2012 | 2:46 PM
It was a huge night at the Emmys for those with a Maryland connection. From actresses to designers, Marylanders made quite a showing.
Christian Siriano continued his red carpet winning streak with a number of fantastic frocks at last night's Emmy Awards. The anticipation started early for Siriano who was already sharing his excitement with fans through social media.
"Getting ready for the Emmys red carpet. I can't wait to see some of my favorite ladies in Siriano tonight," he wrote hours before the festivities began.
Actress Anna Chlumsky from the hit comedy "Veep" wore an antique gray metallic lace V-neck custom gown by Siriano. "Love her so much," Siriano tweeted.
"Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks wore an ice gray custom silk taffeta gown from Siriano. Elle Magazine touted the look as "Old Hollywood glamour."
Martha Plimpton, who wowed critics with her guest starring role on "The Good Wife," also won rave reviews wearing Siriano's designs twice during Emmy events.
The first time, when she was awarded Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series last weekend, Plimpton wore a beaded scalloped gown with a draped tulle bodice from Siriano's Fall 2012 Ready to Wear collection. Last night, she wore a black lace appliqué and tulle gown.
Siriano described the trio as "talented" and "beautiful actresses" in his Facebook post.
"I am watching the awards at home this year and being able to see 3 amazing actresses in Siriano gowns is such a honor," he told The Sun last night. "It was so wonderful to see such different women in my designs and it feels good to see them grace the red carpet and the stage. I know how hard my team works on these creations, so it's such a great moment to see them come to life tonight."
University of Maryland grad Giuliana Rancic lit up the red carpet in a sleek black Romona Keveza gown with a slit, Sutra earrings, strappy Jimmy Choo sandals and a metallic Judith Leiber clutch.
Big winner and Baltimore native Julie Bowen not only took home hardware for her work on "Modern Family," she also made the right choice in wearing a Monique Lhuillier strapless gown in citrus. The high-end designer scored big, dressing a slew of red carpet winners including: Padma Lakshmi ("Top Chef") and Ginnifer Goodwin ("Once Upon a Time").