News Awards & Events Emmys Red Carpet Arrivals By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on October 29, 2008 @ 05:18PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images Red Carpet Arrivals 01 of 31 Heidi Klum Mathew Imaging/WireImage The show's most glamorous host wore numerous looks throughout the evening; the first being an avant-garde metallic gray asymmetrical dress from Armani Prive with Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Thanks to the gown's long tiers, the Project Runway nominee seemed to float down the red carpet. Vote for your favorite Emmy dress now! 02 of 31 Debra Messing Mathew Imaging/WireImage "I think it might be my 10th time [at the Emmys]," said Debra Messing, who stunned in a dramatic midnight gown by Monique Lhuillier and diamond fan pendant earrings by jeweler Fred Leighton. "I'm not nominated and I'm not presenting. My husband is nominated, so it's the best possible way to be here." Vote for your favorite Emmy dress now! 03 of 31 Lauren Conrad Jason Merritt/FilmMagic Hills star Lauren Conrad showed off a navy chiffon gown she designed herself. "I did it similar to mine," Conrad said of the second Emmy dress she created-which was worn onstage by one of the Emmy trophy girls. "So we're kind of twinsies." In addition to the fashion scoop, Conrad also confirmed that BFF Audrina Patridge has moved out of the L.A. home they once shared. 04 of 31 America Ferrera Mathew Imaging/WireImage "It's fun to be back in L.A." said Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series nominee America Ferrera, who recently relocated to New York City to film Ugly Betty on location. Ferrera paired her gorgeous vintage Werle dress with Rene Caovilla black lace pumps and 19th century Fred Leighton jewels. Vote for your favorite Emmy dress now! 05 of 31 Eva Longoria Parker Mathew Imaging/WireImage Petite beauty Eva Longoria Parker walked the carpet in a sassy, loose-fitting Marchesa dress with an extravagant bow at the bust. She matched the icy, fringed frock with super-high silver Stuart Weitzman stilettos and Verdura jewels. Vote for your favorite Emmy dress now! 06 of 31 Teri Hatcher Mathew Imaging/WireImage Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher brought sunshine to the red carpet in a ruffled Monique Lhuillier gown, accessorized with Neil Lane diamonds. 07 of 31 Sandra Oh Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Grey's Anatomy nominee Sandra Oh was on-trend in a major lace dress from Oscar de la Renta, accessorized with vintage Chanel shoes and Bulgari gems. The actress made her red-carpet jaunt accompanied by her parents. Vote for your favorite Emmy dress now! 08 of 31 Marcia Cross Mathew Imaging/WireImage Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross channeled Grace Kelly in an ankle-length confection by Elie Saab and plenty of diamonds from Hearts On Fire. Vote for your favorite Emmy dress now! 09 of 31 Mariska Hargitay Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Nominee Mariska Hargitay glowed in a single-shoulder yellow gown by Carolina Herrera and Fred Leighton jewels. The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit lead finished the look with a bejeweled cuff and dangling earrings. 10 of 31 Vanessa Williams Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nominee Vanessa Williams (in jewelry by Itay Malkin) embraced the season's floral trend in a custom-made Kevan Hall dress that would make her fashionably fabulous Ugly Betty character, Wilhelmina, proud. 11 of 31 Evangeline Lilly Jason Merritt/FilmMagic Evangeline Lilly , whose show Lost was up for Best Drama, sizzled in a powder-color muslin gown from Elie Saab Haute Couture, matching Elie Saab heels, Kwiat jewels and a crystal-encrusted clutch from Zufi Alexander. See more glamorous star looks now! 12 of 31 Tina Fey Mathew Imaging/WireImage Tina Fey -the night's big winner nabbing three Emmys-didn't disappoint on the red carpet in a figure-hugging gown from David Meister. She added sparkle to the deep-purple number with a stack of diamond bangles and an amethyst Mary Norton clutch adorned with Swarovski crystals. 13 of 31 John Krasinski Mathew Imaging/WireImage No Dockers here- The Office star John Krasinski celebrated his show's Outstanding Comedy Series nomination in a mohair tuxedo from Prada. Costar Steve Carell (not pictured) also received an Emmy nod. 14 of 31 Christina Applegate Mathew Imaging/WireImage "I feel great today," exclaimed Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series nominee Christina Applegate, in a draped gown from Reem Acra's 2009 Spring collection and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. "I'm wearing a pretty dress and lipstick, which is something I haven't done for two months," said the Samantha Who? star, who has made recent headlines for her battle with breast cancer. 15 of 31 Olivia Wilde Mathew Imaging/WireImage House star Olivia Wilde looked heavenly in a satin and chiffon twist-front Reem Acra gown with jewel-encrusted cap sleeves. Wilde accented her goddess look with Jimmy Choo heels, a Stuart Weitzman clutch and Kwiat jewels. Vote for your favorite Emmy dress now! 16 of 31 Kristin Chenoweth Mathew Imaging/WireImage Kristin Chenoweth , presenter and nominee for Pushing Daisies, wore a black silk crepe Armani Prive gown that was anything but basic-a large satin bow accented the strapless, form-fitting mermaid gown which ended in an elegant train. Her gorgeous 18kt white gold and diamond cuff and earrings are by JudeFrances. 17 of 31 Perrey Reeves Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Perrey Reeves-whose Entourage co-star Jeremy Piven won for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series-was ethereal in a Temperley London gown with a jeweled neckline. She accented the look with a sleek gold cuff from Jane Pope jewelry. 18 of 31 Rose Byrne Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Australian actress Rose Byrne dazzled in a quilted white satin Calvin Klein Collection dress topped with ropes of Fred Leighton diamonds. The Damages star added an emerald cocktail ring, also by Fred Leighton, for a flash of color. 19 of 31 Cynthia Nixon Frank Micelotta/Getty Images "It's nice to come and know you've already won," said Cynthia Nixon, who picked up a trophy for a guest spot on Law and Order at the Creative Arts Emmys last week. Nixon stayed loyal to her fashion favorite, Calvin Klein Collection, wearing a pale sheath, bag and shoes all by the designer-and topped off her look with diamonds from Fred Leighton. 20 of 31 Nicollette Sheridan Jeff Vespa/WireImage "It's Angel Sanchez," purred housewife Nicollette Sheridan (in Avakian jewels), when asked about her strapless purple frock. How does the actress keep her body red carpet ready? "My golden retriever needs a lot of exercise, so he keeps me in shape," said the newly single actress. "He's the most important man in my life." 21 of 31 Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara Mathew Imaging/WireImage The Entourage boys are back! While co-star Jeremy Piven walked the red carpet solo, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly (in Dolce & Gabbana), Kevin Dillon-who was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series-and Jerry Ferrara presented a united front on the red carpet. 22 of 31 Mary-Louise Parker Mathew Imaging/WireImage Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy nominee Mary-Louise Parker looked like a million bucks on the red carpet-which is close to how much her Cartier jewels are worth. The Weeds actress accessorized her turquoise Roberto Cavalli gown with more than $775,000 worth of diamond bracelets, studs and cocktail rings. See more glamorous star looks now! 23 of 31 Jane Krakowski Mathew Imaging/WireImage 30 Rock funny lady Jane Krakowski brought bold back in her strappy single-shoulder Versace dress. Her NBC hit comedy won seven of the whopping 17 Emmys they were nominated for. 24 of 31 Kyra Sedgwick Mathew Imaging/WireImage The Closer nominee Kyra Sedgwick wore built-in bling-her L'Wren Scott dress was embroidered with diamonds. Fred Leighton gems, including a 24.5-carat Alexandrite and diamond ring, completed the look. Vote for your favorite Emmy dress now! 25 of 31 Jillian and Patrick Dempsey Frank Micelotta/Getty Images Patrick Dempsey , the face of Versace, looked dapper in a tux from the brand as he arrived with his wife, makeup artist Jillian (also in Versace), on his arm. 26 of 31 Felicity Huffman Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman sparkled in a crystal-studded tulle gown from Reem Acra. Her sleek bob gave the Old Hollywood dress a modern spin. 27 of 31 Julia Louis-Dreyfus Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series nominee Julia Louis-Dreyfus was red hot in a Narciso Rodriguez dress with a peekaboo cut-out and Tiffany & Co. jewels. Vote for your favorite Emmy dress now! 28 of 31 Kate Walsh Frank Micelotta/Getty Images Kate Walsh was sleek and sexy in a black Zuhair Murad mermaid gown. The Private Practice star accessorized with a diamond and platinum necklace, earrings and a cocktail ring-all from jeweler Neil Lane. 29 of 31 Brooke Shields Frazer Harrison/Getty Images This year marked Brooke Shields's first appearance at the Emmy Awards and the Lipstick Jungle star didn't disappoint. She radiated in a fuchsia Badgley Mischka Couture organza gown and diamond earrings and 19th-century diamond brooch by Fred Leighton. 30 of 31 Hayden Panettiere Mathew Imaging/WireImage Hayden Panettiere -who was one of the night's presenters-looked sophisticated in a navy chiffon Badgley Mischka Couture gown with jet beading. When it came to jewels the young Heroes star went with vintage donning 1920s bracelets from Fred Leighton. 31 of 31 John Slattery and January Jones Frank Micelotta/Getty Images Mad Men nominee John Slattery (in Moschino Uomo) and co-star January Jones took to the red carpet on behalf of their award-winning show. Jones wore a lingerie-inspired Dolce & Gabbana corset gown, along with $1.3 million worth of Lorraine Schwartz diamonds.