Padma Lakshmi, Kerry Washington, Claire Danes, Amy Poehler
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Even hundreds of carats of jewels and E!'s hilarious mani cam couldn't distract us from the main event: all the gorgeous gowns on the red carpet at the 2012 Emmys—and the trends they inspired. From oranges to metals to yellows and (not-so-basic) blacks, click through to see the stars in the top fashion trends we spotted at the small screen awards show. And see the rest of the Emmy arrivals here!