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Emmy Fashion: Chains, Asymmetric Looks and Pants Rule the Red Carpet

Two fashion-forward lead actress nominees, Claire Danes and Taraji P. Henson, had a similar idea in mind for their 67th Emmy Awards looks: chains. Fashion darling Danes, a two-time Emmy winner for “Homeland,” chose a shimmering pink and black Prada dress with chained straps. Henson, known for her provocative outfits on “Empire,” opted for a black custom Alexander Wang with cutouts and similarly chained shoulder straps.

In spite of the heat, black was a popular choice for stars from Julie Bowen to Julia Louis-Dreyfus to Lady Gaga, who picked gowns that put a spin on the otherwise basic color with asymmetric designs. While Bowen’s custom Georges Chakra Couture boasted artsy shoulder cutouts, Louis-Dreyfus showed more skin in SAFiYAA’s black one-shoulder crepe Clementine gown, and Gaga opted for a similarly one-shouldered style.

Pictured: Julie Bowen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Lady Gaga

Other stars who made asymmetry work were Heidi Klum, in canary yellow Versace, and Ariel Winter, in a red strapless silk crepe Romona Keveza gown with an asymmetrical bodice and mermaid skirt.

Pants also found their way onto the red carpet — with differing results. Tatiana Maslany’s white fitted pants suit with bare chest was a sleek choice, while fashionista Kiernan Shipka’s dress-like off-the-shoulder yellow Dior top seemed mismatched with skinny black trousers. “Mad Men’s” January Jones made a playful statement with a green Ulyana Sergeenko jumpsuit, and pants fan Jane Lynch, who wore a monochromatic suit, joked she’d be wearing a double pair of Spanx.

Pictured: January Jones, Kiernan Shipka, Tatiana Maslany and Jane Lynch

See all the red carpet looks: Photos: Emmys 2015 Red Carpet: Best and Worst Looks

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