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Emmys 2014: All the Scoop on Christina Hendricks and Melissa McCarthy's Marchesa Looks


If you’re a pro awards show watcher, you’ve already noticed that the Emmys red carpet has been all about the red gown — and Christina Hendricks is leading the pack. The Mad Men star selected a crimson satin one-shoulder Marchesa gown with crystal embroidery, and of course it put her famous curves on display.

Christina Hendricks Emmys Dress
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“It had an Indian-inspired, sari feel to it, so we paired it with similar jewelry,” Hendricks said on the red carpet of her gold Neil Lane jewels. She finished the look with a metallic Lee Savage clutch and center-parted waves.

And the dress was love at first sight for the actress. “Christina and I had just returned from a trip to London before her first fitting at Marchesa,” her stylist Lawren Sample tells PEOPLE. “We were so inspired by the city’s traditions and elegance and we wanted to choose a dress that encapsulated that feeling of richness and glamour. This Marchesa dress complements Christina’s beauty and poise perfectly.”

Another fun fact: Hendricks first fell in love with the dress earlier this year and she almost wore it to Cannes, but decided to hold out for the Emmys.

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Also in embellished Marchesa? Melissa McCarthy, who selected a custom black ballgown skirt, worn with a basic tee. “Pairing Melissa’s custom Marchesa ball skirt with a simple black tee is glamorous, modern and fun with a hint of rock ‘n roll … just like Melissa!” her stylist George Kotsiopoulos tells PEOPLE.

Melissa McCarthy Emmys
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What do you think of these Marchesa style moments? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico, with reporting by Michelle Tan



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