Easy and Elegant Life

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For One Brief Shining Moment

(Mr. Gene Kelly accepts an Emmy for his work on a children’s program during the “swingin’ sixties.”)

The Emmys were interesting this year. Did you notice that an awful lot of the gowns going down the red carpet were inspired by those of the past? And if there were a number of men wearing two button dinner jackets with four-in-hand ties, there were in evidence a few properly clad bow-tied and pocket squared gentleman. Jon Hamm and Rob Lowe got it right.

According to an Easy and Elegant Life reader, who was in attendance as an escort to Ms. Klum, it was hot. Kudos go to those who didn’t let down the side and kept their dinner jackets on at least for the cameras. I hope the swag bags held plenty of Gold Bond travel size bottles.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus looked outstanding in her Grecian column. Drew Barrymore looked every inch a Hollywood legend. Kara DioGuardi’s dress was magnificent. Even Debra Messing’s red 70’s one shouldered gown was fresh looking to me. I could go on.

And that is a good thing.

Could this signal a return to a nicer way of dressing? Or is this just the designers trotting out their latest looks for the camera? Regardless, for one brief shining moment we were treated to a glimpse of what Hollywood is capable of when the grown-ups decide to celebrate their own. I hope it carries over into the cold light of day.

5 thoughts on “For One Brief Shining Moment

  1. I hope you are right and I agree with your assessment of the outfits. As usual, though, the women looked better than most of the men.


  2. It was refreshing and delightful to watch. I am not very hopeful that it signals a trend to better dressing, however. A certain faction still controls the trends and I believe the declasse look will continue. That is why I am staging my own private revolution today which heralds our yearly casual week at my Fortune 100 company. While others would come in wrapped in their bath towels from the shower, I’m wearing ironed khakis, crisp white shirt tucked in with a brown belt, pearls, and a red cashmere cardi. The others look like 5th graders. Long live the grown up!

  3. I totally agree with your thoughts about the fashions at this year’s broadcast! I sure do hope this means old Hollywood glamour is making a comeback.

    You have a great blog!

  4. Hello Leslie and thanks for visiting. We can both hope for a return to true glamour. And thank you for the compliment. Easy and Elegant Life is a labour of love, so I’m glad when others find something of value here. Keep commenting, I learn so much from all of my readers.

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