September 21st, 2008
06:39 PM ET

The fashion competition

Bulletin from the Emmy red carpet: Carolina Herrera has announced she dressed Best Actress in a Drama nominee Mariska Hargitay in a “marigold double chiffon asymmetrical gown with ruffle detail with Fred Leighton jewelry and Manolo Blahnik shoes.” This is what passes for breaking news from the Emmys!

For those keeping score, J. Mendel is dressing two nominees: Sally Field and Laura Linney. Take that, Carolina Herrera!

Oh, and Bulgari has announced Supporting Actress in a Drama nominee Sandra Oh is “expected to wear” Bulgari emerald cut diamond earrings (5.5 carats each). “Expected” makes it sound like the Bulgari folks are not entirely convinced she will wear them - perhaps Sandra may reach for the paste at the last second. (Well, these things are expensive!)

- Matt Carey, CNN Entertainment Producer

Filed under: Emmys

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  1. Amaria

    How does anyone know if a designer privately donates money to charities or if they do not? Perhaps theyre being modest and choose not to have it made public. Just because its not public and you dont know about it, doesnt mean it doesnt happen. We dont know what they do, only the IRS does; so shut up. Next.

    September 22, 2008 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dave

    I do agree, celebrity are in a far better position to make contribution to greater causes, yet they are too selfish to do so. Mind you that the economy is in the toilets, stars are still getting free swag at award show, if they truly believe in the spirit of giving, all they have to do is auction them off and get tons of money for their charity. Yet, so few would actually think about this...

    September 22, 2008 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    KJ, many designers give free dresses, jewelry, etc away to celebrities because it is almost like free advertising. Celebrities are photographed so much these days, and having them wear a particular item is almost guaranteed publicity for it. Magazines like People help to expose designer goods to the masses.

    This has nothing to do with charity. It's all advertising, which in turn leads to sales and money. And really, who could pass up a free designer dress/bag/necklace? I certainly wouldn't, but this does not make me (or anyone) more greedy or selfish.

    September 22, 2008 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. Kevin

    How much did YOU donate to the people in New Orleans and Texas?

    September 22, 2008 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jules

    Thats a great major point, but lets face it, all these celebrities are in it for "themselves"... we see it everyday...its unfortunate but theres nothing we can do...

    September 21, 2008 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. anne

    KJ – right on! Couldn't have said it better.

    September 21, 2008 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. K J

    I just read an article about the designers, all of the free gifts including $500.00 jeans,etc. I read comments from these "stars" about how they couldn't pass up these gifts. Well, these are the same people that paid $30,000.00 to hear Obama, the same people that are okay with higher taxes. Well, the rest of us don't get these things. for free. If these "stars" really wanted to do something they would have told the designers, etc.. to donate this year to the people suffering from Ike instead of giving them free stuff!

    September 21, 2008 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |

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