The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards

Big winner "Homeland" was as hot as the temperature when Hollywood hit downtown on Sept. 23 for TV's top soiree.

Julie Bowen: The Modern Family winner made flashbulbs pop in a citron-hued silk faille Monique Lhuillier gown. "I always call Sofia Vergara and ask her what color she's wearing. I don't want to stand next to her in the same color," said Bowen, who wore the evening's hottest shade.

Sofia Vergara: The Modern Family nominee showed some sexy back in a teal hand-beaded cutout Zuhair Murad dress with glittering 45-carat diamond drop earrings and a stack of diamond and platinum bracelets (totaling 110 carats) by Neil Lane. Said Vergara's stylist, Deb Waknin: "We made our decision on this gown at the last hour. It's very Sofia glam and sexy."

Heidi Klum: The Project Runway host was a knockout in plunging ice blue chiffon by French couturier Alexandre Vauthier with matching Charlotte Olympia satin sandals, Lorraine Schwartz jewels (including $750,000 black opal, pink diamond and paraiba earrings) and retro-style tousled waves.

Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian: The Breaking Bad winner (in Prada) stole a moment with his fiancee (in Kaufman Franco) on the red carpet.

Kelly Osbourne: E! Fashion Police's Osbourne greeted fans in Zac Posen's sculpted single-shoulder lilac taffeta gown -- the same shade as her swept-back hair -- before resuming her red-carpet hosting duties.

Damian Lewis: The Homeland winner looked sharp in a single-breasted Tom Ford tuxedo and bow tie. Lewis surprised showgoers by beating out AMC front-runners Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) for best actor in a drama.

Jeremy Davies, Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow: Justified winner Davies on the red carpet with HBO's Girls executive producer Apatow and his wife Mann (in Naeem Khan with Lorraine Schwartz jewels). Said Davies of Apatow: "I'm a fan of his DNA. I'm a fan of his every molecule. He's a dangerously talented man -- I'd love to follow him around and apprentice him."

Allison Williams: The HBO Girls actress looked flawless in Oscar de la Renta's evergreen silk faille with gold pendant Fred Leighton earrings. "The dress showed off her youthful side in a smart, modern way," said Williams' stylist Cristina Ehrlich. "And the green jewel tone plays beautifully off her eye color."

Ginnifer Goodwin: The Once Upon a Time presenter wowed in a unique tangerine organza floral embroidered nude silk gown by Monique Lhuillier with Christian Louboutin heels and Rona Pfeiffer jewels. "The boldness of both the color and style was perfect for Ginnifer," said Goodwin's stylist Penny Lovell. "I couldn't believe my luck when I found Louboutins in a perfect matching shade."

Michelle Dockery: "We knew we wanted that shade of blue. We tried different shapes and discussed [her character] Lady Mary before dreaming up the dress with Louis Vuitton," said stylist Leith Clark of the Downton Abbey nominee's custom satin duchess look. Dockery accessorized with a Jimmy Choo bag and Fred Leighton diamonds.

Anna Gunn: "I loved the color instantly, and it fit my curves perfectly -- I felt like it was old Hollywood and very modern at the same time," said the Breaking Bad nominee of her strapless tiered J.Mendel. Chopard's 35-carat diamond bracelet and Valentino's blush tone crystal-encrusted satin evening bag added shine.

Claire Danes: "It didn't need any tweaking. It was easy, pretty and yellow," said the Homeland winner who dressed her baby bump in Lanvin. Added Danes' stylist, Petra Flannery, "Claire's dress was modern and fresh -- the marigold color combined with her hair and makeup was radiant."

Jessica Pare: Mad Men's Pare, who was one of the only actresses not wearing a bright color on the red carpet, looked effortlessly elegant in custom white silk chiffon and black belt by Jason Wu. She paired it with Bulgari's brilliant-cut diamond earrings and an eye-catching emerald and sapphire cocktail ring (totaling 21.59 carats).

Julianne Moore: "It really is the dress of a winner! It's a good thing I won …otherwise I would have felt stupid in it," said Game Change's Moore of her canary cashmere top and silk evening skirt by Dior Haute Couture with an Art Deco diamond bracelet by Fred Leighton and Jimmy Choos.

Kerry Washington: The presenter paired a little Fred Leighton jewelry with her glittering Vivienne Westwood gown. Said Washington, "I felt like the dress itself was kind of a jewel and so sparkly."

Zooey Deschanel: The New Girl nominee looked sweetly feminine in frothy pastel blue Reem Acra with Forevermark diamond studs and a pink marquise diamond ring. "We originally tried this dress in blush then decided to match Zooey's eyes," said Deschanel's stylist Karla Welch. "It's a throwback to vintage American debs."

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