Trend Alert: Purple Reign
August 29, 2006
Project Runway guru Tim Gunn wasnâ€™t kidding when he said that â€œaubergine is the new blackâ€ this year. Shades of purple reigned on the Emmy red carpet. Jamie Pressly and winner Megan Mullally both donned regal Badgley Mischkas.
However, Sandra Ohâ€™s frilly lavender Vera Wang was over-accessorized with heavy gold chain jewelry (â€œI feel like the last of the Romanovs-meets-Run DMC!â€ said Oh as she fashion policed herself). Ellen Pompeo in John Galliano for Christian Dior looked overdressed for the 110′ weather. Evangeline Lilly, in Versace, proved that simple styling and a sparkling smile are all a girl needs when wearing the color of royalty.
Have grape expectations of your own? Pick up a couple key purple pieces to incorporate into your fall wardrobe.
Work or Play: Feel ultra-feminine in this Central Park West top.
Fab Feet: Burgundy pumps from Steve Madden follow the open toe trend.
Shoulder Bling: Betsey Johnson’s bucket bag is a plum choice carryall for fall.