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Glam girls go strapless at Emmy

Los Angeles, Sept. 19: Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross and Nicollette Sheridan could become known as the “strapless housewives” after last night’s Emmy Awards.

Hatcher went for all-out glamour in a navy blue empire waist gown with a long train by J. Mendel. It had a crystal band under the bustline that she complemented with a substantial diamond link necklace and diamond earrings.

Cross’ green strapless gown by Elie Saab had a ruched bodice with elaborate beading, and her dangling earrings dripped diamonds and green baubles under her free-flowing long red hair.

Sheridan, in a Giorgio Armani strapless dusty-rose satin gown with a fitted bodice, cascading tiered skirt and train appeared more sophisticated and demure than her on-screen counterpart. “It’s soft and elegant,” she said.

Eva Longoria was hardly a shrinking violet, in her coral gown with a jewelled neck and revealing keyhole opening. Felicity Huffman’s rouge satin bias-cut gown had a gentle cowl neck, crystals on the thick straps and the waist insets ' and an old Hollywood look.

Kathy Griffin, who will be co-host of E!’s Emmy fashion review show, cracked jokes about outfits all night but even she couldn’t find anything to criticise about the stars of Desperate Housewives. “They all look gorgeous,” she gushed.

Other stars who went strapless: Jennifer Garner showed off her pregnant shape in a black gown by Badgley Mischka with a jewel right at the bust; Halle Berry was in a simple draped purple gown, hoop earrings and a sleek ponytail. Melania Trump’s gown was light blue.

But not all the fashion was fluff and frills. Hank Azaria said of the Red Cross pin he wore to draw attention to the plight of Hurricane Katrina victims: “It’s not fashion, it’s passion.”

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