Emmys Fashion: Gwyneth Paltrow, Julianna Margulies Raise Eyebrows

Before we wave good-bye to the Emmys red carpet, there's just one last subject to tackle on the fashion front: the outifts that made us go hmmmmm. Whose red-carpet looks had everyone looking twice—just to make sure that we did, in fact, just see that? Actually, there are two lovely ladies whose ensembles seem to be generating quite a bit of convo: Gwyneth Paltrow and Julianna Margulies.

Gwyneth, who dared to bare her upper abdomen in a two-piece Pucci outfit with a boho vibe, is walking a pretty fine line between elegant exposure and "I just came from my belly-dancing class and didn't have time to change". No doubt we'll hear more about the inspiration for this bold, black, lacy look in the next issue of GOOP.

Julianna looks gorgeous as always, but her Giorgio Armani Privé dress—with its futuristic gleamy sheen and curious, bubble-like embellishments—had the fashion critics throwing shade and wondering just what those objects on her bodice really are. (Lucky crystals? Iridescent pupae? Or—our guess—an evening's supply of electrolyte-spiked water so that Julianna can keep the party going well into the wee hours?)

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Did any other of tonight's red-carpet looks leave you wondering?