Also prevalent was the ever classic black dress worn by many of television's leading ladies.
The two pregnant belles of the red carpet, Heidi Klum and Kourtney Kardashian, both wore black strapless dresses.
While Heidi Klum chose a close fitting dress showing off her bump, Kourtney Kardashian's dress draped loosely over her baby bump.
Blake Lively wore a cleavage-bearing red dress split up to there but sadly her hair looked like something out of Star Trek.
Lively's red radiated the overwhelming theme of the night that echoed Wintour's call for the season's most prolific color.
Meester chose a classic Grecian white dress with daring shoulders.
Among the best dressed Emmy ladies were The Office's Jenna Fischer and Amy Poehler.
Both Poehler and Fischer wore black strapless dresses with sparkling details making them stand out.
The best-dressed Emmy nominee of the entire 2009 Emmy Awards was Mariska Hargitay in a dazzling silver dress, with flawless hair and makeup.
Ahh, men in tuxes. Eye candy on the Emmy's Red Carpet included Jon Hamm and Simon Baker, both elegant sporting classic black tuxes.
Worst dressed lady at the Emmy's goes to…Chloe Sevigny, who can be counted on to make odd red carpet statements.
Worst-dressed man goes to...Ricky Gervais.
Maybe he was trying to be funny?
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