Lauren Conrad To Design Gown for Emmy Awards

08/06/2008 at 02:16 PM ET

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With an already successful casual clothing line of flirty dresses, soft camis and playful skirts, Lauren Conrad is getting ready enter the world of eveningwear. The Hills resident designer is set to create a one of a kind red carpet gown for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards trophy girls, marking it the first time in Emmy history that a celebrity designer was asked to create a gown for the women who will hand out the Emmy statuettes. “I am so excited that the Academy has asked me to design a dress for this year’s Emmy Awards,” says Lauren. “I will be doing a red carpet look that still reflects the simple classic design of the Lauren Conrad Collection but with a black tie twist.” The Emmy dress is being made especially for the awards and, sadly for the rest of us, will not be part of her Lauren Conrad Collection. Tell us: Are you excited to see Lauren’s design? Do you think she is a good choice for this role?

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Ashley on

Im excited to see what she makes, her dresses are so simple almost dull and boring so it will be interesting to see if she can come up with something exciting!

Anonymous on

This is definately a sign of the apocolypse.

carly on

im really exited!! i love lauren conrad and it must be a lot of pressure on her because she has never done an evening gown, for the emmys no less. but shes a great designer and im sure her designs will come out great.

lydia on

what is she going to “design”? An A-line jersey dress? Be still my heart

kenny on

I love her sillhoutes. I think her dresses will spice the night up

Anonymous on

Everyone needs to realize that Lauren’s goal (before she became a celebrity) was to be a fashion designer. She went to school for fashion and works in the fashion industry. Just because she also happens to be a celebrity, that doesn’t define her as just celebrity. The only reason she is a celebrity is because a camera follows her life. She is not an actress or musician, she is simply a fashion designer who’s life is on tv.

seattlegirl on

What a big slap in the face to REAL DESIGNERS. What a disappointment. .. .

Mimi on

I agree with Seattle … slap in the face!!!

Anna on

I think we should all see what she comes up with before we can judge. So, let’s hope for the best because she seems like a sweet girl.

Anabel on

I’m so excited to see her design! she is so talented and beautiful. Everyone needs to give her a chance and stop hating!

carly on

you make a good point anonymous..people get mad that she has her own clothing line and think she got it because she is a celebrity but like you said she has always wanted to be a fashion desinger..i mean it obvioulsy helped her being in the spotlight but she still should be considered a fashion designer..until heidi who all of a sudden decided to design things..after lauren..shocker

tiko on

Can not belive. World is full of TALANTED designers. what she has in common with closing DESIGN at all. Loren, go back to you endless intrigues and leave Emmys alone.

Hills watcher on

If you watch the first season of The Hills, Laurn wanted to be in Fashion Merchasiding NOT design. Now everyone says she always wanted to be a designer because she has a line of clothing out.

coco on

WOW! I feel so bad for real, talented and struggling designers. Se didn’t earned this opportunity. Shame on the Emmys for showing so much disrespect to real designers. I’m still in shock. She is a reality star, give her jobs accordingly. Hollywood got it wrong again!!!

AnnieJ on

Not in the least. If her goal was to be a designer, why did she end-up on a lame “reality” show?

Viv on

Why Lauren? She’s not a celebrity designer either, reality show star, I love her but I don’t think she’s the right designer for this. The Emmy’s are all about elegance, hire someone like Giorgio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld or someone in higher fashion then just sun dresses and big sunglasses. Bad choice!

big e on

her taste in design is plain n simple, something like a child would do. very tasteless.

Gina on

If they wanted someone without a lot of experience, why didn’t they pick someone from project runway. Now those designers have talent!!!

Megan on

I’m really interested to see what Lauren comes up with- all of the dresses in her current line are really cute and chic. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for such a formal occasion.

Melody on

“be still my heart” hahahaha!!

People, she is studying Product Development, NOT fashion design — I wonder is she even knows how to design? She probably pays someone to create her sketches and sew her patterns. And this is for the Emmys, not the Oscars or Grammys. It’s an honor, for sure, but the chick clearly is afraid to take risks. Her clothes (what she “designs” and what she wears) are all VERY BASIC. Basic colors, sillhoutes, and patterns. Can you imagine her churning out something Betsey Johnson, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, de la Renta, or even Christian Siriano could make???? Yeah, NO . . .

Tina on

absolutely adore her work.. cant wait to see what she comes up with !

Jules on

The word is silhouettes, and not sillhoutes.

Anonymous on

its great that there trusting her but its like seriously i think you need to be a bit more experienced college is great but they want more then babydoll dresses and gladiator sandles! it has to be elegant which doesnt seem to be her thing i hope she isnt a dissapointment i want to see what she can do!

Frenchie on

I think that this is a great thing for Lauren. I think she is using her Hills success in a positive way, unlike Heidi and Spencer. Way to go Lauren!

ayuni on


LittleOne on

What an honor!! You go Lauren!! I cannot wait to see what she designs…she adds a lot of class to fashion!!

Oda on

Many people say that she is very selfish and stuff ,but a guy who recently had an interview with her said she was really down to earth. And yeah maybe she is very hard on her friends but all of them wasn’t famous before she put them in The Hills so maybe we don’t see what’s behind the cameras.

c on

They should have had Christian Siriano design the dresses.

Júlia on

Yes, I’m so excited to see it! I just love her, her clothes and everything. I can’t wait to see!

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Heather Smith on

Congrats to her for expanding her line. It will be interesting to see what she comes up with.

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Mik on

I saw lauren’s designs last night on the emmy awards show and they are so moo moo. They aren’t even original. it’s like a skirt turned dress.
I don’t think she is a vera wang or marc jacobs.

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