Which Alexander McQueen Dress Do You Like Better on Anna Paquin?

08/30/2010 at 12:00 PM ET

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Why limit yourself to one fabulous Alexander McQueen dress when you can wear two? That seemed to be Anna Paquin‘s fashion philosophy at last night’s Emmy Awards, where the stylish star treated us to two different black dresses from the late designer, who died on February 11. To walk the red carpet, the newlywed and True Blood vixen stepped out in a black satin Alexander McQueen gown, embellished with sparkling gold epaulette-style shoulders that she accented with a stack of vintage House of Lavande bracelets. Only hours later, Paquin reappeared at HBO’s Post-Emmy party in a black wool dress from the designer’s Pre-Fall 2010 collection, which she paired with a Red Union Jack Skull clutch–also from McQueen.  We love a mid-evening wardrobe change, but with two elegant Alexander McQueen dresses, it’s tough to decide which look we liked better on Anna. Tell us: Which of Anna Paquin’s Emmy-night looks do you prefer? Vote! –Jessie Goldberg


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Brittany on

Only she could have pulled these looks off. Congrats to her and her amazingly fine husband.

Liz on

I loved her Emmy dress, I think it was daring! And the color gold looks great on her. At least she was wearing something fun & original! (plus having a very dashing new husband on her arm!)

Maddie on

The afterparty dress looks much better, but that sour puss expression ruins both looks!

Jon on

They both look nice on her, but I like The Alexander McQueen Dress she wore To The After Party for The Emmys!

Donna on

She apparently didn’t pull these looks off so well.

Cheryl on

That picture of her in the gold top is unflattering because its at an odd angle. I saw other pictures of her in that dress and it looked very nice.

ellen on

she really needs to smile but I love the Emmy dress.

Mari on

The Emmy dress looks like armor from Xena. I do not like it at all. It’s not flattering unless you are wielding a sword. The second dress is much better, despite the sharp shoulders. And I agree, it wouldn’t kill her to smile a little. :)

dgoforth on

They both are great. dependig on the occation .

KeCoLa on

True Blood should have won!! She looks great in both but the after party dress is classic and more flattering I think. The red carpet dress is very bold and exotic though, I like it too.

Nancye on

She’s gotten too thin. She was thin to start with and now her face looks sunken. That detracts from both dresses.

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kukumo on

she stole Xena’s armour!!!!!!!!!!

Pam on

She looks very dumpy in both those looks. Her Stylst could have done a better job at dressing her.

Roy on

Nice dress…sour faces

Jon on

It was interesting to hear about Lady Gaga’s Healthy Diet of Tofu, Turkey and Hummus! Also, I wish Ryan Seacrest the best with his new show that will be about her! Also, sorry to hear that Slash has filed for Divorce, but I’m glad it was amicable!

Tara on

I voted on the After Party dress but on second thought … I think the Emmy dress fits the bill better. This is after all Hollywood, and an awards show to boot, so something that stands out and gets people to talk has to be the winner. It’s all about publicity anyway!

Lilly on

I loved her Emmys dress. I think it was daring but Anna stood out. She can pull off that look because she is beautiful. Her dress is not like all the other boring dresses that we see on red carpets.

Jenny on

Anna would make such a SMOKING HOT couple with Alexander Skarsgard! Stephen and Anna look like father and daughter. Just NOT.SEXY.AT.ALL!


That Spanish matador/bullfighter dress was horrific! The stuff of nightmares! All she needed to do was spill some poor bull’s blood all over herself and she’d be set to go.

Not a good match on

I agree that Stephen looks like her dad sometimes. She’s always clinging to his arm and when she’s nervous she plays with the buttons on his suit just like a child. It doesn’t help that he’s greying and looking very old. I find them kinda creepy togethor.

vital on

i didn’t dress yet clothes or choes but i always dream dress both of alexender Mcqueen deseign.
Let this uncomparable deseign rest on peace.

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