Gilding the Emmy
And the blackout wasn't limited to women. "I'm in mourning for not winning anything," quipped Garry Shandling of his black shirt with black tux ensemble. NYPD Blue's Dennis Franz, who did take home an award for best actor in a drama, arrived equally dark-hued.
Still, there were some mavericks. Blue's Gail O'Grady was the lady in red. Mask-man Jim Carrey donned a mustard yellow blazer for a postshow party at Spago. Michelle Pfeiffer, with hubby David Kelley, creator of Picket Fences, showed up in a shimmery silver halter dress. At the HBO bash at Morton's, Sisters' Swoosie Kurtz flitted about in a skimpy, silver Carmen Marc Valvo gown she described as "kind of a Harlow dress." And Murphy Brown's Faith Ford went for a heavy metal look. "It's just this kind of blue mesh thing," said Ford of her Donna Karan sheath. "But it's supposed to look like chain mail."