With their array of ornate pastel coloured gowns, the leading lights of the red carpet beat out the brighter hues at Sunday night’s Emmy Awards January Jones, Zooey Deschanel, Kerry Washington and Claire Danes led the way in a dazzling array of dresses, looking their glamorous bests as they stepped out at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles.Man Man actress January looked pretty in a pale dusky pink Givenchy gown designed especially for her and wore her blonde hair in a curled vintage style fitting the star of the 1960s drama Pale and interesting: January Jones, Zooey Deschanel, Kerry Washington and Claire Danes looked stunning in pastel gowns as they arrived on the red carpet at the Nokia Theatre for the 65th Emmy Awards.They made this for me so I had to pick it,’ January told E! about her frock, which featured an ornate lacy detail on the skirt. And the star seemed confident, that, even if Mad Men didn’t win any awards, the cast would find plenty of time to party.We know how to celebrate pretty well even if we don’t win,’ she said Zooey Deschanel, meanwhile, plumped for an icy blue J Mendel creation with a thigh high split showing off her toned legs teamed with towering platform heels and a Chanel tourmaline cocktail ring.Claire Danes meanwhile, looked striking in a ornate cream cloud-like backless Armani Prive dress, Neil Lane jewels and custom Christian Louboutin shoes, with her hair pinned up in a faux blonde bob The ever-stylish Kerry Washington, who was this week named the Best Dressed Woman in the world by People magazine, looked typically glamorous in an unusual cream, gold and white floaty Marchesa dress. Many other stars opted for pale frocks, with Padma Lakshmi sporting a draped pale blue KaufmanFranco dress, while Malin Akerman arrived in a flouncy white strapless gown with her blonde hair pulled into a chic updo.Julianne Hough also looked striking in spotted mint green pastel Jenny Packham number with a daring see-through skirt and Jimmy Choo heels She happily posed on the carpet with her brother Derek, a professional dancer on TV hit Dancing With The Stars Juliana Marguiles looked chic and classy in a white number with black floral design and Ireland Baldwin towered over her famous father Alec in a slim fitting beaded gown.Mad Men stars Elisabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks plumped for substantially different looks, with Elisabeth looking more edgy with her cropped blonde hair, black and white Andrew Gn gown teamed with vintage Neil Lane jewellery.I did it and then Miley Cyrus did it like, literally a week late,’ she said about her punky platinum hair. ‘And obviously she is way more famous than I am so then everyone was like, “It’s the Miley Cyrus!” And I was like, “No, I didn’t copy her!”‘Elisabeth, who arrived on the carpet with her mother, revealed she was still in shock at her double Emmy nomination for Mad Men and Top of the Lake I haven’t gotten used to it,’ she said. ‘I don’t know if anyone is going to believe me on that, but it really is something I can’t get used to. I’m still surprised.Christina meanwhile, dressed her famous curves in a more old-school Hollywood style Christian Siriano black gown which she described as ‘beautiful and romantic Equally curvy star Sofia Vergara wore a typically plunging scarlet Vera Wang gown with oversized emerald jewellery.Stepping out on the red carpet with a large entourage including her son Manolo and boyfriend Nick Loeb, Sofia said the dress was ‘doing a very hard job,’ keeping her curves in place Her Modern family co-star Julie Bowen, meanwhile, said she had put herself through a carb-free diet to squeeze into her stunning Zac Posen gown.I’m not a girly girl,’ she admitted on the red carpet. ‘This dress was so beautiful – I just went a little hungry In stark contrast to the paler looks on the carpet, many of the stars arrived dressed in the brightest colours imaginable.Anna Faris arrived in one the most striking gowns, arriving in a bright yellow Monique Lhuillier number, confessing she loved ‘the bold colour Tina Fey looked stunning in a simple royal blue Narciso Rodriguez gown, which she told E! was ‘made for her.