And Glamour magazine Fashion Editor at Large Suze Yalof Scxhwartz had he trained eye focused squarely on the red carpet at the season's first awards show.
So, whose outfits made the grade, and whose left something to be desired?
Schwartz gave her take on The Early Show Thursday:
Newcomers who Made a Splash
Jennifer Morrison (of the show "House") wore a stunning gold metallic dress by Gianfranco Ferre. Suze says, "I LOVED this dress. It was the winner of the night. I don't even know who this actress is but she looked gorgeous.
Jessica Stroup (pronounced STROWP) of the new "90210") in a tight multi-colored little number. Suze says, "Sometimes a dress can *make* an actress and I think that is the case with these two young actress."
Carrie Underwood - In her *third* dress of the night, Carrie wore a short tangerine dress that wow'd 'em.
Queen Latifah - Looking like royalty, Queen Latifah, who hosted the show, looked fantastic in a long turquoise dress.
Back in Black
Several gorgeous actresses chose to go with simple black, including Teri Hatcher, Jennie Garth, Christina Applegate, and Katherine Hiegel who looked stunning in a tuxedo. Suze says, "Black is always a safe choice for people. I thought Teri Hatcher looked very French. I loved the silver and black on Christina Applegate's dress. It was very art deco. And Katherine Hiegel looked stunning in that chic tuxedo. She rocked it with the skinny pants and the really high heels."
Debra Messing - Suze says this very structural Donna Karan grey dress was a risk at an awards show known for being casual and appealing to "the people." Debra is always very fashion forward and she made it work.
Mother of the Bride
Lori Loughlin (pronounced LOCK-lin) of "90210" looked a little too mature in this silver dress. Says Suze: "She has a great body, she is beautiful. She is too gorgeous to be wearing a dress like this. She looks like a mother of the bride."
Too Much Tinsel
"American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks looks a little like a Christmas ornament in this iridescent blue dress. Suze said she is taking this Tinseltown thing a little too seriously. "I think she is a gorgeous girl. Her skin is beautiful, her hair and makeup is beautiful. But anything with irridescence will always make you look bigger than you are. It didn't flatter her figure."
Everyone's favorite funnyman, Robin Williams, was able to get away with a long burgandy velvet blazer.
Suze loved the casual-chic look of Simon Baker from the CBS show, "The Mentalist." He was "done and undone" all at the same time.
To go to Suze's blog, click here.