For the 2012 Emmys, Hollywood's elite called upon their stylists, makeup artists, hair gurus and jewelers to make them look pretty for this big ol' pat-on-the-back fest. But some outfits made us wonder if these creative and famous types put a little too much faith in their handlers.

So with that said, here are our picks for the five worst gowns at this year's awards.

  • 5

    Julianne Moore

    The gorgeous redhead had a rare fashion misstep here. The canary yellow color was a nice pop against her porcelain skin and flame-colored hair, but did it really need that much fabric? Get thee to a nunnery.

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  • 4

    Heidi Klum

    The German supermodel proved that there CAN be too much of a good thing. Her seafoam green gown with its plunging neckline and two leg slits didn't leave much to the imagination, and felt a little trashy to boot. We have to think Klum herself would banish any designer who put this together on 'Project Runway.'

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  • 3

    Phoebe Price

    The ginger actress has way too much going on here and it all clashes. There are too many frills, an unflattering asymmetrical hem and those putrid Day-Glo orange shoes that look like she swung by the mall and picked them up at Hot Topic on her way to the show. No, no, a thousand times no.

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  • 2

    Glenn Close

    We appreciate the fact that the mature 'Damages' actress dresses her age, but she missed the mark on Sunday night. While classic black and white is always a wise choice, the busy, distracting pattern made her look wider than she is -- and is thus a fashion failure.

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  • 1

    Lena Dunham

    'Girls' writer and actress Lena Dunham -- who reminds us of Diablo Cody with her snappy dialogue that exactly no one in her generation speaks -- is supposed to be the epitome of edgy, so this frumpy, floor-sweeping, lacy grandma's frock might be a lame attempt to be so-uncool-it's-really-cool. But since we're giving the verdict and have the final say, here it is: Lena Dunham was the worst dressed woman at the 2012 Emmys.

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