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Heidi Klum shows off her killer gams in a Marchesa minidress. Photo: Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

There were little black dresses and long black dresses, but the point is, black is back.

The red carpet of the Emmy Awards was the perfect foil for the super-chic black gowns, and though many of the stunners are women of a certain age, there's nothing about the ensembles that says "old."

"Project Runway" host Heidi Klum's chic black rose-adorned tulle Marchesa dress was so short, the only accessories she needed were her long, lean, tan legs and black patent Christian Louboutin pumps.

Klum did top things off with a Lorraine Schwartz statement necklace to up the glam factor.

Wearing the teeny-tiniest waist we've ever seen on her, designer wannabe Kelly Osbourne rocked a black Tony Ward dress that was flatteringly draped on top and fashioned in a diamond pattern all over the sleek skirt.

Victoria Beckham's petite BFF Eva Longoria Parker appeared larger than life in her strapless Robert Rodriguez Black Label Chantilly Rose Lace dress, which had little ruffled flowers embroidered on the fishtail hem.

The "Desperate Housewives" star completed her look with one-of-a-kind gold, ruby, and diamond chandelier earrings from Loren Jewels by Loren Ridinger.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, carrying a Christian Louboutin "Pharaon" black satin clutch and colorful Irene Neuwirth jewels, looked smokin' hot in a Narciso Rodriguez gown (just as we predicted!) that had a sheer panel through the midsection. This from a woman who admitted to E! that she was taking her 18-year-old to college tomorrow. Wow!

And Edie Falco made us forget that she made garish dressing fashionable on "The Sopranos" by donning Christian Louboutin "Champus" satin sandals with her super-sophisticated one-shoulder draped Bottega Veneta gown that was positively Grecian goddess. Falco carried a clutch by the designer as well.

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Back in black. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kelly Osbourne, Eva Longoria Parker, and Edie Falco go to the dark side. Photos: Frazer Harrison, Getty Images | Jason Merritt, Getty Images (2) | Jeff Vespa, Getty Images


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