Sandra Bullock was pink on top, black in the middle and sky blue at the hem of a full-skirted gown by Prabal Gurung.
The red carpet had a few "Gone With the Wind" moments, Verdi said, with princess looks that could have easily worn their recipients rather than the other way around.
He counted Fey's Herrera in black with a red floral motif and Sofia Vergara's Zac Posen among them. Vergara, with huge statement blue Lorraine Schwartz jewels around her neck, might agree.
"I feel like I'm carrying a tent," she told E! "I think I'm smuggling Colombians underneath this dress."