January Jones in the Biggest Ball Gown at the 2014 Emmys

January Jones wore the biggest ball gown at the 2014 Emmy Awards. Lena Dunham in Giambattista Valli almost had it, but the train of her skirt just couldn’t live up to the massive bustle at the back of January’s Prabal Gurung Resort 2015 dress.

We also have to award January because her dress did what big red carpet gowns don’t usually do: it showed off her shoes. It’s always difficult for us to go shoe-spotting at formal red carpet events, but we didn’t have that problem with the Mad Men actress at the Emmys. Thank you to whoever invented the high-low hemline!

January Jones 2014 Emmys

January Jones 2014 Emmys 1

January Jones 2014 Emmys 2January Jones at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, on August 25, 2014

January must’ve felt that her dress was impressive enough that she didn’t need to add any more jewelry. Note her bare neck, arms, and wrists. Save for small earrings, a single ring, and a damp-looking fringe, all January had as an accessory was a pair of strappy pumps on her feet.

The actress’ dress was so big that she couldn’t bend down to put on her shoes herself. She said she felt like a “silly human being” in this Instagram pic showing her assistant putting on her shoes for her:

January Jones getting ready for EmmysJanuary Jones’ Instagram pic captioned, “This pic makes me feel like a very silly human being. #couldntputonmyowndamnshoes” – posted on August 27, 2014

Have you ever had this problem?

January probably wouldn’t have needed assistance if the shoes were just slip-on and didn’t have many snap-buttoned straps:

January Jones Christian Louboutin Viennana pumpsChristian Louboutin “Viennana” strappy pumps on January Jones

Her shoes are the beautiful but problem-causing Christian Louboutin “Viennana” pumps, which come in black leather, black suede, and red suede.

If the shoes were that difficult to put on, should January have worn a different pair?

Christian Louboutin Viennana black leatherChristian Louboutin “Viennana” Strappy Pumps in Black Kid Leather, $1,095

Christian Louboutin ViennanaChristian Louboutin “Viennana” Strappy Pumps in Black Suede, $1,095

Christian Louboutin Viennana redChristian Louboutin “Viennana” Strappy Pumps in Rouge de Mars Suede, $1,095

Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/Apega/Bridow/FayesVision/WENN/January Jones' Instagram

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