11/20/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Padma Lakshmi's Emmy Dress: Purple And Backless

"Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi arrived at the Emmy Awards in a snug purple dress adorned with red flowers and a low back tied together.

Lakshmi posed on the red carpet with "Top Chef" judge Tom Colicchio. The show is up for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program and best host.