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'The Hills' star Lauren Conrad designing the Emmy Awards' gown

By Christopher Rocchio, 08/07/2008 

The Hills might not have received an Emmy nod, however Lauren Conrad's fingerprints will still be all over the event.

ABC has announced Conrad will design a "one-of-a-kind couture red carpet gown" for the women handing out statuettes at the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

"For the first time in Emmy history, a celebrity designer will be creating a gown to be worn by the women who are handing out the Emmys statuettes," said Emmy executive producer Ken Ehrlich. 

"We are very excited to have someone as talented as Lauren Conrad working with us to help make this a very memorable and exciting show."

Conrad -- a part-time student at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles -- made her designer debut at May's Mercedes-Benz L.A. Fashion Week, and it featured 30 different looks from her Fall 2008 line. 

However the red carpet gown she's designing for the Emmy Awards is not part of her Lauren Conrad Collection, which is currently sold in 500 boutiques across the country.

"I am so excited that the Academy has asked me to design a dress for this year's Emmy Awards," said Conrad. "I will be doing a red carpet look that still reflects the simple classic design of the Lauren Conrad Collection but with a black tie twist."

The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled to air live on Sunday, September 21 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.

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