Sofia Vergara's dress malfunction

Sofia Vergara has proven that she is not one to forgo a party, even if fine couture is involved.

The Colombian star last night gave the Emmys after-parties her best shot - and managed to have a major wardrobe malfunction as a result.

The Modern Family actress tweeted a picture of her exposed derriere after over-zealous moves on the dance floor saw the zip break on her Zuhair Murad gown.

The emebellished, mermaid-esque turquoise number was patched up on site, not that 40-year-old Ms Vergara seemed to have a care in the world.

"20 min Modern Family won!! Dress malfunction !!! Thank you emergency team!!" she wrote to her 2.8 million Twitter followers.

The series of blurred photos shows the beautiful brunette laughing, shimmying to drums and apparently dancing the limbo - or is that crowdsurfing? A gaggle of handsome onlookers watched Vergara with cameras, smartphones and, a little incongruously, bongos.

"This is how the Colombians partyyy at the Emmys!!" she tweeted shortly after telling the world: "I party like a mermaid!"

It's perhaps no wonder the intricate gown sprung a leak.

Photos: Getty and, inset, Twitter/@sofiavergara

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