Best of the 2016 Tony Awards Red Carpet Part 1

13 Jun

The 2016 Tony Awards celebrated all things Broadway last night in New York City* and this red carpet event has become one of my favorites. Mixing bold color with pattern was a big trend and Part 1 of this round-up is awash with dresses (and suits) of this kind.

*While also touching upon the horrific violence and mass murder at a gay club in Orlando in the early hours of Sunday morning. Writing about fashion after such an event always feels somewhat glib, but the Tonys and musical theater has such strong ties to the LGBT community and this celebration shows the kind of inclusivity that theater offers. 

For a complete list of all Tony Award winners click here.Michelle Williams and Busy PhilippsBusy Philipps as Michelle Williams’ awards show date is one of my favorite traditions – ticks all those IRL bestie boxes- and both look stunning. Michelle Williams is wearing Louis Vuitton (of course) and her whole makeup/hair styling is very much like this 2013 campaign. As my own personal hair inspiration I am thrilled to see Williams going shorter again.

There’s a whole lot of different florals going as you will see when you scroll and I love Philipps’ take in a strapless pink Ingie Paris gown. Busy Philipps also has an Olympia Le-Tan book clutch, which is on my ultimate list. Busy has Jane Eyre (can also see it here); I would love The Bell Jar.Lupita Nyong'oAnother awards show red carpet triumph for Lupita Nyongo’o in a colorful Hugo Boss gown. Designer Jason Wu explained to Vogue that the look of the dress was inspired by Tetris; the sequins and 3-D textural effect is incredible.Lin-Manuel Miranda and Vanessa NadalAn emotional night was made even more so when Lin-Manuel Miranda delivered a sonnet that he had written yesterday in reaction to the senseless violence in Orlando.

Part of the sonnet was also dedicated to his wife Vanessa Nadal and her bespoke Edie Parker Hamilton clutch is as delightful as her beautiful paint splattered looking frock, which I love.Renee Elise GoldsberryKeeping on the Hamilton track and Tony winner Renée Elise Goldsberry pairs two of the night’s big trends – yellow and botanicals – with great success in Oscar de la Renta. Plus pockets. Lucy LiuMore pale yellow delights and I wonder Alicia Vikander’s Louis Vuitton Oscar dress has led to a bump in this shade (a dress I liked, but didn’t love). I prefer both Goldsberry’s and Lucy Liu’s Zuhair Murad take on this yellow tone and the floral detail here also adds to the dreamy texture.Cynthia ErivoCynthia Erivo won for The Color Purple and crushed it on the red carpet in a show stopping Roberto Cavalli gown. There is a lot of dress to work with and Erivo doesn’t let it overwhelm her. Also a good reminder that this Tony actress roundtable is every 100 emoji worth of your time.Daveed DiggsDaveed Diggs was another well deserving Hamilton winner and he took the guys suit game up a notch in Commes des Garcons. This patchwork/mixed texture choice is pattern clashing at its height and I think he looks great in a very hard to pull off lookJoan SmallsIn the best dress worn by a supermodel category Joan Smalls takes the prize in sparkly Altuzarra.Laura BenantiMore bold florals from Oscar de la Renta from nominee Laura Benanti and the rose bush backdrop is working wonders with all of these colorful frocks.Sophie OkonedoRounding off Part 1 with another botanical stunner with Sophie Okonedo in Zac Posen combining long sleeves with strapless and a really interesting silhouette.

Click here for Part 2.

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5 Responses to “Best of the 2016 Tony Awards Red Carpet Part 1”

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  1. Hamilton Rules The Tonys (and The World) - Scandal Sheet - June 13, 2016

    […] Tony red carpet was all about yellow, floral prints, and Keri Russell‘s insane post-baby body. Seriously, she had a baby like, 9 minutes […]

  2. Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set | TV Ate My Wardrobe - July 14, 2016

    […] Philipps is on a dress hot streak of late and this is yet another reason to fire up that 100 […]

  3. Out of the Box: Look of the Week | TV Ate My Wardrobe - July 22, 2016

    […] MTV Fandom Awards last night (July 21). The split up the front of the dress is having a big revival this year and while I’m still not completely sold on this trend, I do really like the color, texture […]

  4. From Teen TV to IRL Besties: Celebrating Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams | TV Ate My Wardrobe - November 16, 2016

    […] date to big award season events like the Independent Spirit Awards, Oscars (see below) and the Tonys. The Philipps/Williams friendship is perhaps the most important thing to come out […]

  5. Out of the Box: Look of the Week | TV Ate My Wardrobe - April 21, 2017

    […] color orange and red Stella McCartney number, which I’m sure shouldn’t work but does. Tony Award winning Hamilton star and long suffering Good Wife ASA, Renée Elise Goldsberry is starring in the HBO […]

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