Last night saw the 2015 Tony Awards, an event that surprised many by rolling out a red carpet to rival the best of them. After last year’s sartorial offerings were slammed as ‘a disaster’ by Anna Wintour, the Vogue legend decided to take charge. Offering her styling expertise to a handful of stars, as well as refreshing the red carpet with her favourite box-hedge background, Wintour gave the annual event some extra polish while still retaining the drama and glitz that is so important in Broadway. Here’s our must-see looks of the night.
Well, we had to kick off proceedings with the woman who worked her Vogue magic on the event! Anna wore a beautiful ankle length gown by Chanel. The craftmanship at play, with thousands of sequins stitched by hand, is second to none. A diamond necklace heightened the glamour, while her favourite style of strappy sandals made an appearance in gold. Her sleek bob was, of course, present without a hair out of place, and she wore her signature sunglasses as she arrived – apparently she wore them inside, too.
Next up is Kristin, who hosted the event alongside Alan Cummings. This glittering, molten silver Zac Posen dress hugs Kristen’s figure to perfection, and gives a nod towards the Broadway belle’s love of glamour. Hair and makeup was kept simple in order to not detract from the glitz of the gown, which Kristen described as ‘a heart attack’. Badgeley Mischka shoes and Eva Fehren jewellery completed the look. A shout-out has to go to Alan’s daring custom-made Lucio Castro suit!
Kendall lead the pack of models that graced this carpet, and she did it in style. Wearing a peach sequin dress custom made by Calvin Klein, she positively glowed. Strappy gold heels and a gold clutchbag continued the metallic theme that was so present. Casual hair and fresh-faced makeup perfectly balanced out the disco-glitz of her dress, while her glossy peach lips picked up its peach shade.
Joan made jaws drop in this Givenchy number. Swathes of printed material and draping would make any normal human look frumpy, but Joan’s glamazon frame carries this dress perfectly. Simple strappy black heels, black mani/pedi, and sleek straight hair ensure nothing is fighting with the busy print of the gown. Only a model could pull off bare lips and a pretty much clean face on the red carpet.
Another model joins the crew – starting to wonder whether this was a red carpet or a catwalk! Bella wore monochrome Prabal Gurung, and looked effortlessly chic while doing so. Hair scraped back in a bun allowed for some beautiful statement Chopard earrings to take centre stage, and she followed Joan’s lead of ‘model face’, i.e. as little makeup as possible to show off that bone structure.
Every time Emily steps out on a red carpet, she moves further and further away from that ‘sexy girl’ persona she burst onto screens with when she featured in the Blurred Lines video. She is the picture of elegance in this Oxford blue Marc Jacobs gown. The wrap-around neck and cut out detail keep it fashion-forward, as does the circle print down the sides. She’s another one who chose to follow the ‘model face’ formula. Sweeping her hair up allows the unique neckline to be shown off.
JLo switched it up here, going for a strapless Valentino Couture gown with a full skirt instead of her normal curve-hugging dresses in embellished nude or metallic shades. She also changed up her hair and makeup; sporting a berry lip and Old Hollywood tresses, as opposed to her go-to smokey eye, nude lip, and honeyed waves left down. The starfish embellishment on the skirt of the dress is a nice touch and gives a nod to the starfish trend seen recently, as sported by Olivia Palermo in Valentino. Although Jennifer doesn’t look totally at ease with her new look, props to her for having fun with fashion and trying something new.
Amanda looks ethereal as ever in this Oscar de la Renta dress, and the brocade print, lace detail, and shorter length make her stand out amongst a sea of floor length gowns. She’s one of those lucky few who looks just as comfortable wearing high-fashion on the red carpet as she does barefoot in jeans and a t-shirt while she plays with her dog. Her hair and makeup look like they came straight from a fashion editorial, with her slicked back ballerina bun and dramatic smokey eye bringing this look to the next level.
Elisabeth is another who chose Oscar de la Renta for the occasion, and she totally blew everyone else out of the water. The brightly coloured floral applique pops against the clean white, and the yellow ribbon halterneck makes it even more fun. This dress is somehow simultaneously fresh and summery, sophisticated, and chic, all at once. Her lip colour picks up on the fuchsia pink on her dress, while her side-swept hair shows off the beautiful neckline to perfection.
Who were your favourites from the 2015 Tony Awards? Did we leave anyone out that you think should have made the cut? Comments below, please!