Over the past few years, the Tony Awards has been steadily improving on the fashion front. Where cringeworthy satin gowns once reigned supreme, thanks to the help of Anna Wintour and major PR firm KCD in 2015, the award ceremony has now become a breeding ground for designer frocks.
This year, designers even made an appearances on the carpet, with Joseph Altuzarra, Zac Posen and DKNY’s Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow suiting up for the event. They clearly weren’t the main attraction, as some of Broadway’s biggest stars slipped into vibrant getups that required more than just a good stage presence to pull off.
Some notable looks included the canary yellow Rosie Assoulin number worn by actress and playwright Danai Gurira and the flamboyant suit worn by Daveed Diggs of Hamilton. Lupita Nyong’o‘s off-the-shoulder selection from BOSS and The Color Purple’s Cynthia Erivo‘s ruffled frock by Roberto Cavalli were incredibly colorful and bold, as well. However, Renée Elise Goldsberry may have had the best looks of the entire evening. And yes, we said looks, not look. She arrived on the red carpet in a lavender and black striped Marc Jacobs dress, complete with long sleeves and a ruffle detail, but slipped into a yellow strapless Oscar de la Renta floral creation to deliver her acceptance speech for her role in Hamilton.
With outfit changes, major designer labels and a ton of celebs, it looks like the Oscars has a new red carpet to compete with.