Last night saw the ‘Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre’. Of course, you probably know them as the Tony Awards, which recognise achievement in live Broadway theatre. This year it was a very glamorous affair, with British interests well rewarded with a best actress award for Helen Mirren for ‘The Audience’ (playing The Queen is definitely lucky for Helen, after an Oscar for The Queen.) Young British actor Alex Sharp was also awarded for his role in one of my favourite plays ‘The Curious Incident of the dog in the night-time’.
There was some seriously, jaw-droppingly gorgeous looks on display, with Jennifer Lopez in particular, moving away from the skin and bead dresses she has been wearing of late, and reminding me why she used to be one of my favourite best dressed ladies. Her blue, strapless gown and 1940s style hair was pure Old Hollywood, elegant and exquisite in equal measure.
There were other great looks too. Helen Mirren is always immaculate. Her dress was stunning, a lovely lace confection with wide sleeves and a deep v neckline. I loved Ruth Wilson in hot pink, whilst Amanda Seyfried showed that a cocktail dress can look appropriate on the red carpet, providing it is baroque and ornate in style.
There is one final dress that I wanted to mention. Blurred Lines model turned actress Emily RatajKowski wore a navy Marc Jacobs dress that was almost identical to one that had been worn by Claire Danes at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild awards. I didn’t like the dress on Claire, mainly because the green colour and tight neckline, teamed with the belt gave it a GI Jane look which just didn’t work. On Emily, the navy shade, and less fussy neckline makes this dress a winner.
Tony Award Dresses
Tony Awards Worthy dresses from Lorcan Mullany for Jacques Vert