2016 Tony Awards – The best dressed

The Tony Awards are the night when achievement on Broadway is celebrated, and the 2016 ceremony had more than it’s fair share of Hollywood glamour. Beautiful film stars like Lupita Nyong’o, Rose Byrne and Saoirse Ronan joined supermodels Jourdan Dunn and Joan Smalls in walking the red carpet, and there were plenty of exquisite looks for fashion fans to savour.

If you are reading this post and want to know who won the awards, you are going to be disappointed. I have no clue as to what or who was nominated, or who the eventual winners were.  But what I do know is that there were some amazing dresses on display, and that this was one of the best red carpet shows this year. Top of the best dressed list was an incredibly pretty Jourdan Dunn who showed that pink is a lovely, romantic choice. Lupita, who never seems to disappoint, wore a candy coloured confetti creation that was a showstopper, whilst Claire Danes shows that a little black dress is always a great choice, and that minimalism is sometimes the best option.

Incidentally, I have to say that the backdrop for the Tony Awards official photographs of the celebrities was just stunning, how gorgeous is that rose background.

What did you think of the Tony’s dresses, do you have a favourite look? Would love to hear your thoughts.

Tony Awards – Best Dresses

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Jourdan Dunn

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Claire Danes

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Lucy Liu

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Rose Byrne

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Saoirse Ronan

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Joan Smalls

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Nicolette Robinson

Lupita Nyong’o

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Prabal Gurung – it’s sheer love!

Don’t mind admitting I just love Prabal Gurung. This was the one show during New York fashion show that I was over-excited about, and the shots of SJP wearing one of Prabal’s designs whilst on the promotional trail for ‘I don’t know how she does it’, just further wetted the appetite.

I am so glad to say I was not disappointed.  This was one very sexy collection. Full of sheer panels, on sleeves, on skirts and on hips, vibrant colours like the purple quality street shades used on one of the most showstopping of dresses, and with flirty, feminine shapes with bell sleeves and nipped in waists, there was just so much to love in this Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

The sheer panel dresses were a perfect cocktail hour look. The purple in particular made the shoulders into an erogenous zone and I think it would look just amazing on Gwyneth Paltrow. I  loved that the lengths weren’t super short, but still offered flashes of leg.  Another dress (pictured above) reminded me of the the Alexander McQueen dress modelled by Kate Moss at the Fashion Relief for Haiti show.

This is such a Summery collection. The watered silk splash prints are fresh and pretty and ultimately very wearable. I loved the handkerchief edging to the silk skirt which had a Riviera feel to it. I would love to see fresh beauties like Kiera Knightley and Carey Mulligan wearing these next season. The silhouettes make these clothes extremely flattering for a whole host of figures and shapes, and I can see this being a popular collection amongst the fashion glitterati.

But there were also pieces that screamed of a more grown up glamour. Case in point being the black  and sheer lace up design worn by Jourdan Dunn. This was a real ‘after dark’ look that was dramatic and bordered on slightly vampish gothic. Imagine it with a slash of red lips.

Favourite pieces? The quality street dress just shimmered…all I could think was I would love to see Duchess Kate in this gown…or maybe her Hollywood Doppelganger Anne Hathaway. I also adore the white dress that couldn’t be further away from bridal if it tried. Imagine Mila Kunis choosing this for her Oscar dress this year, she would be top of every best dressed list.