Tony Awards Fashion: Shiny Satin, Sparkling Sequins, Raucous Ruffles


Last night at the Tony awards, there were some Living Legends in the house — and some over-the-top ensembles intent on stealing the spotlight.

First: A few sharp-dressed men: Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, clean-shaven Jesse Tyler Ferguson (with fiancé Justin Mikita).

Alan Cumming does his best Tom Wolfe.

Chic white gown on Judith Light, siren-red on Martha Plimpton, elegant suit and vest on Jane Lynch. I just went to see her playing Miss Hannigan in Annie!

Valisia LeKae (aka Diana Ross in Motown) shines in fabulous fuscia. We’re still in the midst of a sheer/see-through dress trend, as evidenced by Megan Hilty and her knees. Audra McDonald and daughter Zoe Donovan look adorable and comfortable.

Classic dark colors are always a hit, and David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris, Sally Field and Patricia Clarkson are completely refined.

Never doubt Cyndi Lauper‘s commitment to unusual.

These next ladies are the best of the bunch. Flawless much? Bow before goddess Sigourney Weaver.

Effervescent: Jane Krakowski. Perfection.

Leopard mesh accent, tux jacket, astounding lip color: Scarlett Johansson is foxy and impeccable.

Winning: Cicely Tyson is either 79 or 88, depending on which report you read, and this eye-popping purple ruffled extravaganza is so wrong it’s right. She won the Best Actress awards for A Trip to Bountiful after returning to Broadway this season for the first time in 30 years. She can wear whatever she wants.

Images via Getty.

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