Is anyone really surprised that Hamilton dominated the Tony Awards last night? Let’s talk about something that was a total surprise- the 2016 Tony Awards red carpet! There were truly some lovely ensembles last night and it was hard to select my favorites. But here are my picks for best-dressed ladies on the 2016 Tony Awards red carpet!
Carole King in Adrinana Papell
This beautiful lady proves that you don’t have to be 20-years old to be a red carpet stunner. Carole sparkles in a dress befitting her amazing musical talents.
Ana Villafane in Carolina Herrera
Pink, sequins and a ball gown are always a winning combination! This On Your Feet star would make any fashion crowd want to get up and dance.
Sara Bareilles in Gomez-Gracia
If I had to pick two people that I think are actually Disney princesses in real life they would be Meryl Davis and Sara Bareilles. I love her beautiful braided hair and blend of natural colors and metallics make this dress feel like a modern princess dress. Check out those earrings too!
Lupita Nyong’o in Hugo Boss
This floral gown is a perfect balance of unique print with classic, flattering lines.
Sophie Okonedo in Zac Posen
This gown is another that features a bold print with simple, structured lines that render a dress that balances fun and glamour.
This simple, fitted white gown adorned with beautiful crystals is perfect for such a celebratory and formal occasion as the Tony awards. Laura’s hair and makeup also make her red carpet perfect!
Phillipa Soo in Prabal Gurung
This dress is absolutely stunning and my pick for best dress of the 2016 Tony Awards. The fit, the adornment and the fascinating cut all combine for a gown that feels totally original. Her long, dangly earrings, fresh makeup and hair paired with strappy sandals create a look that is special and unique.
This year’s Tony Awards highlight one of the reasons that I love writing about red carpet menswear. The creativity exhibited was really awesome, and added another exciting element to a great show. Hamilton had a great night on my style list too (in addition to the awards themselves) and it was a great night for colorful jackets.
I love that the costume designer for Hamilton came in something that was so inspired by the past. He does a great job of pulling influence from his work, without looking like he’s wearing a costume himself.
Those sleeves are crazy! I love how there’s print and texture and uniqueness in this jacket. It would have been easy for something like this to feel like too much, but it has just the right balance. The design of the rest of the suit and the matching socks were the perfect pairing to the outlandish (in a good way) sleeves.
Jonathan Groff in Calvin Klein Collection
Monotone can work well, or can be a disaster. Groff does well here because of the fantastic tailoring of this tux. Especially the pants.
The bright grey of this suit is a great color for him, and the black lapels are a wonderful accent.
This shade of blue is very nice, and the thin black lapel is a cool look too.
Not to be outdone by any other participants, host James Corden presented several stellar looks. I loved every new outfit he showed off and looked forward to each new appearance to see what was coming next. Some were sparkly, some had designs stitched on them, and some were just colorful, but all were attention getting and fabulous.
Those are our favorites from the 2016 Tony Awards red carpet. Who wore your favorite looks? Did we leave out any of your best-dressed picks? Check out our 2016 Tony nominee playlist and come back tomorrow for our best of the 2016 Tony Awards post!
(All images unless otherwise noted are from vogue.com)