Rosie O'Donnell's fashion takes center stage at Tony Awards

By Degen Pener
June 19, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT

At least one star proves that unlike most everyone else on this page, there’s more to dressing than undressing. At the June 7 Tony Awards, host Rosie O’Donnell redeemed herself from style obscurity by staying tasteful. She arrived in a midnight blue tuxedo duster, designed especially for her by Anne Klein (top). To open the ceremony, she then changed into an elegant black suit (middle) by her stylist, Dale Richards. Her eyes shimmered with silver shadow. And O’Donnell, who mostly wears flats, slipped comfortably into custom-made black high heels from Stuart Weitzman. ”They’re very, very thick heels,” she says. Her only misstep? A blue satin Edwardian coat over a black silk taffeta gown (bottom), also by Richards, that she wore during the second half of the broadcast. But O’Donnell won’t take the credit—or the blame, for that matter. “The thing about me is, I want everyone else to make the clothing decisions,” she says. “Basically, they hand it to me, I wear it. I’m not really the fashion guru.”

With additional reporting by Lilly Ock

Advertisement

Comments



EDIT POST