The Highs and Lows of the 2017 Tonys Red Carpet
On Sunday night, A-listers from both coasts converged on Radio City Music Hall in New York for the 71st annual Tony Awards. Before the Kevin Spacey-hosted show began, stars of stage and screen alike hit the red carpet — and they didn’t hold back, style-wise. See the best and worst looks from Broadway’s biggest night, ahead.
BEST: Olivia Wilde
Not even the cancellation of Vinyl will stop Olivia Wilde from rocking flawless ‘70s glam on the red carpet. The presenter, who’s making her Broadway debut this month in 1984 — sparkled in this long-sleeved red dress with a plunging neckline.
BEST: Bette Midler
Truly divine, Miss M.
BEST: David Oyelowo
Presenter David Oyelowo, who broke from the carpet’s menswear trend of dark blue and went with a sleek gray suit, knows that style is all in the details. The star accessorized with a purple dotted pocket square and shoes with a whimsical bee design.
BEST: Sarah Paulson
Sarah Paulson was breathtaking in this strapless Rodarte dress, with a pale blush lining under beaded white lace. The presenter accessorized the stunning column dress with a bare neck, a red clutch, and large drop earrings.
BEST: Jonathan Groff
Jonathan Groff looked sharp in classic black, but it’s the subtle statement on his lapel that really makes this look a winner. The presenter accessorized his suit with an ampersand pin, the symbol of GLAAD’s Together Movement, which signifies solidarity with all communities suffering discrimination.
BEST: Cynthia Erivo
Last year’s Best Actress in a Musical winner, Cynthia Erivo, took to the carpet in this showstopping mermaid-style black dress embellished with green beads and a feathered hem. She finished off the look with one of GLAAD’s ampersand pins at her waist.
BEST: Cobie Smulders
Cobie Smulders, who made her Broadway debut earlier this year in Present Laughter, looked like summertime in this strapless Schiaparelli dress with a colorful printed floral design over a white fitted bodice and full skirt.
WORST: Christine Ebersole
Nominee Christine Ebersole is a Broadway legend. This dated, puffy-sleeved pale purple dress isn’t worthy of her.
WORST: Keltie Knight
Keltie Knight’s lacy, sequined, long-sleeved, puffy-shouldered, bow-necked, harem-panted, sheer jumpsuit might have potential to make the best-dressed half of this list, if it would only lose one or two of its many design elements.
WORST: Hamish Bowles
We applaud Vogue editor-at-large Hamish Bowles for breaking away from the black-and-blue pack and making a bold color choice with his red carpet wear. This cotton-candy pink ensemble, however, misses the mark.
WORST: Jenna Lyons
Even for fashion mavens like Jenna Lyons, who has pushed so many envelopes and set so many trends, not every outfit can be a hit. This snake-printed robe is one of those times.