Here are the best looks you need to see from the big New York night.
The red carpet at the 2023 Tony Awards on Sunday night was awash with some of the biggest names on Broadway, as stars turned up in their finery. The annual ceremony has been recognising the biggest achievements in theatre since 1947. This year, the show was hosted by Ariana DeBose, who made a statement when she opened the show by referring to a “blank script” due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike in pursuit of a fair deal.
During any award season, celebrities take the opportunity to showcase their most stunning and bold outfits and poses on the red carpet. At the Tony Awards, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars brought their A-game, with Lea Michelle, Jessica Chastain, and Michelle Williams donning elegant eveningwear that exuded glamour and sophistication. Lupita Nyong’o made a lasting impression with her fashion-forward silver breastplate, which was a unique and daring choice. The red carpet was a feast for the eyes, with an array of florals, colours, and luxurious diamonds on display. It was truly a night to remember!
The awards event also had big winners of the night, including Kimberly Akimbo (Best Musical), Leopoldstadt (Best Play), Parade (Best Musical Revival), Killing Eve’s Jodie Corner took home the Best Leading Actress in a Play trophy in a tight competition against Jessica Chastain, Audra McDonald, and Jessica Hecht.
In honour of the biggest – and most fashionable, of course – night, below, we’re rounding up the best-dressed celebrities on the 2023 Tony Awards red carpet:
Julianne Hough wore a floral Carolina Herrera gown for the 2023 Tony Awards red carpet. The black and pink design featured a voluminous skirt, perfect for twirling while posing for photos. And though the dress came up to a high neckline in the front, it dipped to a backless silhouette from behind. Hough accessorised with a small black bag and wore her hair in an effortless updo.
Rachel Brosnahan wore a dress from the Dua Lipa x Versace collection at the 2023 Tony Awards. Her black polka-dot dress had butterfly accents and a purposefully tattered hemline that added visual appeal. She capped the look off with strappy heels.
Jessica Chastain wore a bright yellow Gucci gown and cape for the 2023 Tony Awards. Her sunny yellow dress featured a structured bodice and sweetheart neckline. She paired it with a large Gucci necklace and wore her hair slicked back in a ponytail. This bold fashion choice was a true standout of the evening, and Jessica’s confident and radiant presence brought the look to life. It was a perfect example of how a daring and unique outfit can make a lasting impression on the red carpet.
Lea Michele wore a red and white floral dress on the 2023 Tony Awards red carpet. The skirt of the dress was deceivingly large, giving the Funny Girl star plenty of skirt to twirl on the carpet. She capped off her look with award show-worthy glam and her chin-length bob sleek and tidy.
Jodie Comer wore a sleek, structured Thom Browne gown on the 2023 Tony Awards red carpet. Her strapless dress had subtle sparkly detailing on the bodice before the skirt gently fanned down from her hips. She kept her accessories very minimal, opting for an understated glam look for the night.
The Tony Awards red carpet is typically a place where stars play it safe with their fashion choices, but Lupita Nyong’o decided to break the mould and take a bold risk with her outfit – and it definitely paid off. The actress donned a striking silver breastplate under a sleek black suit by Misha Japanwala, accessorised with stunning De Beers jewellery.