The Best Dressed at The Tony Awards 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards took place on June 11 to celebrate the achievements in Broadway productions during 2016-2017. The ceremony happened at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City and Broadway’s biggest names were there to celebrate the best in the theater.

As always we had our eyes on the red carpet. There was a little bit of everything from classic glamorous gowns to unconventional bold choices. Some celebrities ditched the classic gowns and opted for daring designs that stood out. Take a look at the fashion highlights at the 71st Tony Awards.

Denee Benton

The American actress and one of the nominees stunned in a heavily embellished white gown by Oscar de la Renta. The nature-inspired design featured green leaf shaped embellishments all over the lower part of the gown, while the top part was completely covered with dazzling decorations. The simple strappy sandals left all the attention to the gown.

Best Dressed Tony Awards Denee Benton

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Alek Wek

The powerful model who has changed the perception of beauty in the fashion industry didn’t miss the chance to show her bold side. She wore a simple black midi dress with asymmetric neckline by Oscar de la Renta and probably the boldest over-the-knee boots we have ever seen. The attention was placed on the black suede boots with big silver metallic embellishments. The entire outfit was by Oscar de la Renta.

Best Dressed Tony Awards Alek Wek

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Olivia Wilde

The charming actress with modeling background turned heads with the plunging V neckline. The red dress by Michael Kors Collection featured sparkling details that added more drama to the entire look.Olivia went light on jewelry and opted for a simple and elegant clutch leaving the accent on the dress.

Best Dressed Tony Awards Olivia Wilde

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Cynthia Erivo

The Broadway star who won the last year’s Tony Award for best Actress in a Musical returned to the red carpet in a dramatic heavily embellished gown by CG with a mile-long train. Cynthia brought some turban action on the red carpet and stole the show. The turban is not a regular choice for the red carpet and Cynthia truly surprised everybody with her bold decision.

Best Dressed Tony Awards Cynthia Erivo

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Condola Rashad

Condola Rashad traded the classic long gown for an interesting Vivienne Westwood satin silk midi dress. The charm of the dress was in its tailoring. The discreet belt gave structure to the design while the splash of orange and gold color broke the all-black monotony. Condola opted for elegant black strappy sandals and discreet jewelry to preserve the elegance of the silk dress.

Best Dressed Tony Awards Condola Rashad

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Cobie Smulders

The actress known for her role in our favorite TV Show “How I met your mother” shined on the red carpet at the Tony Awards 2017 in a strapless voluminous gown by the Italian fashion house Schiaparelli. The gown featured an interesting print which was a mix of floral and abstract motives.

Best Dressed Tony Awards Cobie Smulders

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Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen’s red carpet style is unmistakable. She looked mesmerizing in a custom white long dress with geometric gold embellishments by Pamella Roland. The strapless gown featured an interesting V cut on the neckline.

Best Dressed Tony Awards Chrissy Teigen

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Sara Paulson

Sara Paulson’s  Tony Awards 2017 outfit was the brightest highlight of the ceremony. The 42-year old actress wowed everyone with her white strapless gown. The gown featured a mesh detailing all over the top and the skirt. Sara accessorized her outfit with dangling silver earrings and burgundy clutch.

Best Dressed Tony Awards Sara Paulson

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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett was another celebrity that ditched the classic gown. The beautiful actress wore a belted blazer and skirt coordinates. The wide white belt enhanced Scarlett’s curves while the high slit showed her toned legs. She went for elegant silver sandals and clutch that matched the silver print on the blazer and the skirt.

Best Dressed Tony Awards Scarlett Johnsson

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Jenna Lyons

Jenna Lyons is a major style inspiration. Her unique style features a lot of daring choices. Jenna stole the show at this year’s Tony Awards with the bold silk robe. Jenna’s fashion forward satin robe featured the most unexpected print on the red carpet. The multicolored snake print was a major surprise for us, but we have to admit that she rocked it. The strappy sandals perfectly complemented the unique dress.

Best Dressed Tony Awards Jenna Lyons

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Written by Ivana Steriova
Ivana Shteriova Karaniku is the content manager and contributor at fashionisers.com. She is a fashion & makeup obsessive with a huge passion for writing. Although she holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Auditing her love for all things fashion & beauty won and now she is a full-time freelancer.