The 2016 Tony Awards was a truly spectacular event that delivered one show-stopping performance after another from the most prominent names on Broadway and in Hollywood. Hosted by James Corden, the 70th Annual Tony Awards was a fun and lighthearted affair that brought so much joy in a time when the world really needed it. Aside from jaw-dropping production numbers and an impressive guest list, the prestigious awards ceremony also served a slew of glamorous looks on the red carpet as well.
Here are some of the most memorable red carpet looks from the 2016 Tony Awards:
1. Lupita Nyong’o
Lupita Nyong’o continued to slay the red carpet with her natural beauty and superb sartorial style. She wore a custom multicolored column dress from Jason Wu for Hugo Boss, which featured an off-the-shoulder neckline, hand-embroidered paillettes, a cut-out back, and a short train detail. Lupita kept her styling simple to keep the focus on her bespoke gown, and finished off her look with jewelry from Tiffany & Co.
2. Laura Benanti
Laura Benanti was a vision in pink as she stepped out on the red carpet in a magenta evening dress from Oscar de la Renta. It featured long sleeves, a floor-length skirt, and floral lace appliques. Simple hair and makeup, a colored lip, and a black clutch completed her look.
3. Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu looked beautiful in her yellow silk-chiffon gown from Zuhair Murad’s spring 2016 couture collection. It featured a halter neckline, a floor-length skirt, floral embroidery, and beaded embellishments. She finished off her look with sleek straight hair, pink lips, and diamond ear cuffs.
4. Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett graced the event with her stunning presence in a black, grey, and white color-block dress from Louis Vuitton’s fall 2016 collection. It featured long sleeves, a calf-length skirt, and black leather and embellished panels. She styled it with a tousled bob and pointy-toe black pumps.
5. Claire Danes
Claire Danes jumped on the lingerie bandwagon and wore a black silk slip dress from Narciso Rodriguez’s resort 2017 collection. It had a sleeveless design, a deep V-shaped neckline, a floor-length skirt, and a short train detail. A loose updo and an assortment of jewels from Eva Fehren completed her look.
6. Danai Gurira
Danai Gurira was a burst of sunshine in a striking yellow dress from Rosie Assoulin’s fall 2016 collection. It featured a sleeveless design, a cut-out detail on the bodice, and asymmetrical skirt. She finished off her look with a colored lip, pointy-toe pumps, and a burgundy clutch from Roger Vivier.
7. Keri Russell
Keri Russell stepped out on the red carpet in a bold red gown from Monique Lhuillier’s fall 2016 collection. It featured long sleeves, a plunging neckline, cut-out details, bow tie cuffs, a center front slit, and silver flora embroidery. She styled it with a center-parted hairstyle, drop earrings, a bold red lip, a box clutch from Emm Kuo, and slingback heels from Giuseppe Zanotti.
8. Rose Byrne
Rose Byrne was clad in a black-and-red custom dress from Thakoon, which featured a sleeveless design, a V-shaped neckline, and rose paillettes. Her sleek bob, clutch from Edie Parker, black sandals from Stuart Weitzman, and jewelry from Ara Vartanian finished off this simple yet elegant look.
9. Michelle Williams
Ever the Louis Vuitton ambassador, Michelle Williams stepped out on the red carpet in a custom white gown from the label. It featured a sleeveless design, contrasting black shoulder straps, a V-shaped neckline, a center front slit, mini paillettes, and a ruched detail. She styled it with a cropped hairstyle, a bold red lip, a black box clutch, and custom python heels.
10. Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Mary Elizabeth Winstead sparkled on the red carpet in her black tulle ball gown from Zuhair Murad, which featured colorful embroidery, a boat neckline, long sleeves, a sheer top, and a voluminous skirt. She finished off her look with a side-parted bob, a clutch from Edie Parker, jewelry from Atelier Swarovski by Peter Pilotto, and a colored lip.
11. Allison Williams
Allison Williams opted for understated elegance in a custom white tailored jumpsuit from DKNY, which featured long sleeves and an asymmetrical panel. She finished off her look with sleek straight hair, a colored lip, black peep-toe heels, a grey clutch, and jewelry from Jennifer Meyer.
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What do you think of these red carpet looks from the 2016 Tony Awards? Whose look was your favorite?