The red carpet is a place where actors and actresses like to grab the eyeballs and also the camera lens. After all, who likes to waste the long walk to the glorified hall, no matter what the occasion. After all, who gets to walk the felt everyday??
However, at the Tony Awards, it seemed that all the actors had somehow grown allergic to all the camera clicks and the gaping eyeballs. They seemed to be reserving the drama for the stage and did not exhibit their talents on the red carpet.
Scarlett Johansson who is quite the craze among fashion columnists for all the outlandish outfits that she wears, wore a menswear-style tuxedo jacket and a Saint Laurent black cocktail dress that had just a hint of leopard-print mesh at the neckline.
Sienna Miller, who usually goes by instinct and not by the rules too went with a Burberry-designer, pink-peony simple strapless dress â with a hemline longer than tea-length and shorter than a ballgown. Anna Kendrick’s custom navy and black strapless dress by Donna Karan Atelier with circular swaths of fabric and a small, sheer cutout on the bodice was red-carpet worthy, but on the other hand did not have the glitz that befits a red carpet.
Patina Miller’s floral printed gown by Zac Posen however was able to shoot the mercury straight up. The Tony winner for best leading actress in a musical wore a straight-from-the-runway look from the spring collection that was light and delicate and yet at the same time, apt for the occasion.
Andrea Martin gave a shout out to the designer of her black, one-shoulder tulle gown with a flower appliqué. Her dress seemed to be a clear indication of the fact that there is a lack of designers who are willing to dress up a 66 year old actress. “Carmen Marc Valvo gave me this dress, nobody else would,” she said in accepting her Tony for featured actress in a musical.
On the other hand, Best leading actress in a play, Cicely Tyson wore an out-of-the-box gown that everyone will remember: a violet gown with sharp-point ruffles covering her almost head to toe.
Notes of jewellery here and there were prominent, as in the case of Sigourney Weaver in a cobalt, one-shoulder Michael Kors and Sally Field in an forest green gown with a bit of beading on its tank straps. Actress Jane Krakowski wore an all-over, micro-sequined gown by Escada.