This year’s Tony Awards show was spectacular with Kristen Chenoweth and Alan Cummings. However, the real big news was the star studded red carpet treatment and fashions this year. I was completely impressed with how well everyone was dressed. No one could deny that this year just seemed a little bit special. Every year more and more Hollywood types descend upon the Tony Awards because lets face it, you are seeing more big star names on Broadway, ie: Al Pacino, Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson, Hellen Mirren and Bobby Canavale.
What you do not normally see is all of the stunning outfits that you typically see at the Oscars. I find that strange, since we all know how beautiful the costumes are designed for the Broadway stage. In a recent article, The Tony Awards gets Dressed Up, by the superb writer, Jacob Bernstein for The New York Times, there were a few elves in the background that helped make this all possible. The biggest name of them all was none other than the Magnificent Stylemaker Ms. Anna Wintour the most iconic illustrious Editor that has ever walked this earth. This may sound over the top, but it is so very true. Anna Wintour is like no other in the fashion world and there has been no other Editor for Vogue Magazine or any other magazine that even comes close to what she accomplishes. She is savvy, smart, cool and collected and has so much power in just raising an eyebrow. And let’s not forget that she is a woman that has accomplished a feat so great in the male dominated fashion industry.
According to Jacob Bernstein, several design houses were involved by offering there clothes or services free for the Tony Awards this year, names such as: Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen and Oscar de la Renta. In addition to Anna Wintour, the celebrated costume designer William Ivey Long helped with this designer outreach effort. Long is the head of the American Theater Wing and has won tons of awards, so it is not a stretch to see people stand up and listen if he is involved.