Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Last night, the Tony Awards took place in New York City, and celebrities all gathered to celebrate excellence in live Broadway theater.

Accordingly, there was a lot of drama going on fashion-wise: feathers and sequins and plunging necklines, as well as at least one extremely daring hat. Let's take a look!

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Maggie Gyllenhaal wore an extremely decadent feathery, beaded dress by Dolce & Gabbana. Normally I'm somewhat skeptical of the whole feather thing, but the effect here is pretty angelic — she looks beautiful!

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Here's Emmy Rossum looking very sultry in a sleek, shimmery silk Ralph Lauren collection gown with a sort of deconstructed corset bodice top.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Kate Mara also wore Dolce & Gabbana; her look was much edgier than most and maybe a bit out of place? But she does pull off the bedazzled shoulder pads amazingly, so more power to her.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Fantasia and Patti LaBelle posed for photos together because this world is a beautiful place. Fantasia looked like a 70s mermaid in her glittery teal wrap dress, which is an ideal dress concept.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Here's Patricia Clarkson in ruched Dolce & Gabbana gown. It's not the most ground-breaking look to ever have made it on a red carpet, but she effuses glamor and the hair and makeup complement the dress perfectly.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Daaaaamn, Idina Menzel! She's wearing Zac Posen — the color and neckline look absolutely stunning on her, but the skirt is constructed a bit strangely.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

I am obsessed with Anna Gunn's beaded, sequiny golden Jenny Packham dream gown. This is what one would wear to chill on top of Mt. Olympus eating ambrosia, for sure.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Here's Lucy Liu in a plunging, tuxedo-inspired Vivienne Westwood gown that's party on the top and ballgown down below. I'm not a huge fan of how she styled her hair, but the dress looks fantastic on her.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Vera Farmiga was the slinkiest of all in a form-fitting, floor length Stella McCartney dress with sheer paneling. I feel like it would be very easy to drown in all this fabric, but she pulls it off excellently.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

SETH AND BLAIR'S FIRST RED CARPET APPEARANCE!! Leighton Meester wore a clean, minimalistic Antonio Berardi dress in ivory. Her husband Adam Brody wore, like, a suit. I love them forever.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Audra McDonald became the first woman in history to win a Tony in each of the four acting categories and looked sublime while doing so. Sigh. She's wearing Escada, and she's accompanied by her husband Will Swenson.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Some simple, minimalistic looks: Lena Hall in Zac Posen, Beth Behrs in Carolina Herrera, Sarah Greene in Thakoon.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Looking lovely in ivory: Estelle Parsons in a winter landscape print; Krystal Joy Brown looks fantastic in that dramatic silhouette; Gladys Knight donned the Blazer of Kings.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Pretty in pink: Alicia Quarles was very princess-y; Kelli O'Hara's dress looked nice on her but it was pretty bland; Sutton Foster really went for it in a voluminous magenta gown.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Sparkles, prints and thigh slits: Karen Ziemba in utterly exquisite sequin gown, Sophie Okonedo in fluttery metallic and Anika Noni Rose in watercolor-esque leopard print.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Here is a photo of Randi Zuckerberg attempting to convince the world that Google Glass is a normal and fashionable thing that people do in public. Also: Judith Light looking like a fashion-sorceress and Thalia looking like a goth Christmas present.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

"After Midnight" nominee Adriane Lenox wore quite the hat, in addition to a belted orange coat over some formal shorts. Also in orangey hues, we have Lauren Worsham and Fran Drescher.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Couples!! Here's Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness; Bryan Cranston and his wife Robin Dearden; and Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka.

Aaaaand bonus pic of Bryan Cranston and his wife because my parents really liked him in that play about LBJ:

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet


Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

More couples: Chris O'Dowd and his wife Dawn O'Porter, in green because Ireland (probably); Daniel Radcliffe and girlfriend Erin Darke; Rosie O'Donnell and her wife Michelle Rounds.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Musicians and significant others: Gloria and Emilio Estefan; Questlove and an unnamed woman clad in a beautiful dress; Sting and Trudie Styler; T.I. and his daughter Deyjah Imani Harris.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Some men looking very good in suits: Ethan Hawke in all black; Matt Bomer, who is so handsome that it makes my heart hurt to look at him; and Jonathon Groff, all smiley.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

More men: Wayne Brady, Zach Braff and Zachary Quinto.

Glittering Gowns and Plunging Necklines: the Tony Awards Red Carpet

Some bolder sartorial menswear choices: RuPaul looking flawless in pink; Billy Porter rocking an ascot; Orlando Bloom in shades of inky blue.

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