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Tony Awards Fashion: Shiny Satin, Sparkling Sequins, Raucous Ruffles

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Last night at the Tony awards, there were some Living Legends in the house — and some over-the-top ensembles intent on stealing the spotlight.

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First: A few sharp-dressed men: Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, clean-shaven Jesse Tyler Ferguson (with fiancé Justin Mikita).

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Alan Cumming does his best Tom Wolfe.

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Chic white gown on Judith Light, siren-red on Martha Plimpton, elegant suit and vest on Jane Lynch. I just went to see her playing Miss Hannigan in Annie!

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Valisia LeKae (aka Diana Ross in Motown) shines in fabulous fuscia. We're still in the midst of a sheer/see-through dress trend, as evidenced by Megan Hilty and her knees. Audra McDonald and daughter Zoe Donovan look adorable and comfortable.

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Classic dark colors are always a hit, and David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris, Sally Field and Patricia Clarkson are completely refined.

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Never doubt Cyndi Lauper's commitment to unusual.

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These next ladies are the best of the bunch. Flawless much? Bow before goddess Sigourney Weaver.

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Effervescent: Jane Krakowski. Perfection.

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Leopard mesh accent, tux jacket, astounding lip color: Scarlett Johansson is foxy and impeccable.

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Winning: Cicely Tyson is either 79 or 88, depending on which report you read, and this eye-popping purple ruffled extravaganza is so wrong it's right. She won the Best Actress awards for A Trip to Bountiful after returning to Broadway this season for the first time in 30 years. She can wear whatever she wants.

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I think Martha Plimpton has been KILLING it on the red carpet. She knows how to wear gorgeous, figure-flattering dresses that are neither dull nor over the top, sexy without showing us your everythang, and she's always just casually cool the whole time. I seriously love her.