Last night, the Tony Awards took place in New York City’s Beacon Theater to celebrate the best of Broadway.
It was a night filled with heavy emotions, after news of the events that went down in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend shocked all of America. However, while there were a number of heartfelt and moving speeches, the show did go on with the expected laughs, performances, and fashion. While there was the usual smattering of elaborate ball gowns, many guests chose to channel a much more casual elegance than seen in the years past, from the simple silk slip dress worn by Claire Danes to the minimal nude gown worn by Saoirse Ronan.
One accessory, in particular, was worn by all in attendance—a twisted silver ribbon, designed by Broadway costume designer (and six-time Tony winner) William Ivey Lon, adorned lapels in solidarity with the victims of Orlando’s mass shooting.
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Lucy Liu was an actual ray of sunshine in her yellow embroidered gown by Zuhair Murad.
Michelle Williams was minimalist perfection in this simple, cinched Louis Vuitton dress.
Saoirse Ronan proves less is more in this nude cutout dress by Stella McCartney.
Tavi Gevinson looked retro-chic in this mixed-print look from Coach.
Lupita Nyong’o stunned (as always) in this custom floral gown by BOSS.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead turned heads in this gorgeous, sparkling number by Zuhair Murad.
Is that a bomber jacket on the red carpet? Karolina Kurkova paired her black gown with a metallic version, via Coach.
Nicolette Robinson chose a two-toned, full-skirted gown by Christian Siriano for her night.
Jourdan Dunn, who has been slaying the red carpet lately, wore this beautiful blush corseted gown by Zac Posen.
We’re kind of obsessed with Allison Williams' asymmetrical white jumpsuit by DKNY.
Cate Blanchett chose this edgy dress by Louis Vuitton, boasting leather sleeves and a contrasting bustier.
Sophie Okonedo channeled pure elegance in this embroidered, off-the-shoulder Zac Posen gown.
Joan Smalls was bohemian-glam in this plunging gown by Altuzarra.
Claire Danes proves that a simple slip dress is red carpet worthy, especially when it’s by Narciso Rodriguez.