Tony Award Couture

Tony Awards 2018It could be argued that the Tony Awards are a niche event broadcast, certainly centered round the theatre world in New York City. Although popular with many, still this award presentation celebrating ‘The Great White Way’ pales in grand viewership with the Grammy’s or the Academy Awards. This is not to say though that the haute couture seen last Sunday night wasn’t spectacular and worth noting.

One should expect a little wardrobe creativity when it comes to the likes of Crazy Ex- Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom. Rachel was backstage host, grabbing hosts and award recipients in seemingly off-script moments at the show. Walking in across the red carpet the comedian clearly showcased an outfit befitting her approach. Rachel matched her tulle skirt with a bespoke (made from someone who contacted the star via social media) Stephen Sondheim smoking tee.

There seemed to be a bunch of metallic on view for the gowns and get-ups of the invited this night. Marissa Jaret Winokur wore a very tight, shiny blue electric dress. Tony nominee LaChantze sported a dress of almost all blue material, but from her knees down but it ended with a sparkle silver bottom. Tiffany Haddish was mixing and matching silver with paisley in her Michael Kors. And Tina Fey’s outfit matched a silver top with a Thom Browne feathered skirt

Co-host Josh Groban walked in wearing a purple suit, while Grey Henson of Mean Girls matched him in a velvet purple tux. Other men of note were Joshua Henry in black pants, a Cloak pastel tux jacket and bowtie. And looking like he raided wardrobe, Vogue’s Hamish Bowle went for a loungewear look with robe, PJ’s and slippers.

Elegance went to Rachel Brosnahan in her Dolce & Gabban gown. Laurie Metcalf in her black and white Christian Siriano black sash. And the always red hot Chita Rivera in a red one-shouldered gown (she won a lifetime Tony this night).

Our Fickle Fashion Fascination With The 2015 Golden Globes

Golden-Globes-2015-750x400Once again Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted (though three times a charm for the ladies, they are not returning next year) and we watched Hollywood elite in TV and movies honor themselves at The 2015 Golden Globes. The over three hour show was, as always, a self congratulatory fest of some entertaining moments, some badly written nominee speech patter and thank you’s that went on too long. But most of all, on the red carpet prior to the broadcast, across Twitter feeds during and certainly commented upon after the show (and will be commented upon well into this week) was the fashion commentary of what (and often why) our celebrities were wearing.

Actress Perrey Reeves wore the same crushed velvet dress she wore the first time she attended the Globes in 1992. The lady’s HBO series “Entourage” is making its own comeback-on the big screen-in June and less that she had the audacity to wear something so ‘old’ shouldn’t bloggers be celebrating that the woman still has the bod to fit into a dress over 20 year old?

Then there was brouhaha of Catherine Zeta Jones supposedly dressing/looking like that faceless red-dressed cell phone Emoji we all know and love. Intentional or not, we ignore the fact that the lady looked stunning.

Of course the male celebrities get off easy. They simply don tuxes and are good to go. All anyone can remark over is Matthew McConaughey’s full beard or once again the style with which Jared Leto wore his long hair. And speaking of an abundance of facial hair, drag queen Conchita Wurst (who is actually Austrian singer Thomas “Tom” Neuwirth) sported a full dark beard while strutting perfectly pretty in a long green gown.

Maybe Wurst/Neuwirth has it right after all. The red carpet, show, these bogs post the show are all spectacle. If one takes the fashions, the comments about them, and the attention over them too seriously one will always come up disappointed that maybe things, in the end, aren’t supposed to be taken so seriously at the 2015 Golden Globes or any other Hollywood see-and-be-scene.