2016 Tony Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

adrienne-warren-2016-tony-awards-wish-list (1)I am extremely excited! The 2016 Tony Awards are Sunday night and I literally cannot wait. I have always been a theater nerd and I have been loving this year in Broadway, Hamilton for all the awards!, and I think that this years show is going to be the best one in a while. Last year Vogue was a silent partner in the show helping to make the event a more fashionable event, and they succeeded. The stars of Broadway that haven’t been accepted by the fashion world were all dressed in the likes of Zac Posen, Naeem Khan, Monique Lhuillier, and more. I haven’t heard if Anna Wintour will be getting involved again this year, but I am really hoping so. With that in mind I went through all of this year’s female nominees and picked looks for them that I think would fit them, even if they haven’t had a big red carpet moment before. Up first is Shuffle Along star and Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical nominee Adrienne Warren. I kinda looked at some of the looks that Adrienne has had on the red carpet and I decided that this lemon yellow Naeem Khan Spring 2016 RTW twisted halter silk chiffon gown which features n illusion cutout bodice and a ruffle detailed skirt would be absolutely perfect. I think that for what will be her first, and could be her only, red carpet moment that this bold, glamorous ensemble would be the perfect choice. I think that the draping of this gown would waft so elegantly down the red carpet. A gold clutch, gold sandals, old Hollywood waves, and a red lip would really make people take notice of Adrienne on the red carpet.audra-mcdonald-2016-tony-awards-wish-list (1)Audra McDonald is not nominated, all the nominees can breathe a sigh of relief, but will be on hand at the Tony’s on Sunday as one of the nights presenters. I would love to see Audra take to the red carpet really bringing some glamour. This ivory Marchesa Pre-Fall 2016 gown rendered in stretch crepe which features a sheath silhouette with a jewel neckline, and gold beaded appliques along the bodice with illusion cutouts would be absolutely gorgeous. I would imagine that Audra would have the nude illusion of this gown lined with the ivory, and I wouldn’t mind that one bit. Audra would be an absolute vision in this creation. A gold Marchesa clutch, a pair of gold sandals, a chic updo, and a red lip would really round out a perfect look for Audra. carmen-cusack-2016-tony-awards-wish-list (1)Carmen Cusack is nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her role as Alice Murphy in Bright Star. Carmen is one of those that I am hoping will be getting dressed on the assistance of Vogue. If she is I would love for Vogue to hand over this multicolored floral embroidered tulle Zuhair Murad Pre-Fall 2016 long sleeved gown I would love to see this gown lined in black on the skirt and a nude bustier added to really make this another look to take notice of on the Tony Awards red carpet. Since the dress is such a statement on it’s own I would only add a pair of black sandals, light pink lip, and romantic wavy bob to ensure that Carmen has an absolutely major moment on the Tony Awards red carpet.cate-blanchett-2016-tony-awards-wish-list (1)Cate Blanchett is set to make her Broadway debut later this year in an adaptation of the Anton Chekhov play The Present in December. Ahead of that debut Cate will be on hand at the Tony Awards on Sunday as a presenter. When I saw that Cate was presenting I let out a little squeal, because one of my favorite of Cate’s looks ever is from the 2010 Tony Awards where she wore a futuristic silver Armani Prive suit. I am hoping that she will bring yet another major moment to the Tony Awards on Sunday. I am really wishing for something major custom designed for her by Armani Prive but I would also be really pleased if Cate hit the red carpet wearing this olive and teal Valentino Spring 2016 Couture gown which features side cutouts, a high neck, and all over delicate gold floral embroidery. It would take someone with the regality that Cate has on the red carpet to make this gown work. I think that Cate would really command the red carpet wearing this gown. I can imagine her making her way down the red carpet really showcasing the glamour of this gown with just a pair of gold sandals, chic updo, nude lip, and smokey eye to aid in her efforts. This has the potential to be one of my favorite moments of the night. cynthia-erivo-2016-tony-awards-wish-list (1)Cynthia Erivo has caught the eye of the fashion industry. The Color Purple star, nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, was one of Anna Wintour’s guests at the Met Gala last month wearing a custom gown from Coach. I was taken with her patchwork floral gown and I am hoping she gets the opportunity to bring it to the red carpet at the Tony Awards on Sunday. I think that despite it being slightly similar that this red Altuzarra Fall 2016 RTW embellished handkerchief gown would be absolutely amazing on Cynthia. I am hearing rumors that she may take the trophy home and this would be a perfect look for winner to wear for the red carpet. A black clutch, black sandals, glamorous finger waves, lined eye, and red lip would really send Cynthia into best dress territory.  danai-gurira-2016-tony-awards-wish-list (1)Danai Gurira penned Eclipsed which is nominated for Best Play at the Tony Awards. Usually I pay no attention to those nominated outside of acting but Danai has been making the rounds to promote this show since it opened in March wearing the most amazing wardrobe. Danai attended the opening night of the show wearing a Schiaparelli Couture gown then went on to attend the Met Gala last month wearing custom Giambattista Valli Couture, and has worn quite a bit of Altuzarra for other appearances. I am hoping that since she has the fashion credibility that she will bring some couture to the red carpet. I would love to see Danai hit the Tony Awards red carpet wearing this absolutely gorgeous floral printed Elie Saab Fall 2015 Couture a-line gown which features a bit of a plunging neckline. I think that this would be such a chic feminine moment, perfect for the Tony Awards red carpet. Some chic black sandals, a light pink clutch, and a pink lip would really finish this look off perfectly.

I will be attending a screening party for the Tony Awards on Sunday so I will be tweeting the looks as quick as I can.

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