Chrissy Teigen went to the Tony Awards to support her husband, John Legend, who won a Tony for best play revival for Jitney, which he co-produced. As Billboard explains, this means that Legend is just an Emmy away from an EGOT. He’s 38 (I thought he was younger honestly) and that’s an amazing accomplishment. As accomplished, admirable and measured John is (apart from “politics” although I rather admire the strong stance he takes on important issues), his wife Chrissy makes up for it. She’s usually in a beef with someone, snapchatting her drunken moments, or pulling focus somehow. She’s self aware about it though, and recently tweeted this:
I am in new york for the Tony's because I am a famous broadway actress and it makes sense
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 11, 2017
She also joined the photographers on the other side of the red carpet at the Tonys and shot some photos. You can see video of that here.
Chrissy was in Pamella Roland and while this is a somewhat unremarkable dress in that we’ve seen so many variations of this, at least it’s not see through or Marchesa/so fug it’s laughable. She looked decent and this is a good plus one dress. Plus, she often wears much less fabric than this.
Nomimee Laura Linney was up for best actress in a play, for The Little Foxes. That went to Laurie Metcalf for A Doll’s House, Part 2. (Also, I could have sworn that Laura already had a Tony but she doesn’t and has been nominated four times. This was Laurie’s first Tony out of four nominations.) Laura was in a strapless Derek Lam gown with a pointed neckline and a splotchy orange, yellow and gold design. I don’t know if that color combination goes together, at least not in that small busy pattern. Her hair and makeup are so pretty though.
Cynthia Nixon did win a Tony, for best featured actress, and she’s Linney’s costar in The Little Foxes. Cynthia was wearing a light pink Rosie Assoulin gown with a giant bow on the back. This is a dramatic gown that would be more striking in a bolder color I think. Props for pairing it with red shoes.
Presenter Sarah Paulson was elegant in an off white Rodarte gown with a lattice overlay. This is amazing and it’s a somewhat different look for her in that she usually goes for avant garde. Clearly she can do glam like the best of them.
In contrast Sara Bareilles was in a high neck full length Naeem Khan gown with silver and gold sequins which was inexplicably see through. Imagine this with plain opaque fabric and those sequins, it would be amazing. Instead it’s just confusing.
Cobie Smulders was one of my favorites in a Schiaparelli Couture gown featuring an abstract floral design with bright colors and many different patterns. This dress is daring and I think it really works. This is how you do a bunch of different colors and designs together.
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