The Absolutely Best Red Carpet Looks From 2016 Tony Awards

Tony Awards has something special going on with the red rose backdrop, but no red carpet’s complete without the stars ready to show off their designer garb. This year’s ceremony had Cate Blanchett, Lucy Liu, and a few supermodels among the guests who walked the rose red carpet. Their outfits were most intriguing, not your average awards show looks, if I might add.

Red Carpet Looks From 2016 Tony Awards

Cate Blanchett arriving at 2016 Tony Awards
Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett is usually taking her red carpet dresses very seriously, but on occasion she may slip into something more thought-provoking or brow-raising like this monochromatic Louis Vuitton frock with long leather sleeves and an asymmetric design.

Patina Miller arriving at 2016 Tony Awards
Patina Miller

Patina Miller brought some edginess with her outfit to the glamorous event. Her incredibly stylish asymmetric dress by none other than J.Mendel was accessorized with black sandals, a clutch, and a collar – all of which nicely contrasted with the dress’s fiery red color.

Lucy Liu arriving at 2016 Tony Awards
Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu made a rare red carpet appearance at the Tonys wearing a lemon sorbet-colored dress by Zuhair Murad Couture. Characterized by a plunging neck and embellishments on the bustier and the skirt front it definitely stood out. She kept it simple in the accessory department, making for a very light summery look.

Laura Osnes arriving at 2016 Tony Awards
Laura Osnes

Laura Osnes wore a white embellished gown that could easily do for a royal wedding. The spaghetti straps made it look extremely lightweight, but all that metal must weigh a good deal. Nevertheless, the wispy hem supports the airy illusion.

Karolina Kurkova arriving at 2016 Tony Awards

Karolina Kurkova

Wearing a black classic dress from Coach 1941 and their golden bomber jacket decorated with brooches, Karolina Kurkova is certainly not the one to shy from taking a risk on the red carpet.

Jourdan Dunn arriving at 2016 Tony Awards
Jourdan Dunn

It seems Jourdan Dunn likes her hi-lo dresses to be dramatic, and that bustier betrays its designer’s signature style. The mauve Zac Posen creation had a bit of styling with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and a very relaxed half up to complete the look.

Joan Smalls arriving at 2016 Tony Awards
Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls looked incredible in an embellished printed Altuzarra gown accessorized with some drop earrings and a matching eye make up.

Claire Danes arriving at 2016 Tony Awards
Claire Danes

Narciso Rodriguez navy satin dress made Claire Danes look positively cool and glam at the same time. The tank silhouette flatters almost everyone and the dress’s asymmetric design gave it a more interesting and less lingerie-like appearance.

Nikki M. James arriving at 2016 Tony Awards
Nikki M. James

Nikki M. James brought some summery notes to the event with her orange Rubin Singer dress. The asymmetry certainly ruled the majority of the Tonys fashion choices, and Singer’s dress wasn’t an exception. Its hi-lo skirt billowed beautifully, and left a bit of a train there while the top it was layered diagonally to add detail to the strapless style.

Angela Christian arriving at 2016 Tony Awards
Angela Christian

Stunning in a gorgeous turquoise blue, theater actress Angela Christian managed to look both classy and trendy in her ruffled dress with a flattering V neck and a pleated skirt, which is another trend of the season.

Allison Williams arriving at 2016 Tony Awards
Allison Williams

I liked that Allison Williams has opted out of a red carpet dress and chose this peculiar DKNY tailored jumpsuit instead. It’s sexy, it’s smart, and a bit off with its asymmetric design. And the black and grey accessories make a nice contrast to its blindingly pristine white color.

Ali Stroker arriving at 2016 Tony Awards
Ali Stroker

The The Glee Project star Ali Stroker went for a sequined T-shirt dress with a risque decolletage. The actress finished off the look with a classic red lipstick and relaxed beach-y waves.

Zainab Jah arriving at 2016 Tony Awards
Zainab Jah

In a classic red carpet tradition Zainab Jah wore a beautiful embellished gown of a pastel peach color with an interesting strapless neckline and a metallic belt that accessorized it nicely. Perhaps the necklace was a bit over the top but it’s not too critical.