A couple of years ago it made pretty big news that Anna Wintour was consulting with the Tony Awards about, as the Vogue editor-in-chief might say, “lifting” the style of the Broadway stars on their big night. Well, now Ms. Wintour’s participation doesn’t make the news anymore, but it is completely obvious her fine hand is involved. In fact, in a snippet I saw on the Twitter red carpet live stream—yes, Twitter, they are not quite ready for prime time—Anna took a moment with the hosts to talk about the floral backdrop of the red carpet. The vibrant hedge had roses in the color of the rainbow running down the center in celebration of Pride Month.
It was a beautiful statement of support with all the politics surrounding the flag that have cropped up this 50th Anniversary of Pride celebrations. Anna said it was her daughter Bea Schaffer’s idea. I feel like she might have run with it and shared memos with the Broadway stars to celebrate with colorful ensembles, because the attire was as vibrant as I can ever recall and there was jewelry to match. It was not the usual New York black ensemble after black ensemble. One thing that has not changed about the event is that the vast majority of the jewels come from local favorites. See the best of the evening below.
Billy Porter wearing Oscar Heyman floral brooches and an ensemble created from the curtains of his Broadway hit Kinky Boots at the Tony Awards.
Regina King wearing Prada with diamond jewels by Jacob & Co.
Oklahoma! star Ali Stroker wore a yellow gown and earrings by Verdura.
Lucy Liu wore 100-carat emerald earrings by Lorraine Schwartz.
Cynthia Erivo wore diamond jewels from Fred Leighton with her white gown accented with feathers.
Sophia Anne Caruso wore a necklace by Maria Canale.
Rachel Broshanan wore earrings by Selim Mouzannar.
Laurie Metcalf wore earrings by 10,000 Things with a white gown.
Jimmy Keys with playwright Dominique Morisseau who wore bold jewels with a red gown.
Marisa Tomei wore ruby cluster earrings with her printed gown.
Audra McDonald wore diamond jewelry and a dragonfly brooch on her shoulder with a white gown.
Tina Fey wore rings from Fred Leighton with her gold Thom Browne suit.
Sienna Miller wore earrings by Cartier with her black dress.
Dancer Camille A. Brown in colorful jewels and a blue gown.
Jarrod Spector with Kelli Barrett who wore pink earrings with her green gown.
Emily Ratajkowski wore diamond bracelets by Lorraine Schwartz and a pinky ring by Ofira with a Michael Kors gown.
Bee Shaffer Carrozzini and Anna Wintour both wore vintage diamond necklaces.