Tony Awards Red Carpet Brings Out Fashion’s Top Models

Francisco Costa with Kendal Jenner, Joan Smalls and Constance Jablonski, Dao-Yi Chow, Grace Mahary, and Maxwell Osborne. Images courtesy of @costafrancisco, @joansmalls @publicschoolnyc

Fashion world suddenly embraces the Tony Awards red carpet — here’s why that’s a good thing.

With so many Vogue cover girls on the Tony Awards red carpet, is it any surprise that the models featured in the fashion mag hit the awards show photo line too?

Fashion is New York’s industry — so is Broadway. Just because it’s unusual to see the two worlds merge doesn’t mean we couldn’t get used to witnessing some incredible runway fashion — courtesy of the industry’s top models — on a theatrically inclined red carpet. It’s the intertwining of some of New York’s best — so of course it makes sense. Seeing our city’s reasons for boasting in this joint party is cause for an extra jolt of New York pride.

Last night saw a bevy of favorite faces — Gigi Hadid showed up with Prabal Gurung wearing the designer and a handful of Chopard jewels, the Public School boys brought Grace Mahary on their arms, Calvin Klein creative director Francisco Costa‘s date was the lovely Kendall JennerJoan Smalls was there, Constance Jablonski wore Wes Gordon… Anna Wintour and daughter Bee Shaffer were in attendance as well.

Here’s to much more merry intermingling.

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Bella Hadid wearing Prabal Gurung and Chopard. Image courtesy of @bellahadid

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Grace Mahary, Dao-Yi Chow, Prabal Gurung, Bella Hadid, Hillary Rhoda, Joan Smalls and Maxwell Osborne. Image courtesy of @prabalgurung

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Bella Hadid and Prabal Gurung. Image courtesy of @prabalgurung

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Constance Jablonski. Image courtesy of Constance Jablonski

Happy Birthday Naomi Campbell! The Supermodel’s Fiercest Red Carpet Looks

Happy Birthday Naomi Campbell! The supermodel photographed by David X Prutting at the Met Gala for BFAnyc.com

We can’t get enough of Naomi Campbell (and neither can Naomi) — and since we all have our favorite Naomi Campbell moments (whether it’s seeing the supermodel dressed up in gold as the World Cup trophy, sauntering down a runway, starring in a major ad campaign, or posing on the red carpet,) we thought we’d take a stroll down the red carpet. To celebrate the super on her 45th birthday, we’re taking a look back at her fiercest red carpet moments, from the Met Gala to the CFDA Awards with celeb friends like Bruno Mars, Tyson Beckford, and Brooke Candy in tow. Happy Birthday Naomi!

Bruno Mars showing due respect to Naomi Campbell at the 2011 Met Gala’s Unofficial After Party at the Top of the Standard
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Photo: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

Naomi in the receiving line at the 2015 Met Gala for China: Through the Looking Glass
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Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

Naomi with Brooke Candy at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles
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Photo: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

Naomi Campbell with Tyson Beckford at the 2014 CFDA Awards
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Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

At the 2014 Met Gala celebrating Charles James: Beyond Fashion
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Photo: Julian Mackler/BFAnyc.com

12 Oscars Fashion Moments We Won’t Soon Forget

Awards Season has (finally) come to a close. Let’s discuss the fashion choices we’ve all been waiting to see.

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore came to win. There is literally no other reason to show up on the carpet all “Karl Lagerfeld made this for me,” unless you intend to win. When you wear a strapless, custom Chanel couture gown, you’re ready for your moment. Extra points for her shoutout to her fellow nominees. It seems like a really chill, sisterly time to be a woman in Hollywood.

Patricia Arquette

Nope–I don’t love her dress. But her speech will be (deservedly) remembered, which means that her Rosetta Getty gown will be too.

Dakota Johnson

Consider me a convert. I was skeptical about Dakota Johnson (for no legitimate reason) but after seeing 50 Shades (yes, you read that right) she has earned a loyal fan in me. First off, I’ve been contemplating the bangs I worked so hard to grow out since seeing the movie, and she makes them look so good–and grown up, too–whenever she hits the red carpet. Enough about her hair–Dakota rocked the jewelry on dress trend in bright red Saint Laurent. Red on the red carpet doesn’t always work, but in this case, it not only works, but is the second occurrence of the tricky color on the list.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie is a doll, right? She might actually be the definition of too pretty. I love the sleek bob–it adds a bit of edge to the more billowy silhouette of her Saint Laurent gown. And while I often forget to pay attention to the jewels, who could miss than 1.5 MILLION DOLLAR Van Cleef & Arpels necklace.

Meryl Streep

Because she is the queen, and even though I’m not crazy about the big belt buckle, Meryl looks how I want to look when I’m 65–classic, classy, and all-around boss.

J.Lo

She knows what works–sparkle, no-holds-barred glam, that incredible cleavage (if you’ve got it…), and a sexy neutral color palette. This Elie Saab is no exception to any of those rules.

Lupita Nyong’o

6,000 pearls on this Calvin Klein collection number. It’s the kind of gown that to be honest, I didn’t think translated so well to my (extra) small screen but I am gonna just go with my faith that it was pettable-pearly-perfection-in-person. (How’s that for alliteration!?)

Lady Gaga

I have a somewhat inexplicable soft spot in my heart for Lady Gaga these days. So much so that I find myself experiencing weird levels of genuine happiness for her on her recent engagement (although I have only the strongest dislike for her heart shaped rock). Which brings us to the dishwashing gloves. Hard no on those. But personally, I loved the sculptural Alaia. Also, thank you Gaga for the opportunity to make Clueless references, something for which there is never a bad time.

Leslie Mann

Pretty sure Leslie Mann wasn’t even at the Oscars, but rather chillin with Judd at the equally glam Vanity Fair party. And maybe her white blazer wouldn’t have worked on the actual red carpet. In which case, let’s consider it a gift that she wasn’t there.

Marion Cotillard

I know this dress will be ripped to shred by the *mainstream media* but whatever–that just goes to show their lack of understanding for true FASHUN, which is what this is. Polka dots, when done right (i.e. here, and by Dior), are super sophisticated. The back of this dress is everything I love in a garment: casual insouciance, sex appeal–no body-con necessary. My personal favorite of the whole evening.

Eddie Redmayne

Cheers to the most charming man alive and his most charming acceptance speech. That’s all.

Rosamund Pike

On a more classical level, Pike’s floral Givenchy gown, with its high leg slit was the best gown of the evening. I’m keeping it locked in second, behind Cotillard’s as I found the Dior to be the more interesting of the two. But this red gown was enough to abandon any hesitation one might have about matching the carpet. Pike’s dress looked like it was literally painted on her, that’s how perfect the fit was.

 

8 Hottest, Chicest, Cutest, Absolute Best Dressed from the 2015 SAG Awards

All photos: John Salangsang/BFAnyc.com

From Jennifer Aniston’s shockingly hot look to Julia Roberts’ almost-perfect menswear look, to Stone’s utter perfection… read on for a glimpse of the best of the best from the SAG Awards.

The Surprise: Gwendoline Christie
You know, given her fashion connects, I’ve always hoped she’d look better than she does on the red carpet… and as kitch as this Gilles Couture look is, I actually like it on her?! So Marilyn! Which I think is so overplayed… but it’s working for Gwendoline. TBH though, I didn’t recognize her at first.
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The Smartest: Rosamund Pike
Dior Couture. So cute, so chic. So comfortable looking.
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The Sexy One: Jennifer Aniston
Daa-ha-aaang, Jen! You know, on someone else I maybe wouldn’t be as impressed as I am, but given her penchant for black, brown, dull, this patterned, plunging dress she’s wearing is really doing something great for her. And that chain. Hot hot hot. Also: It’s vintage Galliano. So relevant again. This makes me wonder if Anna Wintour had a hand in getting Aniston clothed for the awards. Project?
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The Almost: Julia Roberts
Menswear done sexy and nonchalant is menswear done right. I so love the suiting (Givenchy) that Julia Roberts wore… but the shoes are ruining it. How much better would a pair of brogues have done? Ugh open toe with a suit. Bleh. But the rest is A+.
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(Ahh, this is better:)

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The Dreamboat: Eddie Redmayne
In dashing, double-breasted Prada. Unf.
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Ultimate Perfection: Emma Stone
Emma Stone is my favorite f*cking celeb ever. She’s so cute, so pretty, so stylish, so chic, so fun. I am obsessed with how she looks and what comes across as the most charming personality. She’s been hitting the nail on the head repeatedly for years, but this look, all at once chic, sexy, sassy, cool (ear jacket, hello) and weirdly unfussy for sporting a train… She is wearing Dior Couture. And also her lipstick and eyelashes are bomb. Seriously amazing beauty look. Ugh I want to wear this to my future wedding. Is that weird? I am in love. She wins.
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Good Enough: Gretchen Mol
Just so elegant in her Dennis Basso gown.
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Cutest: Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons
And finally… this moment just deserves some recognition. Aww.
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