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Sasha Charnin Morrison, photographed by Catherine Servel / Trunk Archive

Last evening, The American Theatre Wing’s 70th Annual Tony Awards were held at the Beacon Theater in New York City, celebrating and honoring the best of the best in theater. It was also a very moving, touching, and somber night, commemorating the lives senselessly lost in Orlando. Silver ribbons designed by American Theatre Wing Chairman William Ivey Long were worn by all in solidarity to the victims and everyone mourning the tragedy.

The show did go on, though, which meant non-auto-tuned, non-pre-recorded, fabulously live-performing actors and actresses were celebrated for their work. Host James Corden was pitch perfect, and what was refreshing was that the theater honored the young, middle-aged, and old.

The return of Barbra Streisand after a forty-six year absence was like a gift from God. She was decked out in an appropriate Hamilton-style ruffled look as she honored the musical with its 11th award of the night, Best Musical. And for those who have been living under a rock, Hamilton was the biggest hit on Broadway this year. The show has already won a Grammy and a Pulitzer Prize for its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Once again, Anna Wintour and her Vogue team, assisted in styling a multitude of looks, bypassing the usual satin draping and curtain rod shoulders—we had plenty of embellishment, bright color, and pastels. It also meant that many models and designers were invited once again, which added a lot of oomph and extra glamour. There were a few striped, sequined, and ruffled ‘question marks’ on the red carpet, but we’re here to highlight the champions.

Here, a look at our top grand entrances on the red carpet:

Saoirse Ronan

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Beautiful. Quiet. I absolutely loved this elegant, simple, and lovely look on the actress, who is currently starring in The Crucible. She wore a very pale pink Stella McCartney gown with Jennifer Fisher gold chain diamond cone earrings. Always stunning.

Jane Krakowski

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Jane worked this dress both in the front and the back. BAM! She was extremely sassy and sexy by taking the plunge in a red lace, shimmery nude fabric dress. Fred Leighton jewelry and an elegant bob polished off the look.

Joan Smalls

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If I could be a gown, this would be it. The supermodel, statuesque and shiny, wore this ultra-edgy and elegant Altuzarra gown and attended on the arm of the designer himself. The burgundy silk embroidered handkerchief hem is my favorite look from Altuzarra’s Fall 2016 season. She also added diamond slice earrings and rings from Monique Pean.

Patina Miller

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This past Tony winner wore a J. Mendel dress that actually left me breathless. I was in need of a ventilator. The fiery red, multi tiers, and black leather collared harness made this one of the most dramatic looks of the evening. She had no problem walking in 6-inch heels, and the star shone brightly in jewels from Kismet by Milka.

Jourdan Dunn

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Princess! Playing “dream date” to the designer of this gown, Zac Posen, she was a true vision. I wish people would dress for the theatre like this. The hi/low was in full effect here, with a sweeping skirt in a delicious pink satin. I found myself loving this look. Effortless styling with sparkly jewels and strappy shoes—complete perfection.

And now for the guys:

Lin-Manuel Miranda

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A huge winner last night for his show Hamilton, Miranda dressed perfectly for the occasion in a black, single-breasted, shawl collar tuxedo. His hair was pulled back in a sleek ponytail and he wore two pins: a rainbow pin and the ribbon pin for the tragedy in Orlando.

Jake Gyllenhaal

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A presenter at the awards, Gyllenhaal wore Salvatore Ferragamo. The actor didn’t disappoint in this classic double-breasted, black wool tuxedo, white dress shirt, and black bow tie. Soft-spoken and elegant.

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