The 2013 Tony Awards, theater‘s biggest night of the year, were held last night in New York. There was singing, there was dancing, there were lions and Newsies and Jake Gyllenhaal (♥♥♥), and Neil Patrick Harris made out with Sandy, the dog from Annie. Oh, and there was THIS: Best Actress in a Play winner Cicely Tyson’s dress. At least, we think it’s a dress.
While we were totally touched by 79-year-old Tyson’s acceptance speech for her role in The Trip to Bountiful, we found ourselves distracted by the shiny, purple, ruffly monstrosity that appeared to be consuming her at the microphone. (I think it resembled something Ursula from The Little Mermaid would wear to the Oscars; Tyler says it reminds her of grandmother’s satin pillowcases.) We don’t know who let this happen, or why–but we’re currently accepting any and all leads on the investigation.
For more (generally less offensive) Tonys fashion from stars like Scarlett Johansson, Sienna Miller, and more, click through the gallery.
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