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Leave it to Anna Wintour to make over an entire awards show's red carpet. (No, really!)
At the 2015 Tony Awards, Broadway's biggest stars stepped out in gowns that were, well, decidedly chicer than what we've seen from this carpet in years past: From Chanel and Ralph Lauren, to Prabal Gurung and Valentino—not to mention a crop of fresh, up-and-coming designers—this year's attendees came decked in their designer bests.
And the results were stunning: We fawned over Vanessa Hudgens' voluminous Naeem Khan halter gown, and were equally delighted by Kendall Jenner's peachy Calvin Klein Collection mini featuring layers and layers of iridescent sequins.
But last night's fun, youthful red carpet wasn't just some magic transformation: It was a very deliberate attempt to glam up the Tonys, thanks to costume designer and head of the American Theater Wing William Ivey Long, Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, Broadway power player Jordan Roth and fashion PR powerhouse KCD. The plan? Bring A-list looks to some of the most talented entertainers on the Great White Way. (Oh, and bring a few A-list models to the carpet as well!)