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Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, More Best-Dressed Stars at the Tony Awards 2016

Big style in the Big Apple! Broadway’s brightest stars, including Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and more, celebrated theater’s top musicals, plays and actors at the 70th annual Tony Awards in New York City on Sunday, June 12. See Us Weekly‘s picks for the best-dressed stars in today’s Red Carpet Daily, presented by AT&T.

Related: PHOTOS: Tony Awards 2016 Red Carpet Fashion: What the Stars Wore

Though it was her first-ever Tony Awards, Lupita Nyong’o slayed like an old pro! The Eclipsed star, 33, who was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, wore a bespoke, hand-embroidered gown by Boss. The off-the-shoulder creation designed by Jason Wu was sprinkled with multicolored sequins. She also wore Hugo Boss shoes and a clutch, and shimmered in jewelry by Tiffany & Co. Her summery makeup by Nick Barose was equally colorful: navy eyes and coral lips inspired by the ’80s. 

Related: PHOTOS: Lupita Nyong'o's Best Red Carpet Looks

Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong’o attends the 70th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016, in New York City.

At first glance, Nyong’o’s gown appears to be covered in a floral-print motif. But Wu revealed that he had an unexpected source of inspiration for the dress that he designed, and it didn’t involve blooms. 

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“Lupita is the perfect muse. I was looking at these Tetris colors and [wanted to] create something bright and exciting and textural,” Wu told Vogue of the layered sequins.

For more glamorous gowns, keep watching Red Carpet Daily. Danai Gurira shined bright in a sunshine-yellow Rosie Assoulin with a triangle cutout, and Hamilton’s Renée Elise Goldsberry, who took home Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, stunned in not one but two dresses.

(Wardrobe: Parker)

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