In this week’s “Weekend Review: Fashion Edition,” Jacqueline Klecak discusses celebrity fashion at some of New York’s hottest events.
The adored California Chrome may not have won the Triple Crown on Saturday at the 146th Belmont Stakes, but the fans won as their fashion statements not only focused on the Derby-ready but also the odd and original. Spectators chose ensembles from classic, sophisticated attire including brightly colored dresses and floppy organza sunhats, to those who decided to be more creative and wear — yes, really — homemade horse hats. Both looks were impressive — the horse hats were even slightly majestic — however HudsonMOD preferred the traditional, elegant looks that took over Belmont Park that day. Tips for next year: A black and white dress with a pop-of-color is the perfect way to look luxurious in the sun during this heart-racing event.
Award shows, of course, celebrate the hard work of talented performers. Though the main awards — Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Musical — garner the most excitement each year, we ultimately watch these televised events for the pre-show Red Carpet spot. Let’s face it, even the slightest sneak peek into our celebrity dream closet can take us away from adventure and have our eyes glued to the screen for a full three hours. The 68th Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall wasn’t any different as it showcased Broadway’s biggest stars in their best dresses.
Among our favorites was Tony nominee, Anika Noni Rose. Her flowing, animal print dress and braided, black belt, with a side-slit (plus leg pop a la Angeline Jolie’s famous pose in the 2012 Oscars) oozed confidence, a similar power she brings to the stage.
Six-time Tony Award winner, Audra McDonald’s ensemble — a bright orange, floral dress — seemed to almost foreshadow the night’s turnout. The significance of the dress reflected the glow on her face when she became the first person to win Tony Awards in four different categories.
We don’t blame Neil Patrick Harris for giving Orlando Bloom a lap dance during his cross-dressing performance from Tony nominated musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Though Bloom only presented an award on Sunday evening, he looked quite dapper in his tux, and those dangerously wide lapels were a performance on their own.
Idina Menzel, a Tony Award veteran, coming off the success of the animated film Frozen and returning back Broadway to star in 2014’s If/Then, was nominated for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. She revealed her stunning, hourglass figure in this gorgeous maroon, off-the-shoulder gown. But what we didn’t expect? A sexy, almost hypnotizing sophistication — just look at those eyes.
The latest for female, songstress chart-toppers (Lorde, Beyonce) is professing the idea of living a “queendom” lifestyle — the mixing of both a life of luxe with the passion of rock, pop and R&B.
Though the ladies mentioned above didn’t attend the fourth annual Governor’s Ball, which took over Randall’s Island this weekend, this event was no exception, as renowned models, actresses and even Grammy-winning icons brought that same attitude to the three-day explosion in New York. In a setting of what would appear to be millennial wish-wash, the elite brought it with relaxed, yet chic, ensembles.
The outfits were as diverse as the singers performing but all seemed to have a relaxed, hippy vibe about them. CW darlings AnnaSophia Robb and Nina Dobrev snuck away from the sets to show off their styles: Dobrev rocked a Daisy Duke look with her ultra-short jean shorts and small-heeled boots, while Robb’s bare mid-drift didn’t take away from her psychedelic tights. International models Dimphy Janse and Mirte Maas smiled in long, hip hugging skirts paired with either gladiator sandals or sneakers. Lastly, Madonna’s surprisingly covered up, dare we say, winter look was saved with her blue fedora and magenta scarf. But, let’s face it, it’s Madonna. She can wear whatever she wants.