Tony Awards 2016: Danielle Brooks in Derek Lam

Posted on June 13, 2016

Danielle Brooks attends the 2016 Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre in New York City.

 

Hmm.

We don’t know what it is about Tony Awards red carpetry, but for some reason it seems to require more consideration than your average entertainment industry awards show style choices. Take Miss Danielle, for instance:

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To be blunt, we think this looks like an over-fussy, wrinkled mess on her. At first glance, anyway. Not that the followup glances changed our minds, but after a couple of minutes of assessment, we had to admit that the navy blue looks fantastic on her and the dramatic sweep of the dress is a real friend to her. Had she worn a far simpler navy blue gown in a more forgiving (in a wrinkling sense) fabric, this could’ve been fabulous. But we don’t see any damn way a lady with a cup size any higher than a B could make that fussy and unsupportive bust work for her. There’s just way too much fabric up and around her chest and shoulders. It’s not a great way to set off either her chest or her face. It’s a huge distraction from both.

And we might as well nitpick this thing all the way to the end and say we wish she’d worn a contrasting nail color. The jewelry’s nice, though.
Style Credits:
Derek Lam Navy Blue Dress
DeBeers Jewelry
Gabriel & Co. Jewelry
Oscar Heyman Jewelry
Jerome C. Rousseau Sandals

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