Who Topped The Reservations? Best Looks at Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Opening Night
Tina Fey set the tone immediately in her ultra-chic tux ensemble! Edgy and chic, it screamed “modern.” The elegant black satin and architecture of the construction reminded everyone that this funny lady is also fabulously fashionable whenever she makes an appearance at the theatre!
Cynthia Erivo was electrifying in her electric-blue floral flapper dress! The water-color poppy print, the drop waist and the repeat-rows of pleating all said Roaring 20s! And those matching peep-toe pumps? WOW!
Max Von Essen is consistently the gold-standard for theatre-crowd men who want to look stylish! It’s not just that he stays sleek and slim enough to wear great suits! It’s that he DOES wear great suits! Formal and fancy, or easy and comfortable (like last night!), Max is a guy who knows his colors and his tailoring to a “T”…. for “Terrific!” And those brown oxfords with the blue suit? Classic Fred Astaire styling! Thanks, Max!
Rachel York played it stunning and simple. A gorgeous sleeveless sapphire sheath with some subtle gathering at the waist was all held up at her lovely neck by a ring of gold. Her make-up and hair and the gold accessories and peep-toes made the whole outfit as blue and breezy as an evening in April.
Miriam Shor wowed the crowd in her so-on-trend fit ‘n’ flair lace! The dark wine and black palette was so urbane, as was the geometric netting! The lace over the cut-outs is exactly what walked the high-fashion runways this season! And that plunging neckline!! Plunging as low as it could go! The baroque and black lace collar and bib framing her bust is 2016 at its sharpest! And what I call “S & S”… Sexy & Sophisticated!
Lisa Howard is one of those curvy girls who loves fashion and is proud to wear it. Above and beyond that her hair and make-up were just wonderful, her bold, abstract, Pollack-esque printed dress was perfectly fitted and styled. This is how to be comfortable and still classy for a night out on the town! From her asymmetrical strappy sandals to the simple drop earrings and silver bag, she positively radiated joy!
Laura Benanti flamed in her brilliant fire-engine red knit cocoon! Fitted to every curve with a fascinating wrap detail, it flowed and contoured itself around her every move, sitting or standing. And leave it to Laura to know her palette! That red is a keeper, Laura!
Lia Vollack and Derek McLane brought a power-couple air to the opening in their blues! Lia was seductive as all get out in her midnight blue sheath of horizontally pleated jersey fitted to her phenomenal figure. And again, another plunging neckline that was just short of calling out the vice squad! Her black stockings and the lace-up booties gave it a downtown edge. And Derek complimented her perfectly in his handsome cobalt tux with the speckled graphite bow tie and pocket square! We love it when a couple works the details out for an appearance together!
Bernadette Peters, long recognized as a style icon in the Broadway community, did it again last night. No other actress so reliably reflects on, supports, and wears fashion the way she does! She is a muse and an inspiration to some of the really great designers, and her taste and her fearlessness work together wonderfully. Last night, she wore a black lace-trimmed silk-satin negligee-inspired dress with a marvelous stand-up collar jacket! The sleeves were softly ruffled the full-length of her arms giving the impression of a cozy cashmere wrap she’d thrown over the sexiest nightgown ever!
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the king of the bow tie, changed it up last night for his party. Handsomely understated in a micro-plaid slate suit, dark turquoise shirt, and a charcoal knit tie, he still shone brightly with those famous baby-blues and the burnished gold of his ginger hair! His well-deserved pride in playing all those different characters in a 90-minute tour-de-force lifted him out from behind the reservations desk and into the spotlight! Congratulations! ….#andScene.