.” I’ve noticed that she wears her sunglasses during the show, which is good way to prevent people from seeing you nod off during the boring bits.This week she moderated a panel discussion with the cast of “Skylight” for out-of-town Tony voters.
A few nominees who haven’t received the call yet have made discreet inquiries about their status.
If Wintour is not interested, they’re told, “We are only able to focus on a few nominees.” “Not everyone has access to Anna’s closet,” says a theater source.
) After that broadside, costume designer William Ivey Long, who is also chairman of the American Theater Wing, asked Wintour to join the Tony team as a fashion consultant. All the nominees are on edge, eagerly awaiting a summons to Wintour’s offices at Vogue for a fashion consultation.
The lucky ones so far include child actors Emily Skeggs and Sydney Lucas, both of “Fun Home,” and Leanne Cope, the lovely ballerina who stars in “An American in Paris.” Steven Boyer, the star of the dirty puppet show “Hand to God,” has also been Wintour-selected.
Tony nominees Leanne Cope of “An American in Paris” (from left), Steven Boyer of “Hand to God” and Emily Skeggs of “Fun Home” have already received a summons to Wintour’s offices for a fashion consultation.
Vogue will pick up the tab for their gowns and all their accessories, Tony sources tell me.
When it comes to the Tony Awards fashion police, Anna Wintour is the precinct captain. Wintour attended the 2014 Tonys and was appalled by what she saw on the red carpet.
“Let me tell you it was a disaster,” she sniffed to fashion critic Suzy Menkes at an event last year in London.
There, the fashion spreads and photo shoots she had been putting together for years finally began attracting attention.
The eldest daughter of Charles Wintour, editor of the London Evening Standard (1959–76), her father consulted her on how to make the newspaper relevant to the youth of the era.
Nominees not getting a clothing allowance from Vogue are starting to worry about how much the Tonys are going to cost them. After all, I am to Broadway what Wintour is to the fashion world — the glamorous, respected and feared arbiter of all I survey. Crew seersucker tuxedo, but that may be a little down market for the red carpet. My fashion idol is Roger Moore, though I’m willing to forgo the bell-bottom tuxedo pants he wore in 1977’s “The Spy Who Loved Me.” I’m a fit and trim 31 in the waist.