When Cicely Tyson took to the stage Sunday to accept her Tony Award for lead actress in a play for her role in "The Trip to Bountiful," both men who were watching with me reacted — to her dress. The ultra-structured, purple-satin creation "looks like if you touched her, it would cut you," said one. "That's just weird," said the other. They aren't fashion critics, obviously. I think the word for the gown is "formidable," as in inspiring awe and wonder. Just like the actress. So far, I've seen nothing to indicate which designer was responsible. Er, deserves credit for the look. For full coverage of the Tonys, check out our Envelope blog.
Joan Rivers turned 80 on Saturday and E! Entertainment plans to fete her all this week. Every night through Thursday, the network will air a half-hour special edition of Rivers' show "Fashion Police" at 10:30 p.m., followed by a black-tie gala birthday celebration on the show at 10 p.m. Friday. [NYT]
Princess Madeleine of Sweden wore a Valentino haute couture wedding gown when she married New York banker Christopher O'Neill on Saturday that rivaled the Alexander McQueen gown Kate Middleton wore when she married Britain's Prince William. The Swedish princess' gown was ivory Chantilly lace with a 13-foot-long train and a nearly 20-foot-long veil. [WWD] [People]
Around 900 guests turned out Saturday for the Grand Centennial Celebration gala in honor of the 100th birthday of Los Angeles' Natural History Museum. [Society News L.A.]