Anna Wintour Called This Red Carpet a "Disaster"—See How She Intervened

Gina Marinelli

Anna Wintour has never struck us as someone who minces words or doesn’t communicate an opinion clearly—we love that about her. And when the Vogue editor in chief called the Tony Awards’ red carpet a “disaster” back in 2014 during a talk at Central Saint Martins, you better believe 2015 saw a huge change.

As a long time patron and supporter of theatre, Wintour got her hands on the event (so to speak) quickly following her disapproval. As The Cut reported at the time, Wintour joined with costume designer William Ivey Long to, well, zhuzh, the major red carpet event. In fact, she even helped stock it full of It models and some of the most elite fashion designers in the world (see: Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls, and Prabal Gurung).

“It’s no secret that William Ivey Long conspired with Anna,” Hamish Bowles said according to The Cut. “He felt that there was such an incredible historic relationship between fashion and the theatre, and the Tonys seem to have been sending some muddled fashion messages.”

What’s the biggest difference you can tell (besides that rosebud backdrop)? Give it a think, and then catch the rest of our Tony Awards red carpet coverage next week.

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