cicely tyson (tony awards dress)

Legendary actress Cicely Tyson takes home 2013 Tony Award resplendent in a custom b michael America Couture gown

*As we reported, legendary actress Cicely Tyson‘s triumphant return to Broadway after nearly three decades was marked by a 2013 Tony Award win for Best Actress in the hit revival play, “A Trip to Bountiful.”

Ms. Tyson was resplendent in a vibrant indigo-colored, hand-draped silk couture gown by her long-time friend, celebrated American fashion designer to the stars, B. Michael.  B. Michael’s eponymous b michael AMERICA label is among the most sought after by the world’s most stylish women, including Beyoncé, Halle Berry and Vanessa Williams. 

Dress Description:  Trumpet- Silhouette Gown, fronted with hand draped ruffle seams.  Fabricated in Indigo-Blue, Silk Mikado.  From the b michael AMERICA Couture Pre-Spring 2014 Collection.

Jewelry:  Emerald with Purple Sapphire Pendant framed with White-Diamonds.  Created by  AU Jewelry for b michael AMERICA Couture.

Fashion innovator, pacesetter and legend B. Michael began his career as a milliner, ultimately designing hats for the iconic TV series Dynasty.  He honed his skills as a fashion designer and couturier while working in the ateliers of leading designers including Oscar de la Renta.

Mr. Michael launched his own label in 1999 and is now at the helm of a multi-faceted made in America brand that includes ready-to-wear, accessories and the treasured Couture collection.

b michael original sketch

Celebrated American fashion designer B Michael’s original sketch for the Couture gown he created for actress Cicely Tyson on the occasion of the 2013 Tony Awards