Noted fashion designer b michael, founder of B. Michael A M E R I C A, which includes a Couture line and the AMERICA RED ready-to-wear collection, has done it again. He’s created a show-stopping Couture gown worthy of applause. And this is exactly what the wearer of the dress, legendary actress Cicely Tyson, received when she graced the stage last month to receive her 2013 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role in “The Trip to Bountiful.”
“My inspiration was to create an Haute Couture Dress that would somehow reflect Ms. Tyson’s moment. It’s about theater… and fantasy,” b michael told TNJ.com. “I also felt that the dress needed to be on the scale of the evening’s expectation. The color indigo is a rich navy drenched with purple and reflects the royalty of its wearer,” he adds.
The celebrated American designer to the stars, who also styled the March/April 2013 cover of The Network Journal magazine and has an A-list clientele that includes philanthropist Kathryn Chenault, long-time friend Cicely Tyson and media personality Star Jones, among others, describes the dress as a “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.