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This Is What Arianne Phillips Is Wearing to the Tonys

The famed stylist to Madonna has scored her first Tony nomination — and she's got the perfect fashion designer dressing her Sunday night.
FROM LEFT: Arianne Phillips, Fausto Puglisi and B. Akerlund
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Arianne Phillips — Oscar-nominated costume designer (Walk the Line and W.E.) and stylist to Madonna and formerly Lenny Kravitz — is headed to Sunday's Tony Awards in New York, where she's nominated for her work in the Broadway revival of the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Neil Patrick Harris.

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Now, what does a famous costume designer and stylist wear to a major awards show? In Phillips' case, it's something close to her heart — a three-quarter-length or "tea length" gown by Ungaro's Fausto Puglisi, who designed it specifically for her. And here's synchronicity for you: She is styling Ungaro's resort/cruise presentation in New York on June 9, and currently helping Puglisi conceptualize his spring 2015 collection as well. So it makes sense that he'd whip her up a cool Tonys look.

Given Puglisi's arch stylized aesthetic, she will no doubt be the most fashion-forward woman at the Tonys. (And we expect Madonna will be watching!) Last month, Phillips and L.A. stylist B. Akerlund both hosted a party for Ungaro and Puglisi at Chateau Marmont, which was attended by Heidi Klum, Gwen Stefani and stylist Elizabeth Stewart, among others — with Phillips and Akerlund both decked out in Ungaro designs.

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