Getting Ready for the Tonys With Playwright and Actress Danai Gurira

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Fresh off filming season seven of The Walking Dead in Atlanta, playwright and actress Danai Gurira arrived in New York just 24 hours before the Tony Awards. On the afternoon of theater’s biggest event, the Best Play nominee for Eclipsedprepped with her trustworthy red carpet team—stylist Thomas Carter Phillips, makeup artist Kim Bower, and hairstylist Vernon François—in midtown Manhattan. Here, she recounts how her showstopping beauty look came together, from adding the perfect amount of sparkle by way of a Fred Leighton embellished headpiece to choosing the right shade of fuchsia lipstick to complement her canary-yellow Rosie Assoulin gown.