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Elton John, Nicole Scherzinger, Tom Hiddleston: The best dressed stars at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Zawe Ashton, Tom Hiddleston and Nicole Scherzinger (Dave Benett)
Zawe Ashton, Tom Hiddleston and Nicole Scherzinger (Dave Benett)

A red carpet flurry lit up Mayfair’s Brook Street on Sunday evening, as the West End's great and good descended on Claridge's for the Evening Standard’s Theatre Awards 2023.

The hotel’s revolving ballroom door started spinning at 6pm, and an A-list crowd which counted Nicole Scherzinger, Elton John, Taylor Russell, Tom Hiddleston and Ruth Wilson made their way to the awards ceremony.

Boy George, who was thrilled to be seated at a three-course-dinner far from the Jungle he found himself in this time last year, was unmissable in his oversized purple bowler hat, and David Tennant was a strong contender for best dressed man in a dazzling Mithridate embellished blazer and velvet trousers.

Zawe Ashton sparkled as she danced until the lights came up in a sequin caped Erdem gown, while Hayley Atwell said she wanted to bring cape energy with her floor length sleeved black gown by Roland Mouret. It was a sea of sparkle, champagne and celebration.

Here were the best dressed on the night:

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(Dave Benett)

Tom Hiddleston in Ralph Lauren and Zawe Ashton in Erdem

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(Dave Benett)

Evgeny Lebedev in Dolce & Gabbana and Nicole Scherzinger in The Atelier

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(Dave Benett)

David Tennant in Mithridate

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(Dave Benett)

Sir Elton John in Gucci, Boy George and Jake Shears in J Lindeberg

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(Dave Benett)

Jenna Coleman in Mithridate

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(Dave Benett)

Taylor Russell in Loewe

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(Dave Benett)

Sir Ian McKellen in Dolce & Gabbana and Nicole Scherzinger in The Atelier

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(Dave Benett)

Hayley Atwell in Roland Mouret

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(Dave Benett)

Sheila Atim in Emilia Wickstead

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(Dave Benett)

Asa Butterfield in Mithridate

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(Dave Benett)

Rosa Robson and Paapa Essiedu in Prada

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(Dave Benett)

Ruth Wilson in Armani Privé vintage

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(Dave Benett)

Omari Douglas in Dior

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(Dave Benett)

Billy Porter in Rick Owens and Arun Blair-Mangat

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(Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Layton Williams and Susie Wokoma

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(Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Marisha Wallace in Rick Owens

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(Dave Benett)

Tuppence Middleton in Zimmermann and Bulgari jewellery

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(Dave Benett)

Paloma Faith in Shushu/Tong and Fifi Chachnil

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(Dave Benett)

Vangelis Polydorou and Boy George

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(Dave Benett)

Rebecca Lucy Taylor aka Self Esteem in Stella McCartney

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(Dave Benett)

Alison Balsom and Sir Sam Mendes in Spencer Hart

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(Dave Benett)

Ben Cobb in Tiger of Sweden

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(Dave Benett)

Daniel Mays in Leonard Jay and Celinde Schoenmaker in Suzannah London

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(Dave Benett)

Sheila Atim and Erdem Moralıoğlu