Rachel Antonoff Shows Off
When designer Rachel Antonoff ticks off the list of inspirations for her Spring collection—Judy Garland, Fanny Brice, Pippin—it’s pretty clear she’s got a theater background. Don’t be fooled, however: This girl’s no drama geek. The collection—a sweet mix of forties-inspired frocks, tap shorts, and tops was shown tableau style at the Henry Street Settlement Playhouse. The concept was a dress rehearsal for an imaginary production titled Magic to Do, and she called on some theatrical pals to help bring to life her themes. On hand to model was BFF Alia Shawkat, better known as Maeby from Arrested Development, as well as New York City Ballet dancers. Tulle ballerina dresses and floral-print playsuits were accessorized with Albertus Swanepoel’s pastel headpieces and custom Liberty-print toe shoes. Antonoff hung up her own shoes years ago, but she still takes ballet class with Sarah Sophie Flicker.