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Three’s a Trend: Tavi Gevinson, Anna Wintour, and Opening Ceremony All Make a Play for the Theater

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10356422_453478591456179_8704378194508384963_n.jpg  ANNA WINTOUR MUSICALTavi Gevinson swapped blogging for Broadway. Anna Wintour is in a new musical. (Well, to be exact, a Wintour impersonator is onstage singing about Kim K. and flats. The Vogue editor in chief, on the other hand, is sticking to her day job.) And now Opening Ceremony’s Carol Lim and Humberto Leon are staging a play of their own.

If three’s a trend, then the theater is having a very stylish moment. We can only wonder who will be next to turn to thespian pursuits. Until then, we have the breakdown on the three fashionable fall shows, where to get tickets, and what you need to know about each of them.

Anna Wintour

Title: Ryan Raftery Is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion

The CliffsNotes rundown: The musical about Anna Wintour, by Ryan Raftery, is centered around Vogue‘s Kim Kardashian and Kanye West cover. For the first time in her career, Wintour’s decision-making skills are questioned after the issue’s release. Of course, Raftery (who plays Wintour) took a lot of creative license with this one, basing most of the character around YouTube videos and The September Issue. This show is not sanctioned by Wintour.

Noteworthy: There is a rewrite of “Let It Go,” and Kim Kardashian is the main subject. “Let It Be” is now reportedly “Let Her Die,” nymag.com reports. There’s also a rewrite of the Chicago song “Class,” which is now called “Flats,” where Wintour and André Leon Talley are in fits about the world’s turn toward more casual dressing.

Where: Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, New York City.

When: It already showed once in July (Wintour did not attend, but her daughter, Bee Shaffer, did), and there will be another showing on Friday, September 5 at 11:30 p.m. (right after the Suno NYFW runway show) and Friday, September 12 at midnight.

Tickets: $20; click here

Tavi Gevinson

Title: This Is Our Youth

The CliffsNotes rundown: Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the Kenneth Lonergan comedy, starring blogger extraordinaire-turned-actress Tavi Gevinson, Kieran Culkin, and Michael Cera, “follows three wayward young people as they navigate 1982 New York, re-creating their broken homes in both their dysfunctional friendships and their bungled attempts at love.” In case you missed the memo, the Rookie online mag founder started acting and singing long before she started talking Comme and Kawakubo.

Noteworthy: Before coming to Broadway this fall, the play had a successful run in Chicago. Also, for those unfamiliar with Lonergan’s 1996 classic, it’s not the first time big-name actors like Cera have stepped into these roles. Back in the early 2000s, the play had a run at London’s Garrick Theatre, featuring Anna Paquin, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Hayden Christensen.

Where: Cort Theatre, 138 West 48th Street, New York City.

When: The show officially opens September 11, and tickets are on sale through January 4, 2015.

Tickets: $35 to $135; tickets are available online or by phone at (212) 239-6200.

Opening Ceremony

Title: (The project has not been officially titled yet)

The CliffsNotes rundown: Director Spike Jonze and actor Jonah Hill are cowriting the one-act play, starring actresses and models, for Opening Ceremony’s September New York fashion week show. According to WWD, the story line is “still being finalized,” but Hill will not be acting in it.

Noteworthy: As we reported earlier today, the play will be in lieu of the fashion brand’s normal runway show format. Jonze has previously done capsule collections coinciding with his movies for OC, including one for Where the Wild Things Are and another for Her.

Where: New York City, exact location TBD.

When: The one-time event will take place September 7.

Tickets: Not open to the public. Editors and maybe a few theater critics will be the only people lucky enough to catch this show live. Stay tuned for the YouTube replay.

Break a Leg, Opening Ceremony

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OPENING CEREMONY 10 YR PartyDon’t expect a fashion show from Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim this September. Instead, prepare yourselves for a one-act play, which, directed by friend-of-the-brand Spike Jonze and written by Jonah Hill (no, he’s not going to act—womp womp), will serve as the brand’s Spring ’15 presentation. “Spike and I were chatting about what it would be like if he were to ever work on a show with us, and the idea of a scripted play came up,” Leon, who last season presented the Fall ’14 collection with the help of a giant chocolate waterfall, told Style.com. “We dreamed up all these ideas of a theatrical performance for a fashion show, and now that inspiration is coming to life.” At the end of the day, the best fashion shows are just as (if not more) entertaining, moving, shocking, etc. as a theater production, so it sounds like the OC crew might be on to something. Though I’m definitely curious if fashion and theater critics will be receiving front-row invites.

Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

Jonah Hill: Fashion Star In The Making? And More Of Today’s Top Stories

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Who knew Jonah Hill was so fashion-savvy? The Superbad star spoke out in Fino Man, Filipa Fino’s new online men’s magazine, stating that his style icon is Steve McQueen. Hill also divulged that Freemans Sporting Club and Rag & Bone are his go-to labels and that he bought a Rolex Daytona watch in honor of Paul Newman. We’re impressed. [Page Six]

In other male fashion news, British actor-turned-Prada-model Gary Oldman tells Harper’s Bazaar U.K. all about his runway gig last January during Milan men’s fashion week. “It was a gas, mainly because of Mrs. Prada and her team, who are meticulous and treated me royally,” he said. [Telegraph]

Right on the heels of Rodarte and Valentino, Walter Van Beirendonck is the next designer to dabble in the realm of ballet costumes. The designer has just signed his first collaboration project with the National Opéra of Paris ballet to create costumes specifically for principal dancer Marie-Agnes Gillot. [WWD]

Kate Moss was the topic of conversation at Jade Jagger’s wedding this weekend when she turned up in a black and nude dress from Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2012 collection. Moss decided forgo doing her hair and wearing a bra for the occasion. Talk about model behavior. [Styleite]

 

 

Photo: Joe Klamar / Getty Images

What Are All Of These People Looking At?

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A large crowd gathered at Diesel on 54th Street yesterday. Why? Continue Reading “What Are All Of These People Looking At?” »

Monster’s Ball Gowns, Blue Steel Returns, And More…

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Exactly as you’d expect, the dress code for the Monster’s Ball—also known as Lady Gaga’s new tour—is anything but black tie. Giorgio Armani and Miuccia Prada are two of the names who’ve created onstage gowns for La Gaga in her usually understated style. Prada’s, which has already been seen onstage in Ireland, is made of ciré, a plasticized jersey; Armani’s looks include a round-shouldered, sequined bodysuit with matching sunglasses (pictured). Of course. [FWD]

Two words: Zoolander 2. (Well, a word and a numeral, technically.) Ben Stiller to star, Jonah Hill to co-star, Justin Theroux to write/direct. Now we’re wondering: Were all those Fall 2010 shows Theroux hit in New York for research? [Racked]

Kim Kardashian defends her line with Bebe against accusations that she copied Fendi looks, saying, “The clothes you see in the chain stores at your mall are all inspired by designer, runway fashion!!! What stores like Bebe do is take runway fashion and use it as inspiration to create pieces that are wearable and accessible for everyone.” So, in other words, yeah, she copied all those Fendi looks. [StyleList]

In sad news, Alexander McQueen is laid to rest in London today at a private ceremony. [WWD]

And the wardrobe of his friend Daphne Guinness, is headed to FIT for an exhibition in 2011. If her current preoccupations hold, it should be 80 percent veils by then. [WWD]

Get ready to take a lunch break. Prada live-streams from Milan at 1 p.m. EST. [Prada]

Photo: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani