When theatre meets fashion

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony decides not to do a fashion show for New York Fashion Week SS15, instead they did a play. 

Spike Jonze, the director of one of my favorite movies Herwhich actually won an Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay and Jonan Hill, the amazing actor and also a director, did a collaboration with Opening Ceremony on their latest Spring Summer fashion play, 100% Lost Cotton. Yes it’s true. Karlie Kloss did her debut in acting, Elle Fanning was there, Crush Songs were playing in the background (remember the Moon Song from Her?) and here are some words from the marvelous Spike Jonze:

“On Sunday we made a one-act play for my friend Humberto’s company, Opening Ceremony. The idea was to do a play instead of a regular fashion show during Fashion Week, and, miraculously, we were able to do it at the New York Metropolitan Opera House. (Thank you, Peter Gelb and everyone at the Met!) Also, this week my dear friend Karen is putting out her first solo album of precious, personal love and heartache gems titled Crush Songs. They are songs made so intimately and spontaneously alone in her bedroom a few years ago that they feel more like unguarded whispers from her heart than a traditionally produced album. So on Sunday, during a ten-minute break as we were rehearsing and lighting at the Met, we made a very impromptu “music video” for Karen in the spirit of her album. It just seemed like if you have the Opera House, that song, and Elle Fanning together, you shouldn’t let the opportunity go by. So we made this as a surprise gift for Karen to congratulate her on her album. She is going to see this for the first time as you do. I hope you enjoy.”

Video courtesy of Vice, see more on vice.com.

Photo courtesy of Opening Ceremony, to see more about the show and pictures on OpeningCeremony.com.

Next year, Opening Ceremony, I better be there if something like this happens!

-A.

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