Stephanie Miller for Second City Style Magazine
The best play that I’ve ever been to was in New York City in
September of 2006. This theatrical performance had the makings of a
Broadway play: a Tony worthy acting troupe, a talented directing duo,
extraordinary costumes and even celebrity guest stars.
It was the 2006 Spring/Summer Heatherette show.
Fashion is art and a fashion show is a theatrical performance. Each
model brings to life a make-believe character and it is up to the
discretion of the designer, or in this case, designers, to direct the
actors. As in movies, plays and television, wardrobe is part of an
equilateral triangle. With the character, setting and costume carrying
the same weight. The runway is no different from a movie set or stage.
A designers’ artistic vision resonates through every element of the
Fashion and theater are two of the oldest forms of artistic
expression. The Ancient Greeks and Romans were masters of theater and
consequently, fashion. This week’s edition of the Haute Historian spotlights three of my favorite playwrights: John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Richie Rich and Traver Rains of Heatherette.