Thursday, 27 November 2008

Love of a Lifetime - Romeo and Juliet

The Fateful Night
Romeo: O she doth teach the torches to burn bright!/It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night/As a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear—/Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear. (Act I, Sc. 5)

The cast: Roberto Bolle as Romeo (with masked friends), George Psomas, George Merrick as Mercutio, Coco Rocha as Juliet, and Pablo Schreiber as Tybalt. On Juliet: Christian Lacroix Couture satin with embroidered lace dress. On the guests: Dresses from the Christian Lacroix Couture archive.

The Harsh Truth
Nurse: His name is Romeo, and a Montague,/The only son of your great enemy. Juliet: My only love sprung from my only hate!/Too early seen unknown, and known too late!/Prodigious birth of love it is to me,/That I must love a loathed enemy. (Act I, Sc. 5)

Estelle Parsons as the Nurse. Proenza Schouler color-blocked silk faille dress.

The Stolen Moment
Juliet: Three words, dear Romeo, and good night indeed./If that thy bent of love be honourable,/Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow. (Act II, Sc. 2)

Nina Ricci silk tulle dress embroidered with silver leaves.

The Promise
Friar Laurence: These violent delights have violent ends,/And in their triumph die like fire and powder,/Which as they kiss consume. (Act II, Sc. 6)

John Lithgow as Friar Laurence. Vera Wang washed-silk-and-cotton voile dress with tulle floral appliqu├ęd train.

The Curse
Romeo: This day's black fate on moe days doth depend,/This but begins the woe others must end. (Act III, Sc. 1)

From left: Andrew Samonsky, Charlie Brady, Schreiber, Merrick, Robert Lenzi, and Bolle.

The Ruse
Friar Laurence: Dry up your tears, and stick your rosemary/On this fair corse, and as the custom is,/And in her best array, bear her to church;/For though fond nature bids us all lament,/Yet nature's tears are reason's merriment. (Act IV, Sc. 5)

The End
Prince: A glooming peace this morning with it brings,/The sun for sorrow will not show his head./Go hence to have more talk of these sad things;/Some shall be pardon'd, and some punished:/For never was there a story of more woe/Than this of Juliet and her Romeo. (Act V, Sc. 3)

Alexander McQueen silk tulle dress and petal-pressed nude body stocking.

In this story: fashion editor: Grace Coddington; hair, Julien d'Ys; makeup, Gucci Westman for Revlon. Set design by Mary Howard. Costume styling by Hannah Teare.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Boots? Sandals? Spat!!

These are amazingly design developed from the high gladiator from last summer. How should we call them? Boots? Sandals? Should be the term "SPAT".