TO SEE · 09/08/2014
A Night at the Opera with Opening Ceremony
Fashion Week is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get, and sometimes it’s a weird gross chocolate filled with rum cordial, but sometimes it’s one of these and you’re golden. The risk is half the reward.
For this season’s Fashion Week outing, Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim offered up a big old chocolate filled with Spike Jonze, Jonah Hill, Elle Fanning, Karlie Kloss, and a bunch of other delectable delights. So much tastier than rum cordial.
It happened like this: rather than do the standard wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am runway show, the Opening Ceremony crew got their friends Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill to co-write an original 45-minute play to be performed on one night only with actors in Opening Ceremony gear. Along with Fanning and Kloss, the cast included Catherine Keener (swoon), Rashida Jones, Alia Shawkat, John Cameron Mitchell (mega swoon), Bobby Cannavale and Dree Hemingway. And because O.C. is nothing if not detail-oriented, the whole performance took place at the Metropolitan Opera House beneath 21 twinkling chandeliers.
Oh! And the clothes—the clothes were real good. Mint-chip green shifts, bubblegum separates, little bit of neoprene, a lotta ponytails, wedges, graphic coats and a print we might describe as “hacker camo”. The cherry on top? Some of the models were styled with Warby Parker frames.
We laughed, we cried, and like a proud parents, we snapped a few photos of our frames on the big stage. They look so grown-up.
Photos: Julieta Cervante (top) and Dana Melanz (bottom)