'Hair' cast models spring fashions
From left to right, "Hair" cast members Allison Case, Kacie Sheik and Sasha Allen (Photos: RJ Mickelson/amNY)
From left to right, Gavin Creel, Will Swenson, Darius Nichols and Caissie Levy
The 1967 musical Hair is famous for its young hippie cast members shedding their clothing in a passionate declaration of freedom. But what inspires us in terms of spring fashion are those very threads patched-up jeans, fringed vests, long dresses, flowing tops that drop to the stage floor.
So we enlisted the eight principals of the Broadway revival, which opens at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 31, to show off styles that pay homage to the flower-child vibe of the 1960s as well as the shapes and trends of 2009.Translation: floral prints blossoming on jumpers, tights and tiered dresses; denim expressing its versatility with soft shirts, cropped jackets and acid-wash jeans; jewelry coming out to play with bright colors and flashy charms.
After winters drab palette, gleaming colors and styles provide a sartorial dose of vitamin D an ideal way to welcome the dawning of the new season.
Let the sunshine in.
Photos by RJ Mickelson/amNY
Styling by Julie Gordon and Jessie Pascoe
Hair by Amy Farid and Ruby Carrero for Bumble and bumble
Makeup by Chad Hayduk for Three Custom Color Specialists
Shot at Hotel Gansevoort
Where to buy
On Allison Case:
Rebecca Taylor jumper, $345; at Bloomingdale's. Rosena Sammi bangles, $49 to $89; at shoprosenasammi.com. Farylrobin flats, $200; at shoemall.com.
On Kacie Sheik
Built by Wendy dress, $162; at Built by Wendy, 7 Centre Market Pl., 212-925-6538. Levi's denim jacket, $98; at The Levi's Store, 25 W. 14th St., 212-242-2128. HUE tights, $22; at Macy's. Manic Trout ring, $25; at manictrout.com. Rebecca Taylor booties, $495; at Rebecca Taylor, 260 Mott St., 212-966-0406.
On Sasha Allen
Marc by Marc Jacobs dress, $358; at Bloomingdale's. Aqua vest, $198; at Bloomingdale's. Betsey Johnson necklace, $45; at Lord & Taylor. HUE tights, $22; at Macy's. Her own bracelets and ring. Vivienne Westwood for Melissa shoes, $149; at epauletshop.com.
On Bryce Ryness
Michael Kors denim shirt, $195; at Bloomingdale's. Levi's 514 slim straight jeans, $69.50; at The Levi's Store, 25 W. 14th St., 212-242-2128. H&M bracelet, $6.90; at H&M. H&M ring, $4.90; at H&M. Camper shoes, $160.
On Gavin Creel
Steven Alan shirt, $168, and tie, $70; at Steven Alan Annex, 103 Franklin St., 212-343-0692. Vintage Army jacket. Levi's Capital E Hesher jeans, $178; at Barneys, 660 Madison Ave., 212-826-8900. Camper shoes, $160; at Camper, 125 Prince St., 212-358-1842.
On Will Swenson
American Apparel T-shirt, $26; at American Apparel. Steven Alan linen blazer, $535; at Steven Alan Annex, 103 Franklin St., 212-343-0692. Levi's 511 skinny jeans, $69.50; at The Levi's Store, 25 W. 14th St., 212-242-2128. V. Fraas scarf, $38; at Lord & Taylor. His own jewelry. Camper sneakers, $130; at Camper.
On Darius Nichols
H&M T-shirt, $5.90; at H&M. American Apparel hoodie, $42; at American Apparel. Converse by John Varvatos suspender pants, $125; at Bloomingdale's. Original Penguin slip-ons, $115; at Original Penguin, 1077 Sixth Ave, 646-443-3520.
On Caissie Levy
Rebecca Taylor top, $275; at Saks Fifth Avenue. Levi's cut-offs, $49.50; at The Levi's Store, 25 W. 14th St., 212-242-2128. Tina Tang 'Aquarius' earrings, $75; at Tina Tang, 49 Greenwich Ave., 212-645-6890. Fergie shoes, $101; at fergieshoes.com