ever wondered what it’s like backstage in the costume department at the theatre?
i was roped in by actor / director hossan leong to style his latest theatrical production, A Singaporean in Paris, and dug deep into my album of memories from living in the french capital to put together a wardrobe inspired by classic french style.
the musical is set in a parisian cabaret peopled by ‘foreign talents’ from australia, iran and singapore , and stylist audrey ong and i had fun referencing iconic french designers the likes of sonia rykiel, jean paul gaultier, christian lacroix , yves saint laurent , thierry mugler , claude montana and christian dior when piecing their looks together. i also dug deep into my own fashion archives for vintage pieces from junior gaultier and agnes B, as well as early-day pieces from versus , dolce & gabbana , zegna and british menswear label burro to dress the cast
here’s a peek at the photo shoot for the campaign posters . I dressed the cast in pieces from the N. Tyler autumn-winter 2014 collection , and hossan in a red suit with gold stars by coupe cousu , the perfect outfit for hanging off the eiffel tower