Vogue Editor, Andre Leon Talley made press last week after an FIT lecture, when he noted he was planning a stint on Broadway. While some of the media snickered, those in the know see him as following a stylish theater tradition. His own one-time mentor, Diana Vreeland was the subject of a long-running play, Full Gallop .
Isaac Mizrahi had a popular one man show off-Broadway where he detailed his experiences at Calvin Klein, his own design career and handed out his own homemade treats to the audience.
Currently onstage is The Temperamentals, the story of edgy designer of the 1960’s Rudy Gernreich. The plot focuses on the gay activist and stars Michael Urie of TV’s Ugly Betty.
Of course, the iconic Coco Chanel was immortalized in the Broadway show “Coco” in 1969. The show starred Katherine Hepburn in her one and only theater musical.
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