The cast of "Hair" brings flower power from the stage to the streets
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 tomorrow, 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 winter’s 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.—Julie Gordon and Jessie Pascoe
On Allison Caw (right): 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 (left): 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