Backstage at Rachel Antonoff Spring/Summer 2010 Presentation

Janice

When I was in high school, I did stage crew. Yeah, I was that awkward. It was always funny because no one wanted to be backstage; everyone wanted to be center stage. As I got older, a paradigm shift occurred and suddenly the backstage shadows is the absolute coolest place to be… So… I guess I was an epically early trend setter…?

Anyway, I got sneak a peak at the Rachel Antonoff spring/summer 2009 preview where the theme was actually, “Backstage.”

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Backstage with make up by Theo Kogan for Armour Beauty. All photos by Andrew Katzowitz.

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Backstage with hair provided by Pepper Pastor. Coincidentally, I met the hair stylists at a music video shoot for French Horn Rebellion I did earlier this summer… With my parents.

I visited with designer Rachel Antonoff as she discussed her collection which was inspired by the theater and ballerinas to become a fantastical presentation set in the Henry Street Theater. Celeb sightings included: Alia Shawkat of Arrested Development who modeled a gorgeous white romper; Julia Frakes who lent a helping hand backstage; and Diane Birch an up and coming Indie folk singer.

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Meeting with designer Rachel Antonoff.

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Despite common stereotypes, these models ate during the shows. They ate these giant lollipops handed out by a model in a one of Antonoff’s rompers.

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Walking through the preview which was decorated to look like a backstage make up room on the stage…

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Love. Her. Make. Up. Can’t. Deal.

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Each girl was given a theatrical role. While some were playing the piano, swinging on a swing, trapezing on a balance beam, this girl was stacking cards.

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