They said/We said: What we think about the Glee kids hitting up Fashion’s Night Out
Those of you who thought that Anna Wintour dubbing “geek” as “chic” at the Webbys was a one-time deal, think again: the cast of Glee will be featured during the third annual Fashion’s Night Out event on September 8.
Cast members including Canuck Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, and Darren Criss will make appearances at retail locations in New York and Los Angeles. Bee Shaffer—Wintour’s daughter and currently an associate managing producer in Los Angeles for Ryan Murphy’s production company, which produces Glee—supposedly set up the appearances.
Previously at FNO, Sarah Jessica Parker and Bette Midler sang show tunes with Oscar de la Renta and Alexander Wang, and his supermodel clique danced in the windows of his store. Hopefully, the cast of Glee will prepare some original performances for FNO in lieu of repeating previously aired acts. Who wouldn’t love to see a little fashion-fuelled Gaga/Glee routine while shopping like an A-lister?
Can’t make it to New York City or Los Angeles in September? Fear not: American e-commerce sites including Net-a-Porter and Shopbop will participate in FNO for the first time this year. All you’ll need to get the full experience from home is a credit card and a Glee soundtrack.
WHAT THEY SAID…
Fashionista: “Will Anna get up and fist-pump to ‘Don’t Stop Believin’? We would brave the crowds to see that.” [Fashionista]
StyleCaster: “I’m hoping for a Cory/Anna duet this year…” [StyleCaster]
Refinery29: “In this latest Wintour/Glee duet, we expect FNO to drive in flocks of Streisand-singing, Mr. Schue–loving fans to support the worldwide shopping initiative. On that note, count us in.” [Refinery29]
The Cut: “Let’s hope Anna pays back the favour with a cameo at McKinley High next season. (She could sing ‘Gucci Gucci.’)” [The Cut]
WHAT WE SAID…
Jordan Porter, market editor: “I would die and go straight to gleek heaven to see Sue Sylvester outfit Anna in a custom tracksuit.”
Rani Sheen, features director: “The real question is, what will they wear?”