Tuesday, June 28, 2011

West End Style

The West End just got even more stylish! With a nod to the late Monsieur Laurent and his love for collaborating with the theatre, Stefano Pilati has taken the house of Yves Saint Laurent back to the stage, by dressing the cast of Ian Rickson's revival of the Harold Pinter play, Betrayal.

Inspired by Pinter's extramarital affair with Joan Bakewell, the play follows a three-way emotional entanglement between husband (played by Ben Miles), wife (Kristen Scott Thomas) and best friend (Douglas Henshall), playing out in reverse chronological order from 1977 to 1969... resulting in some amazingly retro, yet still very wearable costumes. 

Kristen Scott Thomas oozes elegance and style (as always seems to be the case) in outfits that work wonderfully throughout the play, helping create the illusion of her character gradually getting younger.  Such is the the talent of Pilati, that the costumes perfectly compliment the emotional, powerful play, without distracting from the performance - although i did linger over a leather tote for much longer than necessary, but i am only human! 

Oh, and in case your were wondering, the play itself is wonderful. Kristen Scott Thomas is just mesmerisingly talented and beautiful. On at The Comedy Theatre until August...
As well as these beauties above, we were spoiled with an array of covetable accessories, a classic cashmere camel coat, and printed chiffon skirts that bounced beautifully with every step.