If On the Town Took Place in 2015
(Photo by Joan Marcus/Matt Ross Public Relations/AP Photo)
Just last weekend, we raved about the high-fashion designs for the Rockettes in New York Spring Spectacular. We were psyched to see couture designers get inspired by a style of dance besides ballet. Whelp, folks, when it rains it pours. This week we were treated to an equally delicious array of high-fashion shots, modeled by the dancers of On the Town on Broadway.
For those of you who don’t know the basic premise of this gloriously dance-filled musical, here’s a brief summary: The plot centers on three American sailors during World War II, who have a 24-hour leave in NYC—and they each have very different ideas of how to spend their time. (They eventually agree on searching for the beautiful Megan Fairchild…I mean, Ivy Smith.)
So how would the story go if it took place in 2015, instead of 1944? That’s the question that drove this high-fashion photo shoot. Photographer Matthew Murphy, art director Mitch Dean and stylist David Withrow captured a night out on the town in contemporary NYC.
OTT‘s (L to R) Clyde Alves in a button-down and longsleeve t-shirt by J Crew, Tony Yazbeck in a jacket by Raz Keren and a tank by Hugo Boss and Jay Armstrong Johnson in a button-down by Raz Keren (photo by Matthew Murphy)
OK, they were clearly going for a fantasy version of 2015 NYC nightlife, but we’d love to believe the dancers of OTT really dress like this on their nights off. Also, we’re convinced they probably show of their high kicks at the bar(re)…
OTT’s (L to R) Eloise Kropp, Tanya Birl, Holly Ann Butler and Lori Ann Ferreri (photo by Matthew Murphy)
…and that they make intelligent choices when it comes to interesting doorways (oh hey, Samantha Sturm, looking fab as always).
OTT‘s Samantha Sturm (photo by Matthew Murphy)
Scroll through the whole gallery here, then check out a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot below.
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