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Thespian Chic
JULY 1994
Photographs by MARY ELLEN MARK

It's a study in strengths. Teaming up Mary Ellen Mark, perhaps the top
portrait and documentary photographer of our time, with young up-
and-corners in the acting world seemed an ideal match. It was to be an
exploration of raw space with raw spirit and raw talent-along with the
very simplest of wearable dothes. The drama students, ranging from freshmen
to seniors, came from The Juilliard School. The place was an abandoned air-
craft hangar at Floyd Bennett Field, and the fashion mixed the rough with
the smooth-fluffy cashmeres and angoras, supple panné velvets, sharp
leathers and metallics in shapes that ranged from rugged shearling vests
to see-through, high-waisted chiffon dresses that might have come straight
from the Directoire. The result: Swooning tableaux out of a romance novel
or a daring production of Macbeth. The mies: Heathdiffe, Cathy, Macbeth
and Ophelia, the epic parts these young actors and actresses might one day
play.


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On Lesley Silva: Donna Karan's champagne silk taffeta dress with cashmere bodice Boots by Andre Assous.


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On Lesley: Vivienne Westwood's black wool twill skirt, charcoal wool sweater by Keith Varly and Alan Cleaver for Byblos, with feather cuffs by Jill Stuart. Socks from Hue, Maraolo shoes. On Megan Dodds: Russell Bennett's charcoal wool turtleneck with ostrich feather cuffs and Rena Lange's wool turedo skirt. Shoes from J. M. Weston, socks by Hue.


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On Christian Camargo: Wool tweed trousers from Nigel's by Nathan David, Calvin Klein's black leather vest, and black wool sweater from 525 Made in America. On Megan: Russell Bennett's black vinyl bustled skirt, black wool and rayon turtleneck from St. John Knits, fake fur collar and cuffs from Chelsea Imports.


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On Lesley: Todd Oldham's gray wool melton and mohair cargo coat over a cashmere and Lycra T-shirt from TSE Cashmere with silk taffeta harlequin collar and cuffs by Maria Pinto. TSE Cashmere's cashmere and silk chenille cap, black yarn braid headband by Colette Malouf, rubber boots by Fireman's Friends. On Gretchen Egolf: Paul Smith's cotton terry bathrobe coat over pewter rayon panné velvet pants from Guess and gray cashmere tunic from Country Road Australia. Calvin Klein's cashmere cap. On Nicole Marcks: The gray cashmere and angora coat by Escada Margaretha Ley over a black mohair tunic by Richard Tyler for Anne Klein. Silk scatf from Chelsea Imports, hat by Giorgio Armani.


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On Taylor Price: Giuliano Fujiwara's striped gray wool jacket over APC's black wool turtleneck and black Trousers from Wilke-Rodriguez. Shoes from Cole-Haan, belt from Guess, hat by David Cohen. On David Contad: Ron Chereskin's striped gray cotton henley, Giorgio Armani's black wool gabardine pleated pants, Banana Republic's white cotton T-shirt. Shoes by Cole-Haan; belt by Valentino; hat by Salvatore Ferragamo.


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On Daryll Quinton: Donna Karan's black shearling coat, gray wool knit pants and turtleneck.Shoes by Cole-Haan Country.On Lesley: Lorena Antoniazzi's black wool and snk knit dress. DKNY's tweed cotton socks, Charles David leather shoes.


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On Joan Buddenhagen: The black boiled mohair dress by Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons On Christian: The white cotton shirt from Comme des Garcons Homme Plus by Rei Kawakubo, black wool vest from Wilke-Rodrzguez, and Robert Massimo Freda's wool tweed trousers. Silver bracelet by Ryan Bao, boots by Buffalino.


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On Nicole: Industria's shearling vest over Trend Les Copains' wool tweed sweater and Adrienne Vittadini's brown wool and Lycra knit pants. On Taylor: Aifact's pile-lined nylon parka, black cotton jeans by A/XArmani Exchange and John Bartlett's wool sweater. On Nate Moore: STNT's leather jacket over. Calvin Klein's gray cotton T-shirt, striped wool sweater from J. Crew and APC's
wool trousers.


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On Joan: Andrea Jovine's black rayon velvet top trimmed in black satin and Harriet Seluryn's black and gray silk chiffon buffalo plaid skirt.


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On Gretch: Alexander McQueen's black chiffon dress. Thile head scarf by Ann Demeulemeester shoes from Ombeljne.


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On Christian: Antonio Mm's striped wool sweater and black cotton jeans from Guess. Boots from Buffalino.


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On Julia Ditelherg: The black triacetate and polyester dress by Mitsuhiro Matsuda for Matsuda and black tulle veil from Hat & Soul N. Y. Kenneth Cole shoes.


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On Gretchen: Jean Colonna's gray and black striped acetate dress and Anne Demeulemeester's black cotton shirt. Metal gauze shawl from Takashimaya.


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On Joan: Black leather coat by Linda Allard for Ellen Tracy.

On Taylor: Industria's leather-trimmed wool coat.
In this feature, hair by Alain Pinon, Susanna Romano and Lucy Garcia for Frederic
Fekkai Beauty Center at Bergdorf Goodman; makeup by Dick Page.
Styled by Liz Gessn

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