Tuesday, 30 October 2012
60 Years Of Style with Singin' In The Rain
2012 sees the 60th anniversary of the release of the 1952 MGM movie Singin' In The Rain which starred Gene Kelly (Don Lockwood), Debbie Reynolds (Kathy Seldon) and Donald O’Connor (Cosmo Brown.).
Singin’ in the Rain is now splish splashing around at London’s Palace Theatre. To celebrate this, along with the 60th anniversary of the original movie's release, I got to go and watch this fun, frivolous and downright gorgeous musical.
Not only is this one of my all time favourite musicals, but this stage production is mind blowing. With each performance of Singin’ In The Rain, they use 14 tonnes (14,000 litres) of water to create that all important rain. Each drop is pumped from, recycled and pumped back into a 10 ton water tank in the orchestra pit.
The show inspired me to put together some looks that are inspired by the stunning 1920s flapper style and what to wear to shield yourself from the showers with style.
Don't take my word for it, see this Hollywood classic on the Westend stage for yourself!