Lady Gaga Joins Lily Cole and Andrew Garfield In A Recreation of Hansel and Gretel.
I’m Famished Brother and sister are home alone with not a morsel to eat. In Vogue‘s interpretation of the Met’s production, which opens December 14, Hansel and Gretel are played by actor Andrew Garfield and model Lily Cole. Dolce & Gabbana cream silk-and-tulle dress. On Garfield: Maison Martin Margiela shirt. Ann Demeulemeester pants.
Far From Home They venture out to hunt for wild strawberries in the woods, where Gretel’s lily-white frock shines against the dark foliage of the Tree-men. Before long, though, they’re hopelessly lost. Dior pleated silk-chiffon dress. Fendi platform Mary Janes. Tree-men costumes courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.
Golden Slumber The Sandman (played here by Sasha Cooke, who has appeared in the Met’s production) sprinkles magic dust onto the frightened children, who fall into a deep sleep and dream about a banquet served by a fish maître d’. Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière wool-silk jacket. Chloé flats. Sandman and fish maître d’ costumes courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.
Wicked The two discover a house in the forest, only to find it occupied by an old witch (portrayed here by Lady Gaga). Gretel looks sweet enough to eat in a poufy confection. But it’s Hansel the evil one wants to fatten up and feast on. On Lady Gaga: Marc Jacobs satin bra, slip silk blouse, and ruffled bloomer shorts. On Cole: Yves Saint Laurent embroidered silk poplin dress. Lady Gaga’s wig created by Julien D’Ys.
Feed the Flames Before the witch can cook Hansel and Gretel—whoosh—they push her into the oven and shut the door. From left: Oscar de la Renta bouclé tweed-and-chiffon dress. Marc Jacobs bonded-lamé belted jacket.
The Witch Is Dead! The children (here, the Junior Choristers of Grace Church in New York City) baked into gingerbread by the hag come back to life. Nina Ricci silk satin pleated dress. Chloé flats.
In this story: Fashion Editor, Grace Coddington; hair, Julien D’Ys, using Mokuba Paris Ribbon; makeup, Gucci Westman for Revlon; production design, Mary Howard. Metropolitan Opera costumes designed by John Macfarlane.
Link to Vogue Feature.