It’s a history lesson woven into the fabric of a fashion show. “History of Fashion” takes to the stage in both Troy in New York City in May.
TROY — Don Rittner and Justyna Kostek have teamed up again to bring the second edition of “The History of Fashion” Fashion Show at Fellowship Hall in May.
Famous New Yorkers through Fashion is the theme for this year’s show that will take place in May in Troy and New York City.
Rittner (director) and Justyna Kostek (artistic director) have designed this year’s show to feature men and women dressed in period costumes, but they also will deliver monologues about who they represent which will be actual New Yorkers from the 17th century to modern times. Many of those people will have Troy connections.
“This year we want the fashion show to come alive as each model represents a real famous New Yorker and will deliver a one or two minute monologue about who they were and what they did,” said Rittner.
Justyna Kostek, who is the director of Atelier Teatral Company, a theater company in Denmark, co-directed with Rittner the 1923 George Kaufman play, Helen of Troy New York, which sold out all six performances last year in Troy. They teamed up again to bring history to life this year with a new twist on the first sold out fashion show that took place during Inspiration Week in Albany back in 2013.
The fashion show will take place for a two-weekend run at Fellowship Hall starting Saturday, May 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, May 8 from 3 to 5 p.m., and again on May 14th and 15th.
The New York City show will take place over two Sundays at the Sanctuary at 232 W 11th St, in Greenwich Village on May 22nd and May 29th.
Tickets for the Troy showing be purchased at ticketriver.com/event/19401.
Tickets for the New York City showing can be purchased through ticketriver.com/event/19403
— Don Rittner