12 of the Most Fashionable Looks From Falsettos’ Opening
Billy Porter was the cool one as usual. Never fussy, always comfortable, with just enough edge to stand out, but still chic! Double-breasted graphite with black piping works with so many possibilities, like bold geometric Bargello-esque pants and a knotted floral scarf at the neck.
Jordan Roth was luxe personified in his dark chocolate velvet suit, charcoal shirt, and matching velvet tie. Velvet is one of the biggest trends this fall season for both women and men. Thank you, Mr. Producer! I’m talking to you, sir!
Betsy Wolfe “brought it” in a floor-length gown that was perfect for photo-ops. Black and white is still very much in play, and this dress, with its contemporary shoulder and neckline in black knit, trailed down to a pleated white chiffon hemline that fluttered on the floor. Betsy knew just how to pose and walk in this fabulous fashion choice.
Tracie Thoms… Wow! In a simple, black column of black matte jersey that hugged every curvy-girl curve right to the floor. Simple and stylish, but the wonderful nuance of it being looped over a torsade of variegated colored fresh-water pearls at her lovely throat. A++++
Stephanie J. Block was another of the floor-length ladies! In a shimmering turquoise goddess-gown that draped and flowed beautifully, micro-metallic-belted at the waistline with a lovely Vionnet-style fold, and tucking detail at the neckline. Again, simple but stunning.
It was 1954 all over again when Spencer Liff sidled in in a bold black-and-white, geometric-plaid jacket, and mini bow tie in black with white piping. Fitted-to-a-T, from the blinding white starched shirt to those “doin’-the-stroll” black-and-white loafers, it looked like he raided Buddy Holly’s closet and was ready for an appearance on a black-and-white Zenith TV set.
Nikki M. James was all a-twinkle in her grape-and-black, raspberry-sequined dress. A simple fitted silhouette seemed basic enough until she passed you, and then watch out! That plunging neckline in the back. Wow. Wow. WOW! Is it hot in here?! And, just look at Nikki’s smile. She knew what she was doing.
B.D. Wong was casual comfort all the way in his slate grey-on-grey October duds. A handsome, bulky knit-cable sweater buttoned up like a blazer over his dove-grey shirt took style to a whole new level. With the slate chinos in a slight sheen, and the pop of red in the sweater detailing, the paisley bow tie, and in those red leather shoes, B.D. was what I call S & S: sexy and sophisticated!
Leslie Kritzer looked lovely in her laser-printed floral dress. Coming just below the knee, and with black-side panels, it was chic and fresh, and really set off her fab figure. She let the bold flowers do all the visual work, and she kept the rest simple in sweet little gold earrings and nude peep-toe heels. Her hair and make-up = beautiful.
The trio of Christian Borle, Andrew Rannels, and Brandon Uranowitz were handsome as all-get-out in their suits! I’m not saying they coordinated their looks, but the variations were terrific…and so well thought out! Pastel, checked, or basic white shirts, satin or knit ties in contrasting or complimentary colors, and the trifecta of suit colors made these guys stand out as leading men both on and off the stage. And the wink to the 1980s in the matching red Air Jordans? Perfection. #andScene