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Opening Ceremony to replace SS15 runway show with a play

Director Spike Jonze and actor Jonah Hill are co-writing a one-act play for Opening Ceremony's NYFW show

By Andrea Tim | Published: 14 Aug 2014

OC is staging a play
Photo: (L-R) Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill/Getty Images

All the world's a stage, and to Opening Ceremony's designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, the New York Fashion Week runway is no exception. Instead of presenting their Spring Summer 2015 looks on a conventional runway, actors and models will perform a one-act play (dressed in the collection, of course).

Director Spike Jonze initiated the idea to co-write the play with funny-man Jonah Hill for Opening Ceremony. Spike previously collaborated with the brand for capsule collections inspired by his films, Where the Wild Things Are and Her. Jonah's recruitment doesn't come out of the blue either; the actor worked on the stories for 21 Jump Street and its sequel, 22 Jump Street.

"We were really excited about [Spike] writing an original script and seeing how this would take shape," said Humberto. Well, Spike won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Her this year, so we're expecting great things.

Opening Ceremony's 'opening night' is slated for 7 September 2014.

Related: Opening Ceremony x Mickey Mouse collection
Related: Gareth Pugh will be showing at New York for SS15
Related: Emma Stone is in talks for Broadway's Cabaret


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