A dance named desire

Reimagined by the Scottish Ballet, Tennessee Williams’ most famous work – dressed in the season’s mid-century-influenced fashions – exudes steamy Southern glamour.

Laser-cut leatherette and silk-mix dress with cotton and silk slip, £3,500, by Louis Vuitton. Body stocking and ballet shoes, both dancer’s own. Vintage 1980s Christian Dior gold-plated and faux-pearl drop earrings, £255, and vintage 1970s rolled-gold heart locket (held in hand), £37, both from Susan Caplan Vintage Collection. Louis Vuitton, 190-192 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7399 4050; www.louisvuitton.com) and branches/stockists. Susan Caplan Vintage Collection, www.susancaplan.co.uk.
Laser-cut leatherette and silk-mix dress with cotton and silk slip, £3,500, by Louis Vuitton. Body stocking and ballet shoes, both dancer’s own. Vintage 1980s Christian Dior gold-plated and faux-pearl drop earrings, £255, and vintage 1970s rolled-gold heart locket (held in hand), £37, both from Susan Caplan Vintage Collection. Louis Vuitton, 190-192 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7399 4050; www.louisvuitton.com) and branches/stockists. Susan Caplan Vintage Collection, www.susancaplan.co.uk. | Image: Damian Foxe
Wool-mix pixel-print double-breasted blazer, £1,300, matching wrap-front trousers, £675, and cotton shirt, £225, all by Giorgio Armani. Giorgio Armani, 37-42 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7235 6232; www.armani.com) and stockists.
Wool-mix pixel-print double-breasted blazer, £1,300, matching wrap-front trousers, £675, and cotton shirt, £225, all by Giorgio Armani. Giorgio Armani, 37-42 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7235 6232; www.armani.com) and stockists. | Image: Damian Foxe
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Vintage-ostrich-feather Carlita bolero, £2,330, and silk gauze Peirson dress, £3,405, both by Ralph Lauren Collection. Vintage 1950s diamanté drop earrings, £135, and vintage 1980s faux-pearl long necklace (worn as bracelet), £26, both from Susan Caplan Vintage Collection.Ralph Lauren, 1 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7535 4600; www.ralphlauren.com) and branches/stockists. Susan Caplan Vintage Collection, www.susancaplan.co.uk.
Vintage-ostrich-feather Carlita bolero, £2,330, and silk gauze Peirson dress, £3,405, both by Ralph Lauren Collection. Vintage 1950s diamanté drop earrings, £135, and vintage 1980s faux-pearl long necklace (worn as bracelet), £26, both from Susan Caplan Vintage Collection.Ralph Lauren, 1 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7535 4600; www.ralphlauren.com) and branches/stockists. Susan Caplan Vintage Collection, www.susancaplan.co.uk. | Image: Damian Foxe
She wears organza dress, £2,578, by Luisa Beccaria. Vintage 1980s faux-pearl necklace, £26, from Susan Caplan Vintage Collection. He wears cotton T-shirt, £35, by Sunspel. Silk/wool trousers, £410, by Prada. Luisa Beccaria, www.luisabeccaria.it. Prada, 16-18 Old Bond Street, London W1 (020-7647 5000; www.prada.com) and branches/stockists. Sunspel, 40 Old Compton Street, London W1 (020-7734 4491; www.sunspel.com) and branch/stockists. Susan Caplan Vintage Collection, www.susancaplan.co.uk.
She wears organza dress, £2,578, by Luisa Beccaria. Vintage 1980s faux-pearl necklace, £26, from Susan Caplan Vintage Collection. He wears cotton T-shirt, £35, by Sunspel. Silk/wool trousers, £410, by Prada. Luisa Beccaria, www.luisabeccaria.it. Prada, 16-18 Old Bond Street, London W1 (020-7647 5000; www.prada.com) and branches/stockists. Sunspel, 40 Old Compton Street, London W1 (020-7734 4491; www.sunspel.com) and branch/stockists. Susan Caplan Vintage Collection, www.susancaplan.co.uk. | Image: Damian Foxe
She wears silk dress, £2,400, by Rochas. Vintage 1970s rolled-gold heart locket, £37, from Susan Caplan Vintage Collection. He wears silk jacket, £400, and matching trousers, £970, both by Louis Vuitton. Louis Vuitton, 190-192 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7399 4050; www.louisvuitton.com) and branches/stockists. Net-a-Porter, 0845-675 1321; www.net-a-porter.com. Rochas, www.rochas.com and see Net-a-Porter. Susan Caplan Vintage Collection, www.susancaplan.co.uk.
She wears silk dress, £2,400, by Rochas. Vintage 1970s rolled-gold heart locket, £37, from Susan Caplan Vintage Collection. He wears silk jacket, £400, and matching trousers, £970, both by Louis Vuitton. Louis Vuitton, 190-192 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7399 4050; www.louisvuitton.com) and branches/stockists. Net-a-Porter, 0845-675 1321; www.net-a-porter.com. Rochas, www.rochas.com and see Net-a-Porter. Susan Caplan Vintage Collection, www.susancaplan.co.uk. | Image: Damian Foxe
She wears cotton and silk slip (sold as part of dress), £3,500, by Louis Vuitton. Silk coat, £1,050, by Temperley London. Ballet shoes, dancer’s own. He wears single-breasted, cotton and linen chambray-effect suit, £1,350, and cotton shirt, £180, both by Corneliani. Corneliani, 131-132 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 7921; www.corneliani.it) and see Harrods. Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, London SW1 (020-7730 1234; www.harrods.com). Louis Vuitton, 190-192 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7399 4050; www.louisvuitton.com) and branches/stockists. Temperley London, 2-10 Colville Mews, Lonsdale Road, London W11 (020-7229 7957; www.temperleylondon.com) and stockists.
She wears cotton and silk slip (sold as part of dress), £3,500, by Louis Vuitton. Silk coat, £1,050, by Temperley London. Ballet shoes, dancer’s own. He wears single-breasted, cotton and linen chambray-effect suit, £1,350, and cotton shirt, £180, both by Corneliani. Corneliani, 131-132 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 7921; www.corneliani.it) and see Harrods. Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, London SW1 (020-7730 1234; www.harrods.com). Louis Vuitton, 190-192 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7399 4050; www.louisvuitton.com) and branches/stockists. Temperley London, 2-10 Colville Mews, Lonsdale Road, London W11 (020-7229 7957; www.temperleylondon.com) and stockists. | Image: Damian Foxe
She wears embroidered organza dress, £7,200, by Christian Dior. Body stocking and ballet shoes, both dancer’s own. Vintage 1950s diamanté drop earrings, £135, and vintage 1980s Balmain gold-tone charm bracelet, £185, both from Susan Caplan Vintage Collection. He wears cotton piqué tank top, £155, wool cardigan with braided leather accents, £1,770, and cotton twill trousers, £385, all by Hermès. Christian Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and branches/stockists. Hermès 155 Bond Street, London W1 (020-7499 8856; www.hermes.com) and branch/stockists. Susan Caplan Vintage Collection, www.susancaplan.co.uk.
She wears embroidered organza dress, £7,200, by Christian Dior. Body stocking and ballet shoes, both dancer’s own. Vintage 1950s diamanté drop earrings, £135, and vintage 1980s Balmain gold-tone charm bracelet, £185, both from Susan Caplan Vintage Collection. He wears cotton piqué tank top, £155, wool cardigan with braided leather accents, £1,770, and cotton twill trousers, £385, all by Hermès. Christian Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and branches/stockists. Hermès 155 Bond Street, London W1 (020-7499 8856; www.hermes.com) and branch/stockists. Susan Caplan Vintage Collection, www.susancaplan.co.uk. | Image: Damian Foxe
Organza crepon pleated gown, £3,990, by Oscar de la Renta. Vintage 1950s diamanté drop earrings, £135, from Susan Caplan Vintage Collection. Net-a-Porter, 0845-675 1321; www.net-a-porter.com. Oscar de la Renta, www.oscardelarenta.com and see Net-a-Porter. Susan Caplan Vintage Collection, www.susancaplan.co.uk.
Organza crepon pleated gown, £3,990, by Oscar de la Renta. Vintage 1950s diamanté drop earrings, £135, from Susan Caplan Vintage Collection. Net-a-Porter, 0845-675 1321; www.net-a-porter.com. Oscar de la Renta, www.oscardelarenta.com and see Net-a-Porter. Susan Caplan Vintage Collection, www.susancaplan.co.uk. | Image: Damian Foxe
Tulle and lace dress, £20,000, by Christian Dior. Ballet shoes, dancer’s own. Christian Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and branches/stockists.
Tulle and lace dress, £20,000, by Christian Dior. Ballet shoes, dancer’s own. Christian Dior, 31 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7172 0172; www.dior.com) and branches/stockists. | Image: Damian Foxe
Cotton vest (customised by stylist to look dirty), £27, by Sunspel. Silk trousers, £970, by Louis Vuitton. Ballet shoes, dancer’s own. Louis Vuitton, 190-192 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7399 4050; www.louisvuitton.com) and branches/stockists. Sunspel, 40 Old Compton Street, London W1 (020-7734 4491; www.sunspel.com) and branch/stockists. With thanks to Scottish Ballet (0141-331 2931; www.scottishballet.co.uk), which will be touring A Streetcar Named Desire across the UK in April and May. The team stayed at the Andaz Liverpool Street, 40 Liverpool Street, London EC2 (020-7961 1234; www.andaz.hyatt.com). Direction: Nancy Meckler. Choreography: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Hair: Ernesto Montenovo at My-Management using Shu Uemura Art of Hair. Make-up: Jo Frost using Laura Mercier cosmetics and Dermalogica skincare. Dancers: Eve Mutso-Oja and Tama Barry at Scottish Ballet. Stylist’s assistant: Marco De Magalhaes. Photographer’s assistants: Matt Lawes and Niall Kennedy. Make-up assistant: Hannah Mirsaeedy. Digital operator: Studio Private. Retouching: Studio Private.
Cotton vest (customised by stylist to look dirty), £27, by Sunspel. Silk trousers, £970, by Louis Vuitton. Ballet shoes, dancer’s own. Louis Vuitton, 190-192 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7399 4050; www.louisvuitton.com) and branches/stockists. Sunspel, 40 Old Compton Street, London W1 (020-7734 4491; www.sunspel.com) and branch/stockists. With thanks to Scottish Ballet (0141-331 2931; www.scottishballet.co.uk), which will be touring A Streetcar Named Desire across the UK in April and May. The team stayed at the Andaz Liverpool Street, 40 Liverpool Street, London EC2 (020-7961 1234; www.andaz.hyatt.com). Direction: Nancy Meckler. Choreography: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Hair: Ernesto Montenovo at My-Management using Shu Uemura Art of Hair. Make-up: Jo Frost using Laura Mercier cosmetics and Dermalogica skincare. Dancers: Eve Mutso-Oja and Tama Barry at Scottish Ballet. Stylist’s assistant: Marco De Magalhaes. Photographer’s assistants: Matt Lawes and Niall Kennedy. Make-up assistant: Hannah Mirsaeedy. Digital operator: Studio Private. Retouching: Studio Private. | Image: Damian Foxe
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