WORDS Milton White
The best part of fall is that it represents a new season of fashion and a new season of plays and productions from our favorite performing arts organizations. What better way to celebrate the upcoming 2017–2018 season than to look through the eyes of fashion? Speaking of: On the fashion front we have several events to look forward to! The Dressing Downton exhibit at Cheekwood continues through September 10th. Nordstrom will host a St. John luncheon and fall 2017 runway show on September 13th from 12 to 3 p.m. Haymaker & Co. will celebrate its 3rd anniversary on September 14th with a party in store from 5 to 8 p.m. I will curate and host All About Evening, my bi-annual gown and dress event at Jamie from September 14th to 23rd. The 25th Annual Pearls of Wisdom Fashion Show will be at Richland Country Club on September 16th. The 5th Annual Chic Awearness event that benefits Gilda’s Club will take place at Prima on September 25th. American Cancer Society’s Best Dressed Ball is November 11th at Prima. Nashville Fashion Alliance will present NFA Honors: Art & Commerce on November 16th at Marathon Music Works.
Nashville’s performing arts calendar has something for everyone! Our editorial celebrates that influence. What follows is a complete list of the 2017–2018 season. Nashville Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (September 23–24), Lizzie Borden with The Raven (October 26–28), Nashville’s Nutcracker: Celebrating 10 Years! (December 2–23), Attitude Light: The Holocaust & Humanity Project (February 9–11), Family Day at the Ballet (April 15), Modern Masters Kylian, Wheeldon & Balanchine (May 4–6), Emergence in Creative Collaboration with The Bluebird Café (June 1–3). Nashville Children’s Theatre: The Hundred Dresses (September 24– October 1), Mr. Popper’s Penguins (October 26–December3), Cinderella (December 14–21), The Snowy Day & Other Stories (January 18–February 11), Mockingbird (March 1–18), Dragons Love Tacos (April 12–May 13). Nashville Opera: Tosca (October 5 & 7), Maria de Buenos Aires (November 10–12), Hercules vs. Vampires (January 27), Susannah (April 6–8). Nashville Rep: Sense & Sensibility (September 9–23), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (October 14–November 4), A Christmas Story (November 25–December 22), Smart People (February 10–24), Inherit the Wind (March 24–April 21). Studio Tenn: The Battle of Franklin (September 7– 22), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (December 1–17), Doubt : A Parable (February 15–25), Grease (May 10–20). TPAC: Part of the Plan (September 8–24), Fun Home (October 10–15), An American in Paris (October 31–November 5), The King and I (January 30–February 4), Cabaret (February 27–March 4), Wicked (March 28–April 22), Love Never Dies (June 19–24).
Models: Rebecca, EYE Model Management (www.eyemgmt.com); Andrew Morstein, Nashville Opera; Anne Elizabeth McIntosh, Nashville Rep; Judson Veach, Nashville Ballet; Tamiko Robinson, Nashville Children’s Theatre; Catherine Birdsong, Nashville Children’s Theatre; Brent Hyams, TPAC; Taylor Novak, Studio Tenn
Make-up Artist/Hair Stylist: Kenzi Leath
Photographed at the home of Sylvia Roberts, the iconic Nashville house
- 1 Nashville Opera (Tosca)
Nashville Opera tenor Andrew Morstein is our Scarpia to Rebecca’s Tosca. Andrew is in Zegna navy tuxedo, Eton white tuxedo shirt, and Brackisk feather bowtie (Oak Hall). Rebecca is in Theia ruby metallic off the shoulder gown (Jamie); Judith Bright garnet earrings and garnet and gold bracelets (Judith Bright), Everything Visual disco vintage necklace (Absolution). Olsen double candlestick and candles (Absolution).
- 2 Nashville Ballet (The Sleeping Beauty)
Nashville Ballet’s Jason Veach has awoken our Sleeping Beauty, Rebecca. Judson is in an Ermenegildo Zegna navy check suit, Eton white and navy check button down shirt, Eton paisley tie, Robert Talbott pocket square (Oak Hall). Rebecca is in Forever Unique nude strapless jumpsuit (Hero); Boundkit aquamarine, fluorite, chalcedony, rose quartz, and blue quartz necklace, Cluse rose metallic watch (AshBlue).
3 Nashville Rep (Sense & Sensibility)
Our Dashwood sisters are Nashville Rep board member Anne Elizabeth McIntosh and model Rebecca. Anne Elizabeth isin Julie Brown NYC smoke ultrasuede dress with ruffles (K.McCarthy); Baroque freshwater pearl necklace with Makure gold and diamond rondel; The Mazza Company x pearl earrings, The Mazza Company pearl and gold bracelet (Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry); Chanel dark beige accordion handbag, Stuart Weitzman nude peep toe with gold cork platform heel (The Private Label). Rebecca is in Waverly Grey multi faux fur vest (K. McCarthy); 360 Cashmere leopard print pullover (Emerson Grace); Luisa Cerano forest velvet cargo pants (Jamie); chain fringe necklace (Absolution); Prada green and blue metallic cork wedge sandals (The Private Label).
- 4 TPAC (American in Paris)
TPAC COO, Brent Hyams, is an amazing Jerry Mulligan to Rebecca’s Lisa Dassin. Brent is in Bevilacqua blue striped shirt, Bevilacqua tweed vest, Liberty of London paisley bow tie, Raleigh black jeans (Haymaker & Co.). Rebecca is in Chanel fuschia metallic pullover with removeable turtleneck, Balenciaga silver open toed shoe with black detail (The Private Label); The Row ink pants (Jamie); Wilbur & Gussie grey satin clutch (AshBlue).
- 5 Studio Tenn (The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe)
Rebecca is a wicked White Witch while Studio Tenn actor, Taylor Novak makes a badass lion, Aslan. Rebecca is in Powder almond dyed mink vest with pearl dyed golden island fox (Mink Links); Brandon Maxwell ivory layered blouse, Minxx white leggings with mirrors (Jamie). Taylor is in My Tribe camel coat with faux fur collar (Jamie); W.R.K black short sleeve Henley, J Brand chocolate jeans, W. Kleinberg bison belt (Haymaker & Co.) Shannon dog tag, Blo Vintage chain and whistle (Absolution).
- 6 Nashville Children’s Theater(The Hundred Dresses)
Nashville Children’s Theatre‘s Tamiko Robinson and Catherine Birdsong are the OG Plastics (aka Mean Girls) to Rebecca’s Wanda. Tamiko Robinson is in Chanel royal blue sleeveless knit dress, Jimmy Choo purple glitter sandals, Chanel pink and pearl earrings (The Private Label). Catherine is in Theia persimmon halter dress with ruffles (Jamie); Manolo Blahnik chartreuse sandals with crystal details, Emporia Armani fuschia suede handbag with black feathers (The Private Label). Rebecca is in Etcetera denim dress (The Private Label).