The Cast of Glee is featured in the new issue of Vogue Magazine this month, with an accompanying article with each actor talking about fashion and how it relates to their character on the show. They posed for a group photo wearing outfits that they’d “never wear on the show.”
When Glee started, I had no idea who Marc Jacobs was. In no way was I a fashion person!” confesses Chris Colfer, who won a Golden Globe Award in 2011 for his depiction of the out-and-proud high school chorister Kurt. “I did all my shopping at my small-town Target. Maybe if I dressed better I wouldn’t have had such a hard time in school,” he says, laughing a little ruefully. “Now, as Kurt, I get to wear all these amazing things, by people whose names I can’t even pronounce.” Those “amazing things”—the singular looks that the cast sports both on- and, increasingly, offscreen—have led, to the thrilled amazement of Colfer and his costars, to the cast’s current role as spokespeople for this year’s Fashion’s Night Out, the annual fall ritual that celebrates style and shopping, the joys of inventing your own look and having a ball while doing so. Admirers of the show (Gleeks, in current parlance) know that their beloved characters express themselves not only through music—there is also the matter of their deliciously quirky relationship to fashion, which makes them the perfect collective headliners for FNO. “From the beginning, I asked the costume designer to give each of these kids an archetypal identity,” recalls Ryan Murphy, creator and executive producer. “We didn’t want them to look like generic mall kids. Now their looks are being copied! On the show, they don’t get to wear designer clothes, except for Chris. In fact, people ask me all the time, ‘Where does he get those clothes in Ohio?’ ” (Answer: He orders them online.)
You can read the whole article over on Vogue. Interesting stuff to hear the Glee kids talking about fashion. The way each character dresses definitely helps you get a feel for which character they’re trying to portray. Strange though that neither Santanna, nor Mercedes is in this picture.