Published on October 27th, 2015 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson0
George Takei, Lea Salonga, and Telly Leung Go Glam for November’s Vanity Fair, Wearing Malan Breton
To celebrate the opening of the Broadway show “Allegiance”, Starring George Takei, Lea Salonga, and Telly Leung. Vanity Fair will feature a high fashion spread photographed by Luke Fontana, and styled by George Brescia, showcasing each actor wearing internationally acclaimed fashion designer Malan Breton. Shot at New York’s YouTube studios the editorial exhibits a classic Hollywood look with art direction by Mitch Dean.
When Mr Breton was asked how he felt learning these lifelong icons would be gracing the magazine in his designs, he simply bowed his head in gratitude, smiled, and said with a tear in his eye, he wished them success on Allegiance, and the Broadway opening.
“Allegiance” the musical is “Inspired by the true-life experience of its star George Takei (“Star Trek,” “Heroes”), Allegiance follows one family’s extraordinary journey in this untold American story.
A mysterious envelope leads Sam Kimura (Takei) back 60 years to a time when he (played as a young man by Telly Leung – Godspell, “Glee”) and his sister Kei (Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga – Miss Saigon, Mulan) strive to save their family from the wrongful imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Sam enlists in the army to prove the Kimuras’ loyalty, but Kei joins draft resisters fighting for the rights of their people.
Their paths take them from the lush farmlands of California to the wastelands of Wyoming to the battlefields of Europe, and their divided loyalties threaten to tear them apart forever. But as long-lost memories are unlocked, Sam finds that it is never too late to forgive and to recognize the redemptive power of love.”
The garments much like the musical are rooted in rich history, each hand constructed garment is made of hand woven material. Mr Breton, mentored by the late Arnold Scaasi, crafts his gowns using old world techniques taught to the couturieres of the past century. This careful construction gives a perfect fit each time, as witnessed in the image of Ms Salonga in his papillon gown. Each of the menswear pieces are crafted with the philosophy of fit, quality, and construction, Mr Breton learned from Paul Cuss at a British heritage brand famous for shirting the Prince of Wales.
About Malan Breton
Known for dressing Hollywood’s elite, Malan Breton has dressed stars like Keith Carradine, Minnie Driver, and popular musicians Michael Buble, & Ariana Grande. Also costuming such TV shows as NBC’s “Minute to Win It” for which he was nominated for the WGSN Global Fashion Award. Malan Breton has been featured globally in such magazines as VOGUE, WWD, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, ELLE, GQ, Details, W, Glamour, and on CNN.