Yes, baroque hijinks ensue as a Karl Lagerfeld’s doppelgänger plays in a couture comic opera revival first performed in Versailles in 1745, today’s adaption of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Platée by Robert Carsen sees fashion industry figureheads playfully transfigured into gods, with Mount Olympus reimagined as Chanel’s headquarters. “Karl Lagerfeld is an absolutely suitable Jupiter,” says Felipe Sanguinetti, the filmmaker behind this backstage view of Carsen’s riotous production, which also features glimpses of Anna Wintour and Hamish Bowles doubles. Lagerfeld (onstage) as Jupiter, played by Edwin Crossley-Mercer, runs into domestic difficulty at the hands of his jealous wife Juno, a tweed-clad Coco Chanel. (Would husband Tom Ford have been more unexpected?) Anyway, the king of the gods goes on to trick Platée — an overweight fashionista — into a doomed romance – and even Lady Gaga even puts in an appearance as ‘La Folie’ (Madness) Of course, even her double will figure out a way to get in on this over-the-top fashion drama. Donatella!) Platée is at Opera Comique in Paris in its final performance tonight and then a concert version opens next week at Lincoln Center in New York on Wednesday, April 2. (via Nowness)
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