>> Malcolm McLaren is typically associated with Vivienne Westwood when it comes to fashion, but these days, he's thinking a lot about a different designer: Christian Dior.
For over a year, McLaren has been working on a Broadway musical, The Life and Times of Christian Dior, and plans to finalize the casting in New York over the next few months. The musical marks an extension of the fascination with designers we've seen recently, especially in the case of Coco Chanel, the subject of two forthcoming biopics — Coco avant Chanel and Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky. But of course, McLaren's piece will be about Dior, and set to music — authentic music of the period — no punk music here.
He told Interview in their October 2008 issue that he didn't know whether we'll see Dior singing and dancing — "I can't quite imagine that yet, but hey, who knows? It's possible."