During New York Fashion Week, Elle participated in the play during Opening Ceremony’s Spring/Summer 2015 show. Elle, playing an earnest newbie model from Oklahoma, sported a swimming-pool-inspired cut-out grommet dress.
In 100% Lost Cotton, stylist Brian Molloy, played by Bobby, is desperately in love with Patrick, Humberto’s husband. After getting in a fight about the collection in front of Vogue editor Lisa Love (played by Rashida), the confrontation gets physical as Humberto tackles Brian. Meanwhile, Carol, played by Catherine, is a ferocious, quick-tempered alpha who hardly utters a line that’s not a bellow. “Yes—he’s in love with Patrick, you ignore Patrick, you’re both assholes, and I’m losing money!”
In the end, though, friendship triumphs over hardship. Bella and Julie, played by Dree and Elle respectively, commiserate on the anonymity of models (“you spend hours in the morning worrying about what you’re gonna do and say and wear”) before bonding over the silver lining. “[Fashion] is about invention and reinvention,” Bella said. “Every morning you wake up and you get to decide what type of person you want to be.” 100% Lost Cotton is a work of fiction, but doesn’t try to resolve any of these inherent industry paradoxes. In the last scene, as the cast breaks into a song-and-dance number (set to Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home”), you got the feeling that even with its outsized egos and rampant superficiality, fashion is a worthwhile pursuit. At the very least, it’s a great way to have fun with your friends.
The pictures of the rehearsal, play, and backstage where added to the gallery, plus vine of Karlie Kloss, Dree Hemingway, and Elle was uploaded which you can see below!