WWD: How did it feel to wear Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” coat at Philip Treacy?
S.L.: That was the highlight of everything! In the waiting room, they were like, “You have to sign this release. You’re wearing Michael Jackson’s original clothing, and you can’t tell anyone about it.” It was really emotional, because the first couple of looks weren’t working out, but then, sure enough, I got “Thriller.” I said, “I don’t care if you like this, because I love it and I’m wearing it.”
WWD: Was there tight security on the jacket?
S.L.: Security backstage was kind of tight in general. At one point, I was standing in the lineup and felt someone caress my back. At first I thought it was somebody from wardrobe, but I turn around, and it’s frickin’ Lady Gaga. She was like, “Oh, my god, you’re wearing ‘Thriller’ — can I try it on?” I was like, “No. I am keeping this on as long as humanly possible.”
[above: Sessilee Lopez in Philip Treacy RTW Spring 2013]
love the outfit