By popular request – more composers on the catwalk

By popular request – more composers on the catwalk


norman lebrecht

March 22, 2011

After the big modelling contract of the day…

First, Sir Harrison Birtwistle introducing his celebrated line in urban leisurewear.

picture by Malcolm Crowthers for one of the last columns I wrote for the former Evening Standard

Here’s Sofia Gubaidulina in her new off-the-shoulder look, perfect for premieres.


Nico Muhly, dressed for radio. In Minnesota.

Here’s Philip Glass, crashing in on Muhly’s confab with his designer, Diane von Furstenburg.
Nico Muhly Designer Diane Von Furstenberg, composer Nico Muhly, and composer Philip Glass attend a screening of "The Reader" hosted by Diane Von Furstenberg and Philip Glass at The Tribeca Grand Hotel on December 18, 2008 in New York City.
Mark Antony Turnage, the falling-over-backwards sleeveless look

And finally John Adams knitwear, very popular with the country set (from


  • Marie Lamb says:

    While American composer Marc Mellits is not on the catwalk here, this design of his was very popular with the male hosts at WCNY-FM;