Liya Kebede, Coco Rocha, Jessica Stam, Amber Valletta, Linda Evangelista, Carolyn Murphy, Kristen McMenamy, Guinevere van Seenus, Steven Meisel, Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bündchen, Agyness Deyn, Stella Tennant, Natalia Vodianova, Karen Elson and Christy Turlington by Steven Meisel 2009
When Conway’s critics pile on, she just keeps spinning. “She can stand in the breach and take incoming all day long,” Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist, told me. “That’s something you can’t coach.” She’s figured out that she doesn’t need to win the argument. All she has to do is craft a semi-plausible (if not entirely coherent) counternarrative, so that those who don’t want to look past the facade of Trump’s Potemkin village don’t have to.
“Once more from the top, gentlemen. And do try and look as though you’re enjoying it. The aim is for the audience to stay awake throughout.”
Douglas and Martin begrudgingly took to their starting positions again, pasting on cheerful expressions at their director’s behest. It was too bad that her son, the happiest person in the company, was only playing a tree. He was the only one who still looked genuinely upbeat, three hours into a fairly joyless rehearsal.
“Break a leg, chaps,” Arthur hissed, from behind his leafy mask. He stuck out a branch and gave them a thumbs-up.