We asked photographer Tyler Mitchell and
stylist Julia Baylis to reinterpret our Fall ‘17
collection. The result? A dreamy series of photos that explores the politics of
representation, street culture and gender
“I knew I wanted to probe politics of representation in these clothes that so clearly tied themselves to notions of street culture and hip-hop. It’s important during this time to give life and a voice to black people you wouldn’t normally see in high fashion spaces.” – Tyler Mitchell
Joshua Miner, Johnathan Darby, and Bari
wearing Marc Jacobs Fall ’17 Photographed by Tyler Mitchell, styled by Julia Baylis
Random facts about AVPM/AVPM cast from the AVPM7 livestream
In honour of Starkid doing another long livestream, here are some random facts mentioned in the AVPM7 livestream. In no particular order and done from memory, so if you want to add the missing one, that’d be nice.
Matt never asked permission for AVPM. He just put the announcement poster on the wall and by the time UMich could take action, people were already looking forward to it.
Most of the Starkids got to know each other through the pre-Starkid LOTR show.
Nick and Matt’s dad thought came to the dress rehearsal and it was a mess.
There was one show where Tyler showed up (to play Cedric), and no one knew that he was going to be there.
They learned Voldemort Is Going Down on the day of opening night.
Just before opening, they cut a lot of scenes.
Tyler has a lot of Starbucks stories.
Julia entered the production two days before opening night.
The original plan was to cast Mark as Crabbe, but Mark didn’t want to. They decided to wait, assuming Mark would pop in after all, but at one point they realised that it wasn’t going to happen.
Meredith is a huge nerd.
Brian H. only had one kiss in a production with Starkid actors.
Tyler is the punmaster.
Joe W. dresses up as Batman as a party, and it is very sweet.
Meredith wasn’t in AVPM, because she was doing another show.
They were aware of the possible copyright claims- especially Matt and Julia - but they never got why there was a possible copyright claim. The show was free after all.
The boys had a “SHIRTS OFF!” joke backstage.
Jaime has seen the AVSR extras at least four times, Dylan hasn’t even watched AVSR yet.
Britney is currently touring. During the livestream, she was in Cleveland Ohio.
Tyler only has his Hufflepuff tie and his wand.
Jaime is a hoader when it comes to Starkid props. She really has a lot of stuff.
It is about AVPS, but Brian H. loves the song Missing You.
Bonnie is alright and she has two kids.
They can’t even sing Happy Birthday.
There is a lot of High School Musical in AVPM because the Starkids were so into it.
Tyler auditioned for AVPM with the saddest song possible, but he still ended up playing Cedric.
They really wanted to put Slughorn in the shows, but it didn’t work out. They put him in the A Very Potter Christmas story.
Julia thinks Lauren does the best “butt acting”.
There were a lot of Seamus and Dean scenes in AVPM, but they cut it. Instead, there was a lot of Seamus and Dean in AVPS and AVPSY.
Meredith was in the audience of one of the videos. I don’t remember if it was AVPM or AVPS.