Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Gemma Ward is back - in black

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Well it's not Hedi Slimane or Tom Ford (we don't think), but this ill-fitting tux worn by Gemma Ward and conceptual photoshoot for The Perth Theatre Company's upcoming production of The Ugly One, in which Ward is due to make her stage debut, could be the next best thing to a piece of fashion theatre that Ward's fans have had since the former world number one disappeared herself from the sartorial stage. The shots have just been released by the PTC, presumably shortly after today's press conference in Perth, during which Ward's fellow actors Benj D'Addario, Brendan Ewing and Geoff Kelso were reportedly totally ignored by the assembled media throng, in favour of Ward. They should probably get used to this.

During the course of said presser, only one question apiece was permitted and it emerged that: Ward plays three roles in the production, including a septuaganarian; that she is playing ping-pong, chess and guitar with the Perth-based fam during her downtime; and that Marius von Mayenburg's play has prompted some introspection from Ward regarding the subject of beauty. 

Noted Ward, “It has made me look at everything that we feel about beauty and the way it affects us... I started to notice how often we refer to things as beautiful or not. It’s a fascinating prism to look at the world through.”

Clearly, she has been out of the fashion biz for a bit too long.  

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