The TV show Glee burst onto the scene just over two years ago and seemingly became an overnight sensation. Who knew that with network schedules clogged with catty Real Housewives, crystal meth-making science teachers, and slick '50s advertising agents, the enduring frontrunner would be a blend of musical theatre with melodrama that focuses on a clan of high school outsiders. Turning the cast of unknowns into superstars overnight, the misfits have made the magazine rounds -- slutting it up for GQ -- many, many times. Joe Zee at Elle has had his way with them, Lea Michele made the cover of Harpers Bazaar and even yours truly has given love to the singin' and dancin' tweens.
But now, it's Anna's turn. Wintour and crew wrangled the whole cast (minus the grown-ups), slapped a few pounds of greasepaint on their mugs, decked them out in red, black and a little glitter for Ms. Michele (who, in addition to being in the most showy outfit of the picture, just so happened to land front and center, ever-so-gently lifting one perfectly ankle-bootied foot: werk, girl) to promote Fashion's Night Out madness. The article discusses how important the visuals are to the shows, especially in terms of defining characters -- creator Ryan Murphy was intent on creating discernable archetypes for viewers (we still remember the first time we saw Quinn out of her Cheerios outfit and her hair released from its taut ponytail, we literally gasped). While onscreen the only fashion-crazed diva is, of course, Kurt, but Chris Colfer admits he's not too interested in shopping on his downtime. The real clotheshorse is Kevin McHale, who plays the nerdy, wheelchair-bound Artie, who became "obsessed with a Marc by Marc Jacobs 'half-kilt thing.'" Uh, looks like Lea may have some diva competition.