Prolific television writer/director/producer Ryan Murphy was quite possibly the most popular guy at the Michael Kors-honoring God’s Love We Deliver event last night. And with three popular shows — including Glee — on network TV rotation this fall, we can’t blame people for freaking out.
Full disclosure: Like Leah, I kind of fell behind on the show last season. (Although, if there are possibilities of watching Quinn going all preppy-Americana at Yale, I might consider watching again.) But despite the show’s absence on my DVR queue, I’d have to live in a hole to not know that Sarah Jessica Parker guest stars this season as a Vogue.com editor with wardrobe tips from real life Vogue editrix Anna Wintour (and makeup inspired by former Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld).
So, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to ask Glee‘s well-connected helmer for some insider tips on what other fashion-y plans he has in store. And that’s when things got really good.
Fashionista: What did you think of Sarah Jessica Parker channeling Anna Wintour on your show?
Ryan Murphy: Well, she wasn’t channeling her, we’re both friends with Anna — good friends — so we wanted to do something that was very respectful and we really worked with Anna in that role. Anna and Sarah Jessica Parker had meetings and they actually just had another meeting. Anna’s has really helped us with the clothes that Sarah wears. So they’re very authentic — a lot of new designers, a lot of American designers, so we’ve worked really hard to make it real.
What other fashion-y people would you like to bring on the show? You’re known for bringing on some very cool guest stars.
You know the one person — I talked to him a long time ago — who was actually a very big fan of Glee and who I think I could get on is Tom Ford. So I would write something for Tom Ford.
Amazing. What’s your dream role for him?
Well, I would want him to be himself, you know? You shivered with delight just then.
Ooh, what if he directed an episode (Tom Ford directed the much-lauded 2009 movie A Single Man, which garnered a Golden Globe for star Colin Firth and Oscar noms for Firth and co-star Julianne Moore)?
I think he’s a little busy right now, but I think it would be fun if he could breeze in and do something. I know that he’s a fan of the show and we’re obviously big fans of his. That would be fun.
Singing and dancing?
I don’t know that he would do that, but maybe he would just do something dramatic.