Review of concert from
Vanity Fair, 2003-11-01
The Funny Valentines.
Diana Krall and Elvis Costello,
musicians, singers, lovers, upholders of the
virtue of songcraft.
Krall: seven albums; two Grammys.
Costello: 24 albums; one Grammy; inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.
Two old souls: he, the kind of guy who, at
the age of 19, could write the lyric "Bad lovers
face to face in the morning/ Shy aplogies and polite
regrets"; she, the kind of gal who, with that
beguiling, oboe-rich alto, already sounded like an
accomplished contemporary of Rosemary Clooney's or Ella
Fitzgerald's on her earliest recordings. That these
two paragons of Cole Porter urbanity and grown-up
mischief should find themselves engaged, well, it's
delovely, wunderbar, the top, magnifique, and
whatever other Porter allusion you care to deploy.
We'll leave it to the likes of People and Us to
speculate about babies on the way, but already, we
can report, there has been some cross-pollination:
Elvis, a longtime guitar man, is now singing while
playing piano, and Diana, a longtime "interpreter",
is now writing her own songs.
Photographed by Mark Seliger in New York City on
August 27, 2003.
Styled by Wendy Schecter. Krall's Gown by Vera
Wang; Shoes by Jimmy Choo; earrings by Stephen
Russell. Costello's suit and shoes by Dolce & Gabbana;
shirt and tie Richard James. Hair products by Phyto;
makeup products by Woman Cosmetics; hair, makeup,
and grooming by Voula Ampas; set design by the Marla
Weinhoff Studio. For details, see credits page.
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Diana Krall's hair styled with Phyto's PhytoVolume
Actif Maximising Volume Spray, from selected hair
salons. Makeup products by Woman Cosmetics, available
at Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue stores; on her
face, Sandy Liquid Foundation; on her eye's,
Eyeshadow in Mistress; on her cheeks, Blush in Glow;
on her lips, Lipstick in Forever; on her body,
Body Shimmer in Moonbeam; Voula Ampas for Woman