Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Kudos to Show Designers -- Day 121

Walk: R/T JCC and Mindful Body
Distance: 2 miles, take class and give class

Much of the success of the Gaultier show is owed to the designers and stagers, Montreal-based Denis Marleau and Stephanie Jasmin of UBU/Campagnie de creation.  Among their innovations was a mobile runway show, big screen clips of movies featuring Gaultier costumes, and especially 30 animated, talking mannequins, placed throughout the galleries, including one of Gaultier.  These added an extra dimension to the lively atmosphere by surprising visitors with their lifelike presence and spontaneous commentary and songs.  So often in fashion exhibitions, the attendees are mostly limited to various ilks of fashionistas as well as people in the trade - seamstresses, tailors, etc.  But, due in large part to the captivating and enlivening staging, the show attendees ranged through a large human spectrum all of whom were engaged and enjoying themselves.

 The "Runway"

 People Enjoying The Show: 

This soft creation really called to me.   Now, Au Revoir, Gaultier Show.

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