HOT LIGHTS

Four un­for­get­table ADB pro­duc­tions.

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VIC­TO­RIA’S SECRET 2005 Dolls gone wild. Amid gi­gan­tic in­flated teddy bears, al­pha­bet blocks and Christ­mas tree or­na­ments, the An­gels en­tered the run­way from a gift box as if they were an­i­mated dolls in a child’s nurs­ery, only to as­sume hu­man pro­por­tions as they strut­ted the run­way— a provoca­tive blur­ring of babes and ba­bies.

CHRIS­TIAN DIOR COU­TURE FALL 2012: FLORAL FANTASIA,

PART ONE Raf Si­mons’s de­but at Dior will be re­mem­bered as much for the sa­lon walls pan­elled in blooms as for his deftly recon­ceived clas­sics. In col­lab­o­ra­tion with florists Mark Colle and Eric Chau­vin, Bureau Be­tak spent weeks con­struct­ing ir­ri­ga­tion and drainage sys­tems within steel struc­tures filled with wa­t­er­ab­sorb­ing foam so that the roughly one mil­lion or­chids, mi­mosas and del­phini­ums would stay fresh.

HUS­SEIN CHA­LAYAN FALL 2007 Cat­walk cy­clone. Thanks to a fan, dry ice and hazy light­ing, a man­made tor­nado ap­peared to shoot up from a hole in a rounded plat­form at the end of the run­way. The wind high­lighted the vol­ume of the mod­els’ dresses like a Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe mo­ment am­pli­fied to the ex­treme.

CHRIS­TIAN DIOR SPRING 2016: FLORAL

FANTASIA, PART TWO Within the Lou­vre’s ma­jes­tic Cour Car­rée, Bureau Be­tak trans­formed the fa­cade of the cus­tom-made venue into a pur­plish-blue moun­tain planted with some 350,000 del­phinium stems. In­side, the spot­lights were rigged on tele­scopic arms and clus­tered like blos­soms. Post-show, the pub­lic was en­cour­aged to pick away at the 18-me­tre-high cre­ation.

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