You will have heard about Moschino’s marionette style present at New York Trend Week that not too long ago went viral. It was put collectively by Moschino Inventive Director Jeremy Scott, who was looking for revolutionary methods to showcase Moschino’s Spring/Summer season 2021 assortment within the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jeremy has labored with puppets earlier than (he’s sometimes dressed Miss Piggy through the years) and he determined to achieve out to his collaborators at Jim Henson’s Creature Store to assist deliver his concept to life.
He and the Creature Store’s Peter Brooke not too long ago spoke with Vogue concerning the mission:
Utilizing puppetry in a style present actually isn’t widespread, however as Jeremy explains within the making of featurette above, utilizing marionettes and dolls for a style present isn’t a brand new concept. The earliest instance of a marionette style present I’m conscious of – and the one I consider Jeremy references – was staged in London in the course of the Second World Struggle:
(watch the newsreel for the marionette style present, however keep for the sexist, outdated timey reporting on the WWA – Ladies’s Wrestling Affiliation – but extra proof that seemingly new concepts are sometimes something however)
There’s additionally this present, which was staged in London a number of years later (1960) :
Trend reveals aren’t only for marionettes both. Again within the late Nineties I used to be concerned in a number of style reveals for Italian-Canadian Designer Sofia Verna that featured life measurement black gentle puppets. Extra not too long ago, British designer Aitor Throup showcased his assortment at London Trend Week on massive scale puppets carried out by Puppets with Guts. I’m positive there are different examples of collaborations between style homes and puppetry firms that I’ve missed.
Particular due to Ilan on the Israel Puppet Theater Middle for sharing Moschino’s marionette present at New York Trend Week!