A quick historical past of puppet vogue exhibits

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You might have heard about Moschino’s marionette vogue present at New York Style Week that not too long ago went viral. It was put collectively by Moschino Inventive Director Jeremy Scott, who was trying to find progressive methods to showcase Moschino’s Spring/Summer time 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 succeed in out to his collaborators at Jim Henson’s Creature Store to assist deliver his thought to life.

He and the Creature Store’s Peter Brooke not too long ago spoke with Vogue concerning the undertaking:

Utilizing puppetry in a vogue present definitely isn’t frequent, however as Jeremy explains within the making of featurette above, utilizing marionettes and dolls for a vogue present isn’t a brand new thought. The earliest instance of a marionette vogue present I’m conscious of – and the one I imagine Jeremy references – was staged in London in the course of the Second World Battle:

(watch the newsreel for the marionette vogue present, however keep for the sexist, previous timey reporting on the WWA – Girls’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) :

Style exhibits aren’t only for marionettes both. Again within the late Nineteen Nineties I used to be concerned in a number of vogue exhibits for Italian-Canadian Designer Sofia Verna that featured life measurement black mild puppets. Extra not too long ago, British designer Aitor Throup showcased his assortment at London Style Week on massive scale puppets carried out by Puppets with Guts. I’m positive there are different examples of collaborations between vogue homes and puppetry corporations that I’ve missed.

Particular due to Ilan on the Israel Puppet Theater Heart for sharing Moschino’s marionette present at New York Style Week!

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