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The Making of Marc Jacobs’s Spring 2017 Set

Go behind the scenes with Stefan Beckman, fashion’s favorite set designer – and Marc Jacobs’s 12-year partner-in-crime – at the Hammerstein Ballroom, which the two transformed into a rave-like, “Blade Runner” extravaganza complete with 1,500 lightbulbs, dry ice machines, and glittering pools of glycerin for the grand finale of New York Fashion Week Spring 2017.

Released on 9/17/2016

Transcript

00:01
(anticipatory electronic music)
00:18
Mark likes the idea that
00:19
it's just raining light in the theater.
00:23
I mean the idea is an idea about light.
00:25
We were looking at different things,
00:26
we looked at Blade Runner in terms
00:27
of light and smoke and colored light
00:30
to kind of enhance the collection.
00:35
We thought that kind of dramatic look
00:38
for the girls would be great.
00:50
I mean we're always looking for something big scale-wise,
00:53
so that's always important, something we can do things in.
00:56
We started laying the lightbulbs
00:58
and laying all the other lights as well, like about 1,500.
01:03
We wanted this space to be kind of what it was,
01:05
I mean, almost like you walked into this club,
01:07
or you walked into this raw space
01:09
and enhancing it with light.
01:12
Obviously, the runway and smoke and sound,
01:15
that kind of experience.
01:20
(uplifting electronic music)