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July 24, 2006 8:51 PM   Subscribe

Two videos (second one live) I don't understand in the slightest but which are pretty to watch. (movs)
posted by dobbs (16 comments total)

 
Pretty to watch, but why the Schindler's List music?
posted by Robot Johnny at 8:58 PM on July 24, 2006


I swear this was just called asdf. Am I going mad? Nice clip - hologram yes?
posted by tellurian at 9:04 PM on July 24, 2006


I emailed the admins to fix it, tellurian. Thx M&J!
posted by dobbs at 9:08 PM on July 24, 2006


Alexander McQueen is one of the most influential English fashion designers. This is his wesite with the clip in the FPP.
More.
posted by nickyskye at 9:16 PM on July 24, 2006


It's just some sort of special effect, obviously. They probably had the audience hooked up with an 'applause' sign.
posted by delmoi at 9:19 PM on July 24, 2006


Yeah, I saw the "asdf" in my rss, and I was all "wtf?"

Cool videos, but no context? I wonder if in the live version, did each side of the audience see the same thing, or while she was facing the camera, did the audience behind her see her back?

Post-Google: yes, it appears it was a hologram of Kate Moss. Boing Boinged back in March.
posted by blendor at 9:22 PM on July 24, 2006


Pardon me:
The technology, while producing a very nice effect, is not technically "holographic" and is known as Pepper's Ghost (wiki look-up).
posted by blendor at 9:25 PM on July 24, 2006


Clever.

Nice vids, tho.

Seriously, nickyskye, great job with the supplemental links.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:27 PM on July 24, 2006


Ah! Glassworks.
posted by tellurian at 9:31 PM on July 24, 2006


Very interesting. Hmm. I wish it had been a hologram, though.
posted by blacklite at 9:50 PM on July 24, 2006


kind of reminds me of this clip
posted by pyramid termite at 10:06 PM on July 24, 2006


pyramid termite, You're delightfully mischievous. And it reminds me of Joni Mitchell's floating music too.
posted by nickyskye at 11:01 PM on July 24, 2006


This is the same effect (Pepper's Ghost like blendor said) that the Gorillaz used to perform live at the MTV awards, well technically it was a more sophisticated version of that effect, but anyhoo, here's the video
posted by TwoWordReview at 1:51 AM on July 25, 2006


Wow. Did he present an entire show like that?

Aside from being a genius (if I were a lady, I would remortgage my house in order to wear his clothes) McQueen's shows are always spectacular - he's sent models out into a contained torrential rainstorm, and had car factory robots spraypainting models in plain white dresses.

Also, you have to love a man who, while an apprentice at Anderson and Shepherd, sewed the phrase 'I am a cunt' into the lining of a jacket being made for Prince Charles.
posted by jack_mo at 2:37 AM on July 25, 2006


So what, Kate Moss is so incredibly hot that she no longer inhabits the same physical realm as the rest of us?
posted by geoff. at 9:49 AM on July 25, 2006


jack_mo, Amazing story about the Prince Charles jacket.
posted by nickyskye at 1:40 PM on July 25, 2006


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