a mosaic mirrored vision for Christian Dior SS18 show
Alexandre de Betak is the creative mind behind many Haute Couture Runway's Shows.
In 1990 he created his agency, that he called Bureau Betak, keeping the dream became real: throughout his career, he has been designing over 1000 fashion shows for countless designers. De Betak has produced runway shows, events, installations, and exhibitions for some of the most famous fashion houses in the world: his art is turning spaces into stories for these luxurious labels, bringing designer's concepts to life. Over the course of his career, the artist has revolutionized the way in which collections are shown, offering an approach which is both architectural and theatrical; spectacular and nuanced.
One of them is Christian Dior spring/ summer 2018 show in Paris— a gleaming wonderland inspired by the esoteric Niki de Saint Phalle's Jardin des Tarot, a Gaudi-Esque mosaic-filled sculpture garden located in Tuscany, Italy.
The venue was made up of over 80,000 broken mirror pieces in the gardens of the Musée Rodin, giving the runway's portal the feeling of a frozen wonderland. The mirrors created a luminous space — picking up and reflecting the bold colors of Maria Grazia Chiuri's Dior collection throughout the interior.
The overall dim lighting allowed the mirror's reflections to dance on the walls above the seated viewers.The pavilion's stark white concrete interior is decorated with clusters of mirror pieces that creep up the undulating walls and continue along the floor and ceiling.