Saks Fifth Avenue
Winter Wonders of the World
Even the most jaded New Yorkers walking down Fifth Avenue could not help but stop in their tracks at 7 pm on November 23 and gaze in admiration (if not awe) when the lights were switched on at the Saks Fifth Avenue Winter Wonders of the World show. Heralded by a 200-member choir and towering eight stories high, the holiday lighting extravaganza, which is made up of 225,000 individually controlled points of light, features frozen fantasy images of iconic global landmarks like the Eifel Tower, Roman Coliseum and Taj Mahal. Uplighting the background of this dazzling display requires fixtures with an intense output, which is precisely why LD Chris Werner of Chris Werner Design specified the Iluminarc Colorist Line 12Qa RGBA LED fixtures from Chauvet for the task.
Bal Harbour Location
Neiman Marcus made history in 1971, when it opened its first-ever store outside Texas in Miami Beach’s upscale Bal Harbour Shops, an open-air shopping center populated by luxury retailers. So, recently, when the ground-breaking Bal Harbour store underwent a major renovation, the company fittingly proclaimed the event with a momentous Grand Re-Opening celebration featuring appearances by world-renowned fashion designers, musical performers, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres – and, to strike the right blend of pomp and elegance, lighting from CHAUVET Professional.
67th annual Parsons Benefit
Sleek…dazzling…brilliantly colored; all aptly describe the exquisite designs on display at the 67th annual Parsons Benefit fundraiser-fashion show that took place at the River Pavilion at Manhattan’s Jacob Javits Convention Center. These terms applied equally well to the multi-faceted lightshow that energized the runway during this prestigious event, thanks in no small measure to a collection of CHAUVET Professional Next NXT-1 panels provided by WorldStage. Lighting Designer Shawn Kaufman of CS Lighting arranged 44 of the moving LED panels on the sides of the runway to heighten the visual impact of the fashion show and benefit dinner, which raises money to support scholarships at the New School.