- Paris, Paris, 2006
Using Pepper’s Ghost techniques, Dick Straker of Mesmer created this illusion for Alexander McQueen’s show in Paris.
Inside an empty glass pyramid, a mysterious puff of white smoke appeared from nowhere and spun in midair, slowly resolving itself into the moving, twisting shape of a woman enveloped in the billowing folds of a white dress. It was Kate Moss, and as a visual effect it received a standing ovation at the show.
Various recordings of the event have over 70,000 hits on Youtube, with many other companies claiming involvement, and entirely fictitious technical explanations (such as holograms).
- Technical Consultant
- Dick Straker
- Alexander McQueen
- Baillie Walsh