Dame Shirley Bassey will perform under a giant chandelier on Thursday
These details are from Swarovski’s web site:
SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL CHANDELIER TAKES
CENTRE STAGE AT FASHION ROCKS
For the Prince’s Trust 2007
Swarovski, the world’s leading producer of cut crystal for fashion, jewellery and chandeliers, has created an outstanding chandelier to adorn the stage of Fashion Rocks at the Royal Albert Hall on 18 October 2007.
The chandelier is an awe-inspiring 26 feet high, comprises 57,000 of the 16mm crystals, and weighs 800kg. It will provide a glittering and glamorous backdrop for the evening, which will be hosted by Samuel L Jackson and Uma Thurman.
Swarovski worked closely with set designer Bryce Walmsley on the design concept and construction of the chandelier which involved over 400 hours spent intricately assembling the crystal. Hundreds of crystal strands and LED lights form a spiralling cylinder-shaped giant chandelier, which will hang from ceiling to floor. The chandelier will dominate the centre of the stage, around which fashion models and music artists will perform.
Two Swarovski crystal curtains made of 120,000 brilliant 14mm octagons, which took 250 hours to create, will hang either side of the stage to add to the drama and sparkle.
Bryce Walmsley explains the design process: “Having resolved a circular, flowing minimalistic structure for the set, we were somehow lacking a central dynamic – a spectacular moving set piece that added the wow factor whilst combining, style and scale. I came up with the idea of creating the largest theatrical crystal chandelier ever for television – and the result is mesmerising’.
Be ready to be dazzled, fans! DSB in a new Marchesa gown, on a truly glittering stage.
No photo yet… can’t wait till Thursday!
I’ve heard that she will only be doing one song.