The 26 feet high chandelier

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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’.

Copyright: Swarovski

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.

F-Rocks C4 10:30pm Saturday

Fashion Rocks will be broadcast on Channel 4 this Saturday:

22:30 4music: Swarovski Fashion Rocks for the Prince’s Trust
This fashion and music extravaganza features runway shows by international designers accompanied by the world’s leading recording artists…including, as you already know, Shirley!
 

A Kiss for Gordon

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Scanned from the ‘Daily Record’

Dame Shirley Bassey gives the Prime Minister a kiss at the Pride of Britain Awards

Lucky Gordon!

Here’s the newspaper’s caption:

“Hey big spender

The minute you walked in the joint, I could see you were a man of distinction…

Diva Shirley Bassey planted a smacker on Gordon Brown, giving him a welcome diversion from a tough few days.

The PM bumped into the Welsh singer at an awards bash on Tuesday night … after Alistair Darling’s pre-Budget report.

So what did they talk about? Maybe they were trying to sort out who was the biggest spender of them all.”  

Copyright: The Daily Record

Thanks to Bigspendah for the scan

Fashion Rocks Promo

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Excitement is building up about next Thursday’s FASHION ROCKS!

 Watch Swarovski’s glam promotional video: 

 

Details of how to get tickets for the event at the Royal Albert Hall are available on previous pages.

Tickets start at £45 – including mine 😦 way up in the Circle …

… through £350 for Arena and Stalls …

… and go up to £1,000+ for VIP treatment including a 3 course pre-show dinner at the Roof Gardens Club, Kensington. Chauffeur limo to and from the Albert. Then a glamorous after-show party, champagne, a free bar, canapes, music from The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, and mingling with stars and models.

But the best thing is Dame Shirley Bassey will be live on stage and singing!

Models wearing MARCHESA will be walking around while Shirley’s on, and the Dame should be in a new frock.

For those who cannot go, it is being filmed and will be on Channel 4 later this month. Then on TV around the world. With clips on YouTube, hopefully including DSB.

If YOU are going please let me know. If you will be taking any photos then the blog, and thousands of fans, await your every frame.

I gotta feeling that F-Rocks is gonna be fun!