All About Producing Fashion Shows ... Please read post #1 before posting.

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  1. ebowleg

    ebowleg New Member

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    Moderator's Note:

    This thread is a place where you may discuss the ins and outs of producing your own Fashion Show... locations, production crew, set design, marketing, etc. ( for other types of fashion events, see below). tFS has a strict rule about not selling anything nor posting anything that might be self promotion, so please do not post the location or date of your show or your post will be deleted.


    We have a separate thread for other types of Fashion Events, here.




    Okay, I'm looking for replies on what it costs to put on a small intimate show, to what it costs to put on an haute couture production. If possible, give details (models, hairdressers, makeup artists, venue, etc.), links, pics. Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. metal-on-metal

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    I remember back in 1998, American Vogue did a cost comparison on two very different couture shows: John Galliano's Pocahontas extravaganza for fall 1998 Dior Haute Couture and Josephus Thimister's pared-down presentation for Thimister Couture. The Dior show ended up costing over a million while the Thimister show was a slight $15,000.

    I don't have exact costs on anything, I just thought it was a fun little idea that Vogue had.
     
  3. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    Celebrities need to be bribed. However more prestigous shows attract celebrities of their own accord. Stuffy old Italian designers like Ferre have to have people bribed in though...Once you give one celebrity a bribe all the rest want one.
     
  4. seditionary

    seditionary New Member

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    when/if i am a designer... i shall never bribe celebrities to coem to my shows... if they wonna come they come... :angry:
    people i shall bribe are anna wintour.... :lol: j/k
     
  5. fortezza

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    They get bribed!!!! :eek:

    And I thought they were there for the fashion :blush: :lol:
     
  6. brian

    brian New Member

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    Same here.

    However, I am going to publicise it like hell and drop subtle hints here and there ;)
     
  7. brian

    brian New Member

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    Over a million? Oh my word.
     
  8. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    its really too much money, and it all depends on the kind of show the designer is putting up together
    for the tiniest possible production -in Paris- one needs to count up:
    *venue (from $3000+ for the smallest venue ever)
    *PR (from $5000+ just for the co-ordination of show)
    *lights&sound system ($4000+)
    *production (chairs, backstage etc) ($3000+)
    *backstage drinks and catering ($1500+ minimum)
    *invitations ($1000+)
    *models ($ 1000+ each if you just get new faces)
    *hair&make up ($ 4000+ for something basic)
    *dressers ($100+ minimum for each model)
    *reception ($300+ for each 'host' to help guests to their seats)

    of course most of designers arrange sponsorships but right now, budgets are quite tight, so..
    one also needs to find an accomodating 'space' in the official calendar, if outside of the calendar one cannot be sure how many people will turn up, hence a 'stronger' PR office might be needed to take care of the show, which could easily bring PR costs to $10.000+.. and thats IF the good PR has time to take the designer on..

    PR is very important, to bring in journalists and buyers.
    Celebrity watching is not that important for Paris shows so i seriously dont think designers 'bribe' celebrities to attent (apart maybe for Valentino, Dior & Ungaro who love having them -celebrities- in their front rows)
     
  9. Spacemiu

    Spacemiu New Member

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    3000 for a venu? no wonder people have it in their apartments
     
  10. Acid

    Acid yes

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    Lena that costs are for real BIGGGGG shows

    you can really cut back on costs........eg......invitations 1000+ :doh: u can DEFINATELY make that down to 200

    as for dressers......students JUMP at the chance to do it.......for free

    sponsorship can really bring in the costs for running a show though ;) like kodak and magazines and moet
     
  11. Atelier

    Atelier Hoppity Hop

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    To add (and I do mean add) comparison to Lena's breakdown of costs, here's the pricing for the Olympus Fashion Week (formerly Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week) venues at Bryant Park in NYC for A/W 2004 this February.

     
  12. Salvatore

    Salvatore Wanderlust

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    I was about to say :eek: Because I want to do a benefit fashion show at school to raise money for the schoo, not lose. :blush: By the way, what's the normal height of a runway? :huh:
     
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    Atelier Hoppity Hop

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    I can see where this is going. ChinaLove is going to post it's unfair that runways are too high and AlmostFamous will tell us no one admits what the true height is anyway.

    ;)
     
  14. Acid

    Acid yes

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    i think she means the height of the actual catwalk.....not the models ;)
     
  15. Salvatore

    Salvatore Wanderlust

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    I mean the height of the actual runway and I'm a guy ;) :lol:
     
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    Atelier Hoppity Hop

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    I know. That, believe it or not, was my attempt at Sunday evening humor. :lol:
     
  17. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    :shock: $200? printing invitations and POST COSTS?
    are you kidding?
    how many invitations do you plan to sent?
    and to how many people? :rolleyes:
    printing should be up to $400 for a real simple thing, so if you find this for cheaper, let me know aciiiid :p

    i agree regarding dressers, but its always better to have profesional dressers that have done a show before ;) anyway, this is the least important expense makes no huge difference, venue & PR is where most money goes .
     
  18. Salvatore

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    Lena etre soi-meme

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    the hight of the runway can vary from show to show salvatore, it can be anything you like but no more than 60-70cm high, best thing is to avoid a raised catwalk altogether ;)
     
  20. Acid

    Acid yes

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    :lol: i dunno how much it costs to post a letter in greece or print for that,
    but im certainly not planning any fancy schmancy invites for my shows......none of these leather boxes with scrolls inside like p.diddy :lol:

    just something that tells u where and when :innocent:
     

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