Walter Van Beirendonck W.&L.T. spring—summer 1998.
Show: July 1997 at the espace W.&L.T. at St. Denis, Paris, France
Setting: A red square of 17 by 17 metres, surrounded by stands for the audience. Four moods and light shows (straight white, white showers, white difused and coloured starlite mirrorballs) were created for each part of the show.
Styling: 30 Wizzkids performed a line-dance, showing a brandnew Boyswear collection, the newly developed W.&L.T. monster-sneakers and a funny ‘variation-on-cowboy hats’ by Stephen Jones. 30 Black Beauties dressed in black with accents of green, orange and pink, with Marilyn Manson-style make-up and posing with Godzilla grace. White Trash: 30 models on high stilts (50 cm) walked with alien grace across the red square. Long white silhouettes with red and pink lighting accents. Make-up: white transparent gauze masks and gloved catsuits with Swarovski rhinestones.The girls wore maxi red hair-hats by Stephen Jones, that made this 'prototype for the future’ even more perfect. Birds from Outer Space: 40 ballroom dancers, including 20 girls in dazzling evening dresses and classy hairdos, green-red masks and green rubber reptile gloves, 20 boys in black overalls with shiny numbers on their backs and rubber masks, performed techno-latino dances. They were joined by Walter and the entire backstage crew for a big party on the catwalk.
Invitation: Pink plastic shopping bag with Walter looking like a cute green dinosaur.