Designed by Wayne Berkley and presented by Trevor Wallace On the Catwalk is a reminder of the beauty and creativity that can result from allowing pageantry and costume to find a home in Carnival. More specifically, On the Catwalk is a tribute to the legendary fashion designer Bob Mackie.Now, I really appreciate being able to go the launch of these smaller, lesser known mas bands that might go unnoticed with the wave of hoopla surrounding the two big guns, Island People and TRIBE.
Robert Gordon Mackie is a world renowned fashion designer best known for his costumes for Cher and Carol Burnett. He has outfitted celebrities such as Diana Ross, Elton John, Raquel Welch, Tina Turner, Oprah Winfrey, Bette Midler, Sharon Stone and Judy Garland to name a few. Mackie is often called the sultan of sequins, the rajah of rhinestones and known for his sparkling and imaginative costume designs. He has won seven Emmy Awards for his designs and was thrice nominated for an Academy Award.
Mackie has said “A woman who wears my clothes is not afraid to be noticed.” And as such, that is what the band offers; a chance to be noticed and admired.
Having designed for television, film, dance, Opera, Broadway and Las Vegas, Mackie’s creations are ideally suited for a Trinidad & Tobago Carnival interpretation.
The band will feature ten (10) sections, each an interpretation of the style and flare that is Mackie mixed with the creativity and passion synonymous with the team of Wayne Berkeley and Trevor Wallace. Sections carry names like “Lemon Lime/Sorbet”, “Ca C’est Bon”; “Purple Passion”, “Magnifique” and “Serpent’s Sting”.
Trevor Wallace will once again be offering masqueraders an all inclusive opportunity to be… ‘On stage’, to model, to display, to have fun, to experience the essence of Carnival …On the Catwalk!
However, I am particularly thrilled for the invitation because I LOVE the crazy, wild designs Bob Mackie has done for celebrities like Cher and I bow down to Wayne Berkely whose mas designs left me in awe as a young girl visiting his mas camp many, many years ago. The marrying of these two entities has me very, very excited to see the offspring.
Bring on the mas!