This was the only show where we couldn’t make any final edits to the clothes before going out on the runway because each model was positioned in a sleeplike state in hospital beds, scattered across the show space. We couldn’t reach our own collection any more!
As the girls were spread evenly throughout the audience, we wanted a feeling of unpredictability. Rather than having each girl emerge in sequence, we had a very smart system in place. Every girl had a little light hidden in her hands that connected to a switchboard. Every time we wanted a girl to get up, the light would glow red in the palm of her hand. However, while the girls were supposed to be pretending to sleep, one of them actually did doze off. Her light kept flashing while she was peacefully dreaming. One of the editors seated next to her noticed the flickering light and finally got our girl up!