The Emperor’s New Clothes
…and many others that were painstakingly collected by our Client, Air India, over several years of diligent pursuit, were displayed with aplomb at this travelling exhibition.
65 individually crafted mannequins with moulded features, sitting, standing or dancing, literally wore and showcased the collection of rare costumes that included royal robes, tribal wear, folk and classical dance costumes, street wear and native garments, nuanced with jewellery from each region, capturing the diversity that is India. The backdrops celebrated the joie-de-vivre of Indian life, with large unfurling fabric frozen in time, as giant friezes creating dramatic backdrops to each individual costumed mannequin. Our leadership team was involved in this project through the design company RJB-Design.