Lit entirely by CHAUVET fixtures and sponsored by Neiman Marcus, the second annual Catwalk for Charity, held at Miami’s Mandarin Oriental hotel, raised funds for Breakfast with Santa (BWS), a non-profit organization serving underprivileged children in Miami and Haiti.
Several movie and fashion stars, as well as influential Haitian-American professionals and political personalities attended the fundraiser. Four CHAUVET DJ SlimPAR Pro VW lit the red carpet, which welcomed fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons and actresses Nia Long, Vivica Fox and Garcelle Beauvais, as well as former Miss Haiti and Miss Universe 2012 pageant contestant Sarodj Bertin. A total of 30 CHAUVET DJ COLORtube 3.0 EQ fixtures and four CHAUVET Professional COLORdash Batten Tri wash lights lit up the show’s translucent, 40-foot long runway. Additionally, four CHAUVET Professional Legend 412 VW variable white wash lights illuminated the models on the catwalk. To provide ambient lighting within the venue, 15 CHAUVET Professional COLORdash Battens wash lights lined the walls and created a soft glow. CHAUVET DJ ShowXpress and CHAUVET DJ Xpress 512 Plus controlled the fixtures.
“We designed a lighting scheme oriented around the primary green and white colors of the event,” said CHAUVET Product Specialist Nick Airries, who volunteered to design and program the lighting. “We wanted a stunning catwalk able to change color and catch people’s attention. A lot of models praised us for the runway design because the fixtures lit them without blinding them.”