Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group takes part in Heidi Klum’s iconic Halloween costume this year
Montreal, Quebec, Canada (November 1st, 2023) -- Cirque du Soleil has partnered with the “Queen of Halloween”, Heidi Klum, to exclusively design her peacock costume for this year’s most anticipated Halloween party in New York. For over two decades, Heidi Klum has impressed the public with extravagant costumes for her annual and highly anticipated party. This year, Heidi wanted to push creative limits with a costume that resembles a peacock once acrobats assemble around her to create a living image on the red carpet.
Aside from her originality, Heidi’s commitment to craft is equally as impressive, as she never fails to go the extra mile for her costume. This year’s look was no exception as she surprised everyone by working with Cirque du Soleil and makeup artist Bill Corso to create her magical peacock. To make this happen, a total of 29 Cirque du Soleil resources from the costume department were involved in the making of the costume. Renowned costume designer Marie Chantale Vaillancourt, who created costumes for KA and Kooza, worked alongside Cirque du Soleil’s Creative Guide Michel Laprise and Marie-Helene Delage, lead creative director for this special project. Together with Bill Corso’s team in charge of creating the prosthetic head and neck pieces, Heidi’s ideas and Cirque’s creativity, the collaboration led to another iconic Halloween costume.
"At Cirque du Soleil, we are driven by creativity, emotion, collaboration and bringing impactful magical moments to all. For this project, we assembled a team of talented Cirque du Soleil artists to work with Heidi and Bill Corso in making the peacock costume come to life and they took on this opportunity with tremendous motivation and inspiration”. stated Michel Laprise Creative Guide at Cirque du Soleil
Heidi’s iconic peacock costume consists of more than 657 feet (200 meters) of sublimated fabric that was printed in-house at Cirque du Soleil’s International Headquarters in Montréal, Canada, and required close to 2000 hours of work to achieve the complexity of the costume, with 200 of those hours dedicated to creating the various textures, colors, and designs for fabric. The bodysuits were all made of velvet fabric, including peacock printed feathers and Swarovsky stones to add texture.
On the red carpet, a total of ten Cirque du Soleil acrobats participated in the costume reveal. More than 20 hours of rehearsals, including a visit by Heidi Klum to Cirque du Soleil’s international Headquarters in Montreal, were needed to bring the unprecedented creation to life.
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Cirque du Soleil credits :
Cirque du Soleil Creative Guide : Michel Laprise
Lead Creative director: Marie-Hélène Delage
Creative director : Emilie Grenon-Emiroglou
Costume designer : Marie Chantale Vaillancourt
Costume designer assistant & project manager : Jean-Sébastien Gagnon
Make-up designer: Vanessa Ashley
Cirque du Soleil costume workshops & make-up team : Stéphane L., Judith H., Karine L., Carl B., Marcelle M., Nadine D., Geneviève D., Julie C., Yannick, Véronique A., Danielle D., Heetesh P., Liane G., Lourdes C., Mélanie G., Nathalie L., Nathalie M., Véronique L., Véronique V., Christopher G., Antoine N., Julie S., Marie-Noëlle T., Laurence R., Shogo O., Sylvain L., Dominic M., Marie Lisa B., Alyag M., Martin G., Luc D., Maryse G., Lisa-Marie C., Patrizia A., Steven A., Jeffrey C.
Eric Bates - Porter
William Underwood - Porter
Mason Ames – Porter Hand to Hand
Kyran Lee Walton – Flyer Hand to Hand
Gregorian Parser Hawke - Hand to Hand, Banquine Porter
Anna Soltys Morse – Hand to Hand, Banquine Flyer
Saffi Liping Walton – Contortion, Hand Balancing
Myriam Deraiche – Flyer Hand to Hand
Samuel William Charlton- Porter Hand to Hand
Valérie Doucet - Contortion, Hand Balancing
About Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is a world leader in live entertainment. In addition to producing world-renowned circus arts shows, the Company brings its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms, such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, and special events. Going beyond its various creations, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to positively impact people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. Since its creation in 1984, more than 378 million people have been inspired on 6 continents and 86 countries. The Canadian company now employs more than 4000 employees, including 1200 artists from 80 different nationalities. For more information about Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, please visit CDSentertainmentgroup.com.
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