Details
Metal wheelbase structure, with fabric skirt and top (mannequin for illustration purposes only and not included with the lot)
The skirt frame: 72 in. (183 cm.) high; 46 in. (117 cm.) diameter
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Producer Michael G. Wilson classified the pre-title sequence of Spectre ((2015) as the “biggest we’ve ever done”. It is a frenetic on-foot chase through the heart of Mexico City through a monumental 'Day of the Dead' procession as it advances toward the City’s main square, the Zócalo. Part of the procession is made up of a troupe of wheel dancers. Costume designer Jany Temime worked with choreographer Priscila Hernandez to invent a six-wheel base structure that gave a floating illusion to the dancers' movements. The wheel dancer dress is based on a traditional Mexican Tehuana dresses.

The seller of this lot has agreed to donate their entire proceeds of the sale of this lot, if sold, to Evelina London Children’s Charity, a registered UK charity. Evelina London Children’s Charity is registered in England and Wales with registered charity number 1146494 and is a linked charity of Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation with registered charity number 1160316. In addition, Christie’s will donate our entire buyer’s premium, less any costs incurred in selling the lot, please see further detailed information at the back of this catalogue.

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