The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games 2008 in China definitely makes one think about moving on out of the increasingly frustrating and difficult life in the US and trade it for a modern, hopeful future such as the one portrayed in China tonight! A true sign of the time, I think. But this needs to be thought over first.
I always knew that in China it's not about "me!", "me!", "me!" - unlike here in the US - in China it's about the whole of the people all together as one.
To the outside world this is primarily shown on the occasion of those scary looking Chinese military shows (makes one think there is definitely no chance anyone could win against these guys, they would just simply stomp you to the ground). But frankly, who would have thought that they can mobilize many thousands at a time, to an absolutely synchronized performance, such as this lengthy ceremony? WOW! Impressive, and frankly, I don't think any other country could have topped that at this point in time, or ever.
So this evening, we have seen a good face of China. I was thinking about boycotting these games because I recently saw the PBS documentary about the man who stood against tanks on Tiananmen Square, in the Spring of 1989 when the demonstration of the individual against the State took place. The famous, infamous square was by the way closed down tonight.
Anyway, when I saw the striking graphic images on the TV screen, I could no longer look away and the show took me in....
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Posted by IDILVICE at 12:14 AM
- New York, NY, United States
- Yes, I'm full of myself, but I became an instant celebrity after showing my first collection in a fashion show in Zürich, 1995. It was covered by the Swiss National evening news. The Swiss press calls me "The Most Important Invention After Color TV!" This exposure lead to countless endorsements with companies such as Bernina (Sewing Machines), Philip Morris, etc. I was a judge at the Miss Switzerland 1998 competition and was chosen to design the clothing concept for the Swiss National EXPO' 02. Celebrities such as Gwen Stefani and Kelly Osbourne wear my fashion. In NYC, I gained recognition from the largest publications including WWD, Vogue, The Village Voice who called my label "The Best Name Of The Day" after Fashion Week and the New York Times declared: "IDILVICE's collection had the combination of elements that make a fashion audience sit up and take notice". Does it get better? Only The New Yorker article, which named IDILVICE one of the few lines besides Oscar De La Renta and Anna Sui to still be produced in the USA, may top that. Besides being a finalist in the Gen Art Styles 2000 and 2001 show, I have designed a couture collection for Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis.