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(20) Unzipped

Rohan Quine - New York - Unzipped(20) Unzipped. At the entrance to designer Isaac Mizrahi’s show at Fashion Week in Bryant Park, in the documentary feature film Unzipped directed by Douglas Keeve.

For a snippet of fashion-world fakery, here’s me hovering in a small gaggle who are trying to gain access to Mizrahi’s show. The resultant miniature bitch-fest appears to occur because we’re not on the guest-list. But in reality (and unknown to the hapless real-world front-desk employees to whom we’re being snippety), the bitch-fest occurs because we’re not actual show-goers at all: we’re actors employed just to give a hard time to these real-world employees, while Mizrahi’s own documentary director’s camera records us discreetly from nearby, to suggest how sought-after were tickets to Mizrahi’s own show.

Who would have suspected there was such a cheeky level of artifice in the fashion world?…

I could have pitched in and spoken rudely to the door people, but I didn’t want to (they were probably being insulted from all directions)—so I was content to turn this appearance into just an “H&P” booking (i.e. “Hover & Pout”), while letting the other actors move in for the verbal kill.

“I was skinny in Paris … my entourage has an entourage … I’m too famous for a business card… ‘Abstraction’: the perfume…” IMDb listing here and Wikipedia page here. (18”)
(See video here.)


(This video is also on Vimeo and YouTube.)

Rohan Quine in 'Unzipped' 1
Rohan Quine in 'Unzipped' 3
Rohan Quine in 'Unzipped' 4

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