FAMU is “incomparable” March 100 danced and sang across the bright yellow runway on Thursday in one of the main courtyards of the Louvre Museum as she played at the Louis Vuitton men’s fashion show in Paris.
The band’s flag was dressed in Louis Vuitton clothing, dressed in purple and yellow designer T-shirts over a white ensemble. The rest of the band wore their FAMU uniforms while everyone performed at the opening performance.
The big names sat on the sidelines and watched Marching 100 flaunt their belongings. Among the celebrities were rapper Kendrick Lamar, model Naomi Campbell and fashion designer Jerry Lorenzo, who graduated from FAMU in 2000.
After the opening, Lamar performed as the models walked the runway wearing the Louis Vuitton men’s spring-summer 2023 collection. The Marching 100 returned for the second time to close the show with the band’s high-energy trademark trademark.
The Marching 100, under the baton of the music profession, which was broadcast internationally.
Before the live performance, a cinema introductory video, called “Strange Mathematics” and with the Marching 100, was presented. She explored the relationship between imagination and reality, according to Louis Vuitton.
The Louis Vuitton Instagram page described setting up the fashion show as a “magnified playground” with a runway built to look like a giant toy racetrack.
The live performance was broadcast on Louis Vuitton website and on Instagram live. The FAMU alumna wrote in comments on Instagram: “I just can’t stop listening. So happy LV thought of FAMU for this special moment. ”
The comments were also flooded with orange and green emoji heart symbols representing the colors of FAMU and snake emoticons representing Rattles.
On Facebook, FAMU alumnus Stan Johnson commented: “I can’t be more proud to be Rattler! Thank you for representing our culture so well. ”
After the performance, the university’s Twitter page retweeted the posts of its students and alumni as they celebrated the band’s performance around the world.
The hard work of Marching 100 pays off
Ever since Chipman received a call from Louis Vuitton on May 31, the band members and staff have been busy.
The students will fly home with more than unforgettable memories. Under the performance contract, each of the band members will receive a “net salary” of approximately $ 520, or a total of $ 18,200 for 35 performers from We Love Art, the travel company that sponsored the trip.
The WLA also paid $ 78,560 to cover the production costs of Marching 100, which includes $ 3,000 for Chipman and $ 3,000 for assistant director of FAMU Marching and Pep bands Darryl Baker.
“The opportunity to perform at this epic moment in Paris, France during the Louis Vuitton Fashion Show, is truly another great achievement and contributes to our strong legacy of excellence,” Chipman said in this week’s issue. “It speaks to the incredible talent we have in the Incomparable Marching 100.”
The band and staff will return to the U.S. on Friday.
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