Photo Credit: Jessica Minh Anh
A marvel of modern engineering, the Hoover Dam is often considered one of the man-made wonders of the world. This summer, the 1,244 foot long structure is not only holding the Colorado River at bay; it is now heralding a new career as a fashion landmark. Jessica Minh Anh will bring her annual summer fashion show to the top of the structure, showcasing the work of international haute couture designers from Peru, Malaysia, Turkey and more. Anh hopes to broadcast a message about utilitizing renewable energy with her show, stating that, “I’m always drawn to spectacular mega structures, especially those that benefit mankind. Hoover Dam controls floods while providing water and electricity to millions of homes. It is truly a monument of human accomplishment against the rules of nature. I cannot think of a better venue to celebrate the best of modern architecture, culture, fashion, and technology.”
For the last five years, Anh has chosen various international landmarks for her fashion shows, with the first occurring across the top of London’s Tower Bridge. Since then, she has also done shows at the Eiffel Tower, One World Trade Center, and the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Anh plans to use advances in video technology to film her show from all angles so that it can be broadcast worldwide. The show is slated to take place on June 26th, with support from Las Vegas-based fashion organizations such as The Mirror Mirror salon and Saks Fifth Avenue Las Vegas.