Are you ready to enter "The Runway Museum"?
From the makers of the viral "Voguing Train" video comes this new short film, a look at a different side of ballroom culture. Kemar Jewel and the others involved in "The Runway Museum" wanted to showcase the more elegant and extravagant side of the scene. So, this beautiful project featuring otherworldly outfits was born.
The Huffington Post chatted with Jewel about "The Runway Museum" and the vision for this project.
The Huffington Post: Why did you decide to make this video? What's the concept?
Kemar Jewel: I decided to make this video because I wanted to show the other end of the Ballroom spectrum. My first video, "Voguing Train," was raw and in your face. As a contrast I wanted to showcase the more extravagant and fashionable side of the ballroom scene. The video is about an avant-garde museum that stores runway walkers as exhibits. What the public is unaware of is once they leave the museum, the exhibits come to life and serve runway.
I also wanted to pay homage to the runway walkers of the Ballroom Scene; past, present, and future.
What are you trying to communicate about the runway/ballroom scene through this video?
The creativity that runway walkers exude when they hit the runway is remarkable, and I wanted to communicate that through this video. Walking runway is all about the hips, the stride, the attire and, of course, the shade! I wanted the world to know that Runway exists past Victoria Secret fashion shows and New York Fashion Week.
What's next for you?
I'm currently working with a recording artist on coordinating and choreographing their music video, which I'm extremely excited about! I'm also beginning work on my third video, which is all about the spectacular world of drag queens and kings.