Absolutely Mardi Gras: Costume and Design of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras
Powerhouse Pub. and Doubleday, 1997 - Design - 106 pages
Every year the world-famous Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade transforms the streets of Sydney into a colorful and noisy spectacle, celebrating the pride, diversity and creativity of gay men and lesbians. Absolutely Mardi Gras focuses for the first time on the (often overlooked) extraordinary costumes that are made for Mardi Gras. Not only does it showcase some of the most prominent designers, but it also goes behind the scenes of the Mardi Gras Workshop, where so many of these wonderful creations have been meticulously planned, designed and brought to fruition. This stunning book is beautifully illustrated throughout with fantastic photography, making Absolutely Mardi Gras an essential guide to the ins and outs of the Sydney Mardi Gras.
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