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Photos: Costume Designer Machine Dazzle Decks Out Neiman Marcus Windows for Taylor Mac at the Curran

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For the first time in Neiman Marcus' 110 year history, the retailer at its San Francisco Union Square location has decked out their windows with clothing not available in the store. To welcome the week-long engagement of gender-bending stage icon Taylor Mac's "A 24 Decade History of Popular Music" at the newly restored landmark Curran Theatre, opening this month, they have enlisted designer Machine Dazzle, creator of Taylor's costumes to create a spectacular visual feast for the eye. Scroll down for photos!

This has become a major attraction for tourists as well as the San Francisco elite who shop at the high end store. "It's never too early to be pre-revolutionary, and it's never too late to be post-apocalyptic chic!" Machine Dazzle said.

The Curran and Stanford Live at Stanford University, in association with Magic Theatre and Pomegranate Arts, present Taylor Mac's groundbreaking performance art concert A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC, with performances at the Curran (445 Geary Street) on Friday, September 15, at 5pm; Sunday, September 17, at 2pm; Friday, September 22, at 5pm; and Sunday, September 24 at 2pm.

A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC is Mac's multi-year effort to chart a subjective history of the United States through 246 songs that were popular throughout the country, and in its disparate communities, from 1776 to the present day. In performing the work, Mac is joined by an orchestra-led by Music Director Matt Ray, who created new arrangements of all 246 songs-plus an ensemble of "Dandy Minions" and a variety of local special guests, including members of the audience cast as colonial needleworkers, World War I soldiers and Yum Yum from The Mikado. Costume designer Machine Dazzle, a longtime Mac collaborator, has handmade an outrageously imaginative, world-unto-itself costume specific to each decade.

A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC is created, written, performed and co-directed by Taylor Mac, with co-direction by Niegel Smith, music direction/arrangements by Matt Ray, costume design by Machine Dazzle, dramaturgy by Jocelyn Clarke, scenic design by Mimi Lien, lighting design by John Torres. A 24- DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC is produced by Pomegranate Arts and Mac's company Nature's Darlings.

Photo Credit: Little Fang Photo

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Photos: Costume Designer Machine Dazzle Decks Out Neiman Marcus Windows for Taylor Mac at the Curran
Machine Dazzle at work

Photos: Costume Designer Machine Dazzle Decks Out Neiman Marcus Windows for Taylor Mac at the Curran
Neiman Marcus mannequin featuring Machine Dazzle's work

Photos: Costume Designer Machine Dazzle Decks Out Neiman Marcus Windows for Taylor Mac at the Curran
Machine Dazzle among Neiman Marcus's mannequins

Photos: Costume Designer Machine Dazzle Decks Out Neiman Marcus Windows for Taylor Mac at the Curran
Machine Dazzle installing a mannequin at Neiman Marcus

Photos: Costume Designer Machine Dazzle Decks Out Neiman Marcus Windows for Taylor Mac at the Curran
Neiman Marcus mannequin featuring Machine Dazzle's work

Photos: Costume Designer Machine Dazzle Decks Out Neiman Marcus Windows for Taylor Mac at the Curran
Neiman Marcus window featuring Machine Dazzle's work

Photos: Costume Designer Machine Dazzle Decks Out Neiman Marcus Windows for Taylor Mac at the Curran
Neiman Marcus window featuring Machine Dazzle's work

Photos: Costume Designer Machine Dazzle Decks Out Neiman Marcus Windows for Taylor Mac at the Curran
Neiman Marcus window featuring Machine Dazzle's work

Photos: Costume Designer Machine Dazzle Decks Out Neiman Marcus Windows for Taylor Mac at the Curran
Neiman Marcus window featuring Machine Dazzle's work

Photos: Costume Designer Machine Dazzle Decks Out Neiman Marcus Windows for Taylor Mac at the Curran
Neiman Marcus window featuring Machine Dazzle's work

Photos: Costume Designer Machine Dazzle Decks Out Neiman Marcus Windows for Taylor Mac at the Curran
Neiman Marcus window featuring Machine Dazzle's work

Photos: Costume Designer Machine Dazzle Decks Out Neiman Marcus Windows for Taylor Mac at the Curran
Neiman Marcus window featuring Machine Dazzle's work


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