Steve Clare, Seattle’s Examiner.com Fine Arts editor, recently published his interview with Luly Yang about her collaboration with Teatro ZinZanni on our current show, Bottega ZinZanni. Read the interview here.

Back in April, Teatro ZinZanni collaborated with Luly Yang Couture on an advance photoshoot for Bottega ZinZanni. We hired Michael Doucett and took Luly’s gorgeous butterfly dress to his Pioneer Square studio where we captured some stunning images. The video below is a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot.

The littlest diva, Rachel DeShon, plays a big role in the upcoming show, “Bottega ZinZanni.” Her character, Gabby,┬áis the candy girl at Caesar’s fabulous club Teatro ZinZanni. When Caesar (played by comedian Frank Ferrante) convinces the famous fashion designer (and his former lover) Dina Monte, played by the legendary Liliane Montevecchi, to come to Seattle to debut her fall collection, Gabby’s life is transformed in more ways than one. Here is Luly Yang‘s sketch of Gabby’s costume for the finale.

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The “Fashion Police” Ming and Rui will be the talk of the tent in these beautifully-tailored original suits designed by Luly Yang Couture in “Bottega ZinZanni – All Dressed Up with Someplace to Go,” opening tonight at Teatro ZinZanni and playing through October 11, 2009.

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In “Bottega ZinZanni,” Liliane Montevecchi plays the role of Dina Monte, a famous fashion designer who believes that everybody can be fabulous. One of her many makeovers upon arriving at the tent is the stunning transformation of Susanna, the hostess played by lovely Russian contortionist Vita Radionova. Designed by Luly Yang Couture, Vita will wear this exquisite dress in the runway show during Act III of “Bottega ZinZanni – All Dressed Up with Someplace to Go” opening June 25, 2009.

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Designed by Luly Yang Couture, this lovely black and white dress will be worn by Alexa Hukari during the final runway show in our all-new show, Bottega ZinZanni, opening this Thursday and playing through October 11. In addition to playing various roles in the show, Alexa assists Chinese aerialists Ming and Rui with their act. An international gymnastics competitor and a former US National Champion, Alexa holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. The group has been working on and off stage with ZinZanni since 2008.

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