La del Mar

This is a dancer from the music video "La del Mar" directed by Hugo Carillo and Tarsem Singh. The song and the video is about a man obsessed by an underwater sea undine. Originally the directors wanted her costume to be made of a heavy paillete knit. That would be a fabric made of quarter sized sequins. When viewing the art director's story board I realizes that the girl would be required to swim. If she were to wear such a heavy fabric in the water she was sure to drown! I informed the directors of this and suggested that we go instead with the light weight chiffon shown here. The finished product proved to be something soft and fluid that moved beautifully with the music.