If you missed Laura Donefer's 2016 Glass Fashion Show that brought the Glass Art Society conference in Corning, New York to a spectacular close last June, you're in luck. The razzle and dazzle, not to mention the sparkle and glitter, have been documented in the superb photography of Stephen Wild. Artfully arranged on the page, a compilation of the best images has just been released as a handsome hardcover book. (Disclosure: The introduction was adapted from an article on the GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet.) The book is a must-see for those present for the festivities, who now have a chance to revisit the thrill and savor the highlights, such as Jasen Johnson emerging with his glass guitar and scantily-clad entourage to kick things off.
With glimpses backstage, and shots of the preparations for the big event, the new book titled Laura Donefer's Crazy Corning Glass Fashion Show is an enhanced view of the landmark event, which only takes place every few years. Wild taps his prior experience documenting Donefer's glass fashion extravaganza to stake out the best shooting positions, and these photos reveal his superior vantage points. The book is the best way to appreciate the glamor and joy that the event brings out in participants and viewers, alike.
The book can be ordered in three versions — from the top-of-the-line hardcover ($99.82), to the linen-cover with dust jacket ($97.58), to the instant gratification of the downloadable PDF version ($23.98) — any one of which is a reminder of this unique celebration of glass culture.