It sounds like a model's dream come true: being able to slip effortlessly into one glamorous outfit after another in seconds. Quick Change artists Sos & Vitoria Petrosyan have updated the traditional performance art of Transformation by combining fashion, stage-craft and sleight of hands in a display that has dazzled audiences the world over. Europe's best designers have created for them a literal "Fashion Line" of divine costumes that appear to be nothing less than "haute couture" in complete disguise of the Quick-Change mechanisms.
"We don't want to just show how many changes of costumes we can do. We want to tell a story with a combination of movement, dance and magic tricks. It's important to make it interesting for the public. I have to make sure it looks good. We pay attention to the all details. A thousand small things have to be changes so they all work well in sequence", says Sos Petrosyan.
The Petrosyans mastery of the craft is as much in their wardrobe techniques as their agility and timing. The pair spends hundreds of hours adjusting their costumes to ensure the switches are super smooth. Each costume is discarded after six to seven month to keep their presentation fresh. With the high turnover of costumes, the Petrosyans have become proficient designers and tailors. Sos and Victoria have designed and manufactured quick change outfits for special corporate clients to suit their individual needs. Furthermore they have produced full quick change acts (incl. costumes, music, styling and choreography). To be sure, there is only one thing about Sos and Victoria Petrosyan that does not change quickly, and that is their ability to be the absolute best at what they do!
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