Celebrity Event Designer Edward Perotti Still Wants to See Glamour in Virtual Television Shows

by Jeremy Spirogis
Edward Perotti

With just a few exceptions, some tv reveals have pivoted to the digital hemisphere that includes dressed down stars of their residing rooms, kitchens, and even backyards.

The high-tech digital world has given method to a low-tech look. Many stars’ glam squads and set designers are additionally in quarantine because the pandemic performs out. While it might give some viewers consolation to see anchors delivering the information from their basement as their two-year-old slides down the steps within the background, celeb occasion designer Edward Perotti nonetheless needs to see stars sizzle.

Edward Perotti
Edward Perotti |Photo credit score Bobby Quillard

Perotti is a extremely wanted celeb occasion designer, producing occasions for stars like Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas. His lavish events are placed on maintain proper now because the world rides out the pandemic from residence. But he supplied his ideas to Showbiz Cheat Sheet in regards to the present state of leisure. Plus, he shared what he thinks massive and small-scale celeb occasions might appear like as soon as the world emerges from COVID-19 hibernation

Stars ought to nonetheless gown for work

Although home-bound staff joke about not carrying pants anymore to work, Perotti thinks stars who host digital reveals shouldn’t solely put on pants, they need to go the additional mile to decorate as they usually do for work.

He is impressed with the swiftness during which manufacturing homes have been in a position to cobble collectively up to date programming regardless of being in quarantine.

“I have to admit, I am impressed with how fast some shows have pivoted to virtual,” he admits. “I agree we all still need to be front and center to remain relevant. However, can they put some effort into the appearance of themselves and the guests? I understand the desire to look relatable to a home-bound audience, but in these times, people are looking for escapism in entertainment.”

“I would rather see my television hosts dressed as they would be in the studio vs. in a sweatshirt and baseball cap,” Perotti mentioned. “That’s what my neighbor looks like. I don’t need to see this on TV. I want to know that this version of ‘normal’ is still viewed as temporary.”

He provides that we must always all be “wearing pants” after we meet nearly on-line. “And I honestly think the same thing should apply to everything from a virtual cocktail party with your friends to Zoom team meetings at work. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t dress the part, whether you’re in a fancy restaurant or your manager’s office, or on your couch. (But maybe skip the stilettos if they hurt!)”

What will celeb occasions appear like sooner or later?

With glimmers of hope rising that Americans can return to some form of normalcy sometime, what might events or occasions appear like sooner or later, whether or not it’s a star’s lavish celebration or your personal wedding ceremony? Perotti says he was just lately quoted as saying “people need to rip off the Band-Aid of any hope that events will move forward in the next couple of months.”

“I hope beyond hope that we get to the other side of this soon and that my industry — event planners, hotels, airlines, catering, florists, musicians — is able to get back to work,” he mentioned. “The reality is that we can plan upcoming events, but it will take months for the guests to feel comfortable gathering again in large groups. Even at that point, we need to look at new ways to slowly bring things back to normal.”

Perotti suggests celebs infuse security into occasions however make it enjoyable, maybe by offering “branded” gloves and masks for visitors. “If done correctly, people may be apprehensive at first. But then when they’re all together, they’ll see the humor in it,” he says.

“Remember one thing, when bringing people together for the first time, humor, thoughtful, authentic, tasteful humor, will go far in helping your guests relax,” he advises.

“My one last thought: I would ask anyone planning an event between now and when the all-clear comes, to not cancel unless absolutely necessary,” he provides. “Postponing to the fall or winter is the way to go.” 

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