posted on May, 4 2008 @ 10:56 AM
All of this is just speculation, in no way an expert opinion, but a guess based on what it appears to me to be happening as they move through the act.
From the shapes of the dresses, it looks like they are tissue thin, and layered, and in the first case, the blue dress is over the red one, and it
just falls when the "tube" of cloth does. Then, it looks like she steps out of the red dress, (it looks like she is walking through something that
helps disrobe her, behind that screen, you can see "resistance" as she walks in and out) and into the yellow dress which is probably layered over a
version of the green dress. (the version of the green dress on the hanger is likely just dropped when the yellow dress is into the tube of cloth)
then, the purple one looks the most difficult to me, but I notice a slight "bob" of her head just as the green dress morphs into the purple dress,
which I would interpret as the possibility that the green dress is "held up" over the purple dress by a string in her mouth, which she then drops
and the green dress drops down and then "unfolds" into the longer skirt of the purple dress.
As they begin the purple to black and white dress sequence, you can see her (kind of) make some sort of movement (twice) with the bodice of the purple
dress while he sort of swings the pink cloth back and forth in front of her, preparing for the change, but how she does that I cannot even guess. The
last one, I agree with the people who note that perfect timing and the hands on the bodice of the dress account for it falling when the glitter does.
It is likely buried under the glitter, the performers stand in front of it after that last change to make noticing it less likely.
Very cool. I like trying to figure things out, but this is frustrating because all one can do is speculate.
Edit; Also, while she does tuck the long drapey part of the blue dress into the screen of cloth behind her, notice that when the blue tube of fabric
descends, for a second you can see the body of the blue dress in the pile of fabric the tube is made out of on the floor. (it is towards the center
of the pile and less sparkly) the man notices this, and he rearranges the pile of cloth so that the dress is under the sparkly cloth.
[edit on 4-5-2008 by Illusionsaregrander]