V Magazine wants to wish you a happy holiday season, and to thank you for all your support in 2013. V readers are the best readers, and to show you our appreciation, we’re gonna werk!
In this star-studded video we produced just for you, dance innovators and legends meet the master of the catwalk. Welcome to the stage, choreographer Adrien Galo, Madonna’s go-to, whose résumé also includes dancing with Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and the Black Eyed Peas, to name a few.
And you know Chanel Iman, supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel. Here, she gives face with some of the finest, like Loic Mabanza, who has danced with Madonna, Chris Brown, and Jennifer Hudson, Marie Ninja and Danielle Polanco, members of the Legendary House of Ninja and among the founders of “voguing,” Isabella Fraser and Paige Fraser, members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company and Vibez & Sheik, members of the Ringmasters crew, dancers for Madonna, and among the founders “bone breaking.”
Because the holidays are about bringing people together, we combined quintessential dance moves, performed by the best in the business, to create one joyous Christmas card. Oh, and everyone came together thanks to director Justin Wu (whose videos include “Empire State of Mind,” for Jay-Z’s Life + Times and “Happy Valentine’s Day from V Magazine”). Happy holidays from V to you! See you in 2014!
DIRECTOR JUSTIN WU CHOREOGRAPHY ADRIEN GALO FASHION JESSICA MARGOLIS MAKEUP SCOTT ANDREW HAIR RUBI JONES MODEL CHANEL IMAN (IMG) DANCERS ADRIEN GALO, LOIC MABANZA, VIBEZ, SHEIK, MARIE NINJA, DANIELLE POLANCO, ISABELLA FARRELL, PAIGE FRASER PRODUCER AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR ALEXANDER LAU DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY DAN WITROCK SOUND RECORDING GREG DE SEVE SET DESIGN LUKE ABBY ASSISTANT CAMERA MICHAEL LAMARRA ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER LOIC MABANZA STYLIST ASSISTANT JESSICA JACKSON HAIR ASSISTANT CHANTELL CARRETHEROL GAFFER MATT FIGLER KEY GRIP MASSEO DAVIS SECOND GRIP SHADI BEST SET ASSISTANT JOSHUA LEO PETRY PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS ALESSANDRO MARZANI, MARSHALL SHOWALTER BACKSTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY RODRIGO RIZ MUSIC MILLSTONES
CLOTHING CREDITS ADRIENNE LANDAU, VICTORIA’S SECRET, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, KENNETH JAY LANE, G.A.G. ON THIS THREAD, GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI DESIGN, CREATIVE RECREATION, AMERICAN APPAREL, WOLFORD, PORSCHE DESIGN, THE FEATHER PLACE