I respect the need to grieve, but the inclusion of a commemorative ceremony was a distraction - the CBC slow-mo broadcast of a luger crashing to his death would playback in attendees heads for the remainder of the day. Nodar's face could be viewed on two large screens, but to bring the mood up, Gaudet enlisted the help of Georgian vocalists and the Kakheti Dance Ensemble - a welcomed distraction from the mood-crushing memorial.
Video of the Carlton Brown runway show
Photos of the Carlton Brown runway show
Backstage photos at the Carlton Brown runway show
Since people (presumably) work during the day, the audience wasn't as packed either. This meant fewer photographers, which was music to my ears. For the first time this week, I could sit with my legs completely stretched out in the pit. So when Gaudet took to the runway at 3pm, I was really looking forward to shooting in relative comfort.
I didn't know how I felt about Gaudet's jackets at first - they reminded me of bedsheets. But the Gaudet look quickly started to grow on me. Unfortunately the show lasted for less than fifteen minutes. Just as I was starting to really get into it, it was over.