Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Absence of the Artist

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Every year, a Group of Advocates (GA) come together for a fund-raising event with the who’s who in society in attendance. The event is highly anticipated, as GA would host a glamorous and worthwhile program. Besides, for the older generation and upper echelons of society, being invited and attending the event says one is in the inner, exclusive circle.

For the event, GA planned a fashion event to showcase the brilliance of local designers. Originally, the plan was for several designers, but once GA talked to a Top Designer (TD), the line up was down to two. One designer was tasked to do the clothes for the opening set. The rest would show the line of TD.

The deal was set and GA was assured of the commitment of TD, as he would be the main featured designer. Besides, TD’s name is synonymous to fabulous outfits that the most beautiful women beyond the world would wear. TD would be trustworthy, as GA confidently thought.

The agreement was sealed and the cost for TD’s services was nearly a million for the set. Members of GA were going to be the models and each participant or her sponsor shelled out the money. It did not matter, as the event was for raising funds for the projects of GA. Fitting was not even scheduled because GA trusted TD.

Several hours before the event at a posh ballroom of a high-end hotel, the gowns of the first designer were ready and the models were prepared for their walk. However, tension was high, as the gowns of TD, which allegedly numbered to almost 30 were still incomplete. Worse, some were haphazardly done, like work was crammed the day before the event. As TD’s set of models waited for the other gowns, the organizer’s greatest nightmare was coming true. Other than the poorly done outfits, the clock was ticking and the show has to start even if the gowns were incomplete. All possible means to contact TD were blocked and messages could not seem to reach him. The show must go on even if the disappointed models, who had hoped to walk in TD’s collection but did not have gowns, stayed in the corner and wept out of dismay. They knew that the people who had hoped to see them walk on the runway would wonder why they would not go on stage.

When curtain call came, the first designer came out, but TD was nowhere in sight. The silence of the audience was undeniable, as no words could express their disappointment as someone like TD, whom they trusted with their event, failed them and led to an embarrassing night.   

‘There is always a great price to pay for irresponsibility.’ – Sunday Adelaja

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20 comments:

  1. Sinong designer?

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  2. Si TD ba ay si A?!

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    1. Bat naman kasi 2 lang ang kinuhang designers? Hina naman ng risk assessment ng organizer. Sikat lang si A pero di pa powerhouse, so malamang sasabit ang paggawa ng maraming damit for their event. Da who si unang designer though?

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  3. This is A not M.

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  4. Mas well known si M sa gowns. So I guess sya to.

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  5. Da who???!!!!!?

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  6. A. How could you?

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  7. I think this is A. Ever since he designed an iconic gown for a famous personality sadly, lumaki na ulo niya.

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  8. A. Clue: most beautiful women BEYOND THE WORLD would wear

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  9. Absence of the Artist mga beks. So si A yan.

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    1. Korek. But I want to know binalik ba ang bayad?

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  10. Any clue who is A?

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  11. What was the event for?

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  12. hala ang hirap naman.. call a friend naman jan mga beshiessss

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  13. A. Sure ako... -popsicle

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  14. naka-tsamba lng nman di nman takaga nag take off ang career nya. ibalik ng bayad w/ dagdag

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  15. I doubt si M to. You dont get where he is by being careless. Taon din ang binilang ni M bago maka angat. His pieces require meticulous care. Hindi bara bara yan. And his clientele are high society people, he would never let them down else lose his clients.

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