When planning Celine Dion’s return engagement at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas her designers came to IWEISS looking for a tabbing curtain to cover the 145’ wide x 45’ high proscenium.
In addition to the enormous size of this curtain, the added challenge was to provide a beautiful reveal on stage as well as completely tab out of sight. In order to combine both functions, the curtain needed to literally hang below the grid making it 80’ high. Each half was 77’ wide which with 300% fullness yielded two panels at 231’ wide flat, requiring 3,000 yards of fabric. In spite of the fact that a lightweight velvet was chosen to keep the weight manageable, the entire curtain still weighed more than 2,000 lbs. The largest curtain fabricated in our shop yet. It was motorized using existing house equipment.