Making Jimmy Page – The “Poppy Suit” in the KnuckleBonz® Rock Iconz® Collector Series
It’s been over a decade since we first had the pleasure to work with Jimmy Page, founder of Led Zeppelin, on the original Rock Iconz Statue. The original “Poppy Suite” statue design had us travel to London to meet with Jimmy Page and view this iconic piece of music history live. A fashion model was hired to pose in the suit. This allowed us to capture some amazing detail for the hand-sculpted finer points. It was important to Jimmy that we see the suit live and we were of course thrilled to oblique. We were able to talk about the entire production process with Jimmy Page, we will never forget it. He was so great and was genuinely interested in our processes for production and design. Jimmy Page is the ultimate production professional as you probably know if your reading the KnuckleBonz Blog. Toward the end of the photo shoot, Jimmy was suddenly whisked away by his assistant. He was late for “rehearsal.” We did not think much of it at the time, but little did we know, he was going to band practice with Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham. The following week, we found out along with the rest of the world, that Led Zeppelin would reunite for the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concerts at O2 Arena in London. This was a high point for KnuckleBonz. In the next “Making Jimmy Page” installment, will share one of the low points that happened the night of this Led Zeppelin reunion show some months later. It would serve as the inspiration for the 2nd Jimmy Page Rock Iconz design “The Stormtrooper.”
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