Model present the painter's pictures. at a show, embarrassing and strange. Where at first the models fully dressed, then less, till emperor's new dress, as known from fairy tales.
Great were the expenses and the crowds, but a picture was not sold. That's how it would have come, if I had followed the idea, the moronic of the manager for events.
The story - thanks to wit and comedy - is invented, but typical for a scene. However, actions, silly events etc have indeed been proposed to attract people, who out of boredom would sip my champain. But the small picture is attractive, modern, expressive and elegant. One looks at it with a smile.