Eccentric, scandalous, provocative, exuberant and funny as ever, Jean Paul Gaultier is shaking up Paris once again by inventing a new kind of entertainment lying somewhere between a revue and a fashion show.
In this extraordinary production, actors, dancers and circus artists take to the stage and play outlandish, passionate, larger than life, rude, sexy, sassy creatures and personalities. As author, director and set designer, Jean Paul Gaultier takes a look at our times in both an extravagant and tender way and invites us behind the scenes into his world filled with excess, poetry and magic.
From his childhood to his early career, from his greatest fashion shows to the wild nights in Le Palace or London, Jean Paul Gaultier shares his journal of the times and pays tribute to those who have inspired him in film (Pedro Almodovar, Lu Besson), music (Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Myléne Farmer) and dance (Règine Chopinot, Angelin Prejlocaj).
In this show, presented like a grand party, Jean Paul Gaultier will surprise yet again. For this occasion, he designed tens of new exclusive outfits to incorporate within an exuberant scenography – without forgetting to invite his most iconic creations!
To carry through with this project, he collaborated with the best in their field such as actress, scriptwriter and director Tonie Marshall, who co-directs the show, and Marion Motin (Madonna, Christine and the Queens, Stromae, RESISTE, the musical…) for choreography.
From disco to funk, from pop to rock and also new wave and punk, the Fashion Freak Show is an explosive playlist of hits that have inspired the artists throughout his life. A great festive moment to enjoy irresponsibly!
Fashion Freak Show made it’s UK premiere at London’s Southbank in July 2019, to great audience and critical acclaim. In 2020, the production heads to Russia, with performances in St Petersburg and Moscow.
*Fashion Freak Show is produced by Thierry Suc of TS3. RGM are the international producers.