FASHION FREAK SHOW
Come and discover a brand new kind of entertainment in Paris! Between a revue and a fashion show. Just let the famous Jean-Paul Gaultier, the fashion’s « enfant terrible », invite you behind the scene of his world, the story of his life! A show about joy and dreams to marvel you!
From 18/09/2018 to 30/12/2018
at the Théâtre des Folies Bergère. 32, rue Richer, 75009 - PARIS
“This show is the story of my life, things I have experienced, seen and loved” - Jean Paul Gaultier
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
In 1976, after working for famous French fashion designer like Jean Patou or Pierre Cardin, the young Jean Paul Gaultier decided to create his first collection under his own name with the help of Francis Meneuge. Two years later he presented his first collections with new partners.
In the eighties, Jean-Paul Gaultier was one of the most talked-about young fashion designers. In 1984 he launched his first menswear collection with the “Male as Object”.
In 1997, his dream came true when he became one of the big names of the Haute Couture with an haute couture collection “Gaultier Paris”. That same year Gaultier designed costumes for “The Fifth Element” directed by Luc Besson.
And now enjoy the brand new work of Jean Paul Gaultier with the Fashion Freak Show, an extraordinary outlandish, passionate, rude, sexy production
THE FOLIES BERGÈRE
Opened in 1869, les Folies Bergères tells the story of a Paris by night. It was the first place in France to introduce the famous Music Hall period, offering many kinds of performances like acrobats, singers, dancers, magicians or trained animals… At the beginning, the music hall was offering dance shows, plays and songs, but gradually songs and singers became the main attraction!
The Folies Bergères became a legendary place with the help of many singers, dancers, actors, painters! From Josephine Baker to Mistinguette, from Charlie Chaplin to Meurice Chevalier, or the French Impressionist painter Edouard Manet with “The Bar at the Folies-Bergères”, 1981-82...
During the Fifties the enthusiasm of the music hall came to an end and it’s only in 1996 that the Folies Bergères began to play modern shows like Zorro...