July 19, 2024


The Fashion Inside

First Look at JEAN PAUL GAULTIER’S FASHION FREAK SHOW At London’s Roundhouse

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Eccentric, scandalous, provocative, exuberant, and funny as at any time, Jean Paul Gaultier is established to shake up London this summer season when his amazing development, Style Freak Clearly show – 50 many years of pop society via the eyes of fashion’s enfant awful – normally takes up residence at the Roundhouse.

The generation, an explosive blend of revue and style exhibit, depicts the sensational life of Jean Paul Gaultier towards a backdrop of his generation’s most defining political and cultural modifications. The legendary audio – from Disco to Funk, from Pop to Rock and New Wave and Punk – offers a playlist of hits that have encouraged the artist throughout his everyday living.

Jean Paul Gaultier reported: “I am so thrilled that my Style Freak Exhibit will be returning to London to take up residence at the Roundhouse. Soon after a two-calendar year hiatus, I cannot think of a better place to rejoice the return of the demonstrate than my favourite metropolis. London is expensive to my heart and has constantly been a consistent supply of inspiration. I have been coming listed here because my youth and have been greatly influenced by British music, theatre and cinema throughout my vocation from ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ via Punk and New Wave – and I hold coming again. I hope that audiences will delight in the display as considerably as I did producing it.”

Vogue Freak Clearly show premiered with an acclaimed operate in Paris in 2019 at the legendary Folies Bergère and has been updated and reimagined for the Roundhouse to be staged with a catwalk.

In this remarkable production, actors, dancers and circus artists take to the stage and engage in
outlandish, passionate, much larger than daily life, provocative, pretty, sassy creatures and personalities. Set versus a backdrop of a large video wall, a essential component of the creation features vignettes of exclusive guest stars – such as a amount of Gaultier’s prolonged-phrase, legendary supporters and mates. Rossy de Palma performs the young Gaultier’s unforgiving schoolteacher, who harbours magic formula manner fantasies of her own, when Catherine Deneuve reads out the witty names that Gaultier gave his creations in his fantastic men’s couture exhibit of the early ’90s.

As creator, director and costume designer, Jean Paul Gaultier appears back again at an era with
extravagance and tenderness and invites us behind the scenes into his planet filled with extra, poetry and magic. From his childhood to his early profession, from his finest style displays to the wild nights in Le Palace or London, Jean Paul Gaultier shares his journal of the periods and pays tribute to those people who motivated him in movie (Pedro Almodovar, Luc Besson), music (Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Mylene Farmer) and dance (Régine Chopinot, Angelin Prejlocaj). In the exhibit, conceived like a grand occasion, Jean Paul Gaultier will surprise us nonetheless yet again. He has made hundreds of new unique outfits, showcased inside an exuberant set – without having forgetting to include things like his most legendary creations! He has collaborated with the finest in their discipline, together with the late actress, scriptwriter and director Tonie Marshall, who co-directed the clearly show, and choreographer Marion Motin (Madonna, Christine and the Queens, Stromae, Résiste, La Comédie Musicale).

Marcus Davey – CEO and Creative Director, Roundhouse reported: “We’re very excited to welcome Fashion Freak Show to the Roundhouse this summer season. Jean Paul Gaultier has blazed an unmistakable path more than the last 50 yrs and frequently cited the songs, tradition and angle of London as significant influences. It feels fitting that we can provide this spectacular celebration of his lifestyle, influence and innovative genius to our legendary house, which has been central to so many of the capital’s key cultural actions through his life time.”

Fashion Freak Demonstrate is generated by TEG MJR in association with TS3 (A Fimalac Leisure Corporation) and RGM Productions and Avex Entertainment.

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