Eccentric, scandalous, provocative, exuberant, and funny as ever, Jean Paul Gaultier is set to shake up London this summer time when his stunning creation, Vogue Freak Display – 50 decades of pop tradition through the eyes of fashion’s enfant terrible – will take up residence at the Roundhouse.
The manufacturing, an explosive mixture of revue and style show, depicts the sensational existence of Jean Paul Gaultier versus a backdrop of his generation’s most defining political and cultural improvements. The iconic tunes – from Disco to Funk, from Pop to Rock and New Wave and Punk – offers a playlist of hits that have influenced the artist all through his daily life.
Jean Paul Gaultier said: “I’m so thrilled that my Fashion Freak Present will be returning to London to just take up home at the Roundhouse. Right after a two-12 months hiatus, I are unable to assume of a superior area to celebrate the return of the exhibit than my favorite town. London is expensive to my heart and has usually been a constant resource of inspiration. I have been coming here considering that my youth and have been considerably motivated by British audio, theatre and cinema through my vocation from ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ by means of Punk and New Wave – and I hold coming again. I hope that audiences will love the clearly show as a great deal as I did producing it.”
Fashion Freak Show premiered with an acclaimed operate in Paris in 2019 at the famous Folies Bergère and has been current and reimagined for the Roundhouse to be staged with a catwalk.
In this remarkable creation, actors, dancers and circus artists get to the stage and perform
outlandish, passionate, greater than lifestyle, provocative, sexy, sassy creatures and personalities. Established versus a backdrop of a large movie wall, a essential section of the output features vignettes of specific visitor stars – including a quantity of Gaultier’s very long-expression, iconic supporters and friends. Rossy de Palma plays the youthful Gaultier’s unforgiving schoolteacher, who harbours magic formula manner fantasies of her own, though Catherine Deneuve reads out the witty names that Gaultier gave his creations in his fantastic men’s couture present of the early ’90s.
As writer, director and costume designer, Jean Paul Gaultier seems again at an period with
extravagance and tenderness and invitations us powering the scenes into his entire world filled with excessive, poetry and magic. From his childhood to his early job, from his greatest fashion displays to the wild evenings in Le Palace or London, Jean Paul Gaultier shares his journal of the situations and pays tribute to those who influenced him in film (Pedro Almodovar, Luc Besson), new music (Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Mylene Farmer) and dance (Régine Chopinot, Angelin Prejlocaj). In the exhibit, conceived like a grand celebration, Jean Paul Gaultier will surprise us nonetheless all over again. He has made hundreds of new distinctive outfits, showcased within an exuberant set – with no forgetting to include things like his most legendary creations! He has collaborated with the ideal in their subject, which include 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 explained: “We are unbelievably fired up to welcome Vogue Freak Exhibit to the Roundhouse this summer time. Jean Paul Gaultier has blazed an unmistakable trail about the past 50 a long time and frequently cited the new music, culture and angle of London as big influences. It feels fitting that we can provide this impressive celebration of his lifestyle, impact and resourceful genius to our iconic area, which has been central to so lots of of the capital’s key cultural movements for the duration of his life span.”
Trend Freak Exhibit is made by TEG MJR in affiliation with TS3 (A Fimalac Leisure Organization) and RGM Productions and Avex Entertainment.