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Eccentric, scandalous, provocative, exuberant and funny as ever, Jean Paul Gaultier will thrill Munich with his breathtaking Fashion Freak Show. As the production’s author, director and costume 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 of excess, poetry and magic. With a gripping set, electrifying music and costumes that are already iconic, this burlesque extravaganza, somewhere between revue and musical, is a must-see – 50 years of pop culture through the eyes of the enfant terrible of fashion!

Eccentric, scandalous, provocative, exuberant and funny as ever, Jean Paul Gaultier will thrill Munich with his breathtaking Fashion Freak Show. As the production’s author, director and costume 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 of excess, poetry and magic. With a gripping set, electrifying music and costumes that are already iconic, this burlesque extravaganza, somewhere between revue and musical, is a must-see – 50 years of pop culture through the eyes of the enfant terrible of fashion!

The Fashion Freak Show premiered at the renowned Folies Bergère in Paris in 2019, and, since updated and reimagined, in the summer of 2021 at London’s West End.

“Extravagance that’s a lot of fun”

The Guardian

And the New York Times calls it “a show of a different kind”. This show can’t be pigeonholed and is first and foremost a big party.

 

The famous stylist in the stripy top brings together artists from circus, theatre, music and dance on stage in a truly crazy collection. From his childhood to the beginnings of his career, from his greatest fashion shows to his wild nights at Le Palace or in London: interspersed with video clips and one-act miniatures, Jean Paul Gaultier recounts his experiences, pays tribute to the people who inspired him and reveals tidbits from his love stories and personal life. The extravagant fashion designer will open the wardrobe doors to his legendary creations, such as Madonna’s pink corset with the lacy cups, and again has a few surprises in store, with hundreds of his new, exclusive outfits incorporated in the lush backdrop.

 

German premiere of the sensational show

 

In July 2023, Gaultier invites the Munich audience to join the party: “Beauty can be found everywhere; it all depends on how you look at it. It’s about joy and dreams, and I want every audience member to leave happier than they arrived.”

  • Jean Paul Gaultier, creator, writer, director & costume designer
  • Tonie Marshall, co-director
  • Marion Motin, choreographer
  • Nile Rodgers, music producer & director
  • Raphaël Cioffi, writer
  • Eric Soyer, scenographer
  • Renaud Rubiano, videographer