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Jean Paul Gaultier: “I have a profound respect for your culture and the contribution Greeks have made to humanity”

Eccentric, scandalous, provocative, exuberant as ever, Jean Paul Gaultier is shaking up Paris once again by inventing a new kind of entertainment between a revue and a fashion show.

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, Luc Besson), music (Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Mylène Farmer) and dance (Régine Chopinot, Angelin Prejlocaj). In this show, thought out like a grand party, Jean Paul Gaultier surprise us 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!

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.

“I want to show difference. For there is beauty to be found everywhere, it all depends on how one chooses to look at it. I’ve always loved freaks, weirdoes, agitators, the mixing of different aesthetics, the unexpected encounters. This transgressive energy will be on show for all to see”, Gaultier mentioned.

Jean Paul Gaultier has always praised Greece for “it has always been an inspiration for me: the light, the sky, the islands, the sea, the people… I have a profound respect for your culture and the contribution Greeks have made to humanity.”

Some might say provocateur, others enfant terrible. Or you could simply call it modern-day thinking.

Source: Odena

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