Jean Paul Gaultier's Fashion Freak Show was presented in Tokyo

A presentation of Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show was made during Tokyo Creative Salon 2023 on 19 th March 2023. The show is coming to Tokyo's Orb Theater in from 19th May to 4th June 2023.

Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show

Jean Paul Gaultier created a new genre of show, a smashing and original revue “Fashion Freak Show“.

Eccentric, scandalous, provocative, exuberant, and funny as ever, Jean Paul Gaultier is shaking up Tokyo with his stunning creation, Fashion Freak Show - 50 years of pop culture through the eyes of fashion’s enfant terrible.

The production, an explosive combination of revue and fashion show, depicts the sensational life of Jean Paul Gaultier against a backdrop of his generation’s most defining political and cultural changes. The iconic music - from Disco to Funk, from Pop to Rock and New Wave and Punk - boasts a playlist of hits that have inspired the artist throughout his life.

Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show

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. Set against the backdrop of a giant video wall, a key part of the production features vignettes of special guest stars – including a number of Gaultier’s long-term, iconic supporters and friends.

Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show
Silvia Kabaivaova, Editor-in-chief of Be Global Fashion Network with dancers in the show

Rossy de Palma plays the young Gaultier’s unforgiving schoolteacher, who harbours secret fashion fantasies of her own, while Catherine Deneuve reads out the hysterical names that Gaultier gave the creations in his fabulous men’s couture show of the early ’90s.

As 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 filled with excess, poetry and magic. 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, Myléne Farmer) and dance (Régine Chopinot, Angelin Prejlocaj).

Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show

In the show, conceived like a grand party, Jean Paul Gaultier has designed hundreds of new exclusive outfits, incorporated within an exuberant set – without forgetting to invite his most iconic creations! He has collaborated with the best in their field; actress, scriptwriter and director Tonie Marshall, who co-directs the show, and choreographer Marion Motin (Madonna, Christine and the Queens, Stromae, Resiste The Musical). From disco to funk, from pop to rock and new wave and punk, Fashion Freak Show has an explosive playlist of hits that have inspired the artist throughout his life. Fashion Freak Show is produced in association with TS3 (A Fimalac Entertainment Company) and RGM Productions and Avex Entertainment. A great festive moment to enjoy irresponsibly!

Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show

Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show

Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show

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As the founder of Be Global Fashion Network and several other fashion websites, Silvia has been working for more than 20 years covering fashion industry trends and news. With a passion for the fashion business, she focuses on sustainable fashion and innovations, custom fashion and print on demand services. Silvia is a Chairman of Bulgarian Fashion Association. You can reach her at

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