Chantal Thomass show: exclusive engagement
until March 31st 2017
To celebrate 65 years of folly and glamour, Crazy Horse Paris is throwing itself into a new creative adventure and is making 2016 an exceptional year by inviting the renowned creator of Parisian lingerie Chantal Thomass to be the show Art Director until March 31st, 2017.
With Chantal Thomass, Crazy Horse Paris is opening its doors to its first-ever female “Guest Creator”. Following Philippe Decouflé and Christian Louboutin, the High Priestess of chic lingerie dresses the legendary Crazy dancers… only to better undress them!
”When Andrée Deissenberg offered me this tantalizing adventure, I didn’t hesitate for a second. I was sure I would have an extraordinary experience, and be given the privilege to create with absolute freedom in a new creative universe. What could be more exciting than having to take up such a challenge for the Temple of Femininity?”
Chantal Thomass, assisted by the Crazy Horse Paris team, presents five exclusive, brand new acts alongside iconic Crazy Horse acts, such as “God Save Our Bareskin”, reworked into couture pieces to create endlessly reinvented visual effects.
Chantal Thomass added also her personal touch to the cabaret, decorating the venue to offer visitors a unique immersion them into her creative world starting from the opening of the cabaret’s doors all the way to their seats: mirror games, a telephone booth reinvented as a chic boudoir, a red carpet corset and a step & repeat wall to feel like a celebrity and experience Crazy Horse Paris with lots of glamour and a pinch of humor.
Pictures by Ellen von Unwerth
Exclusive - discover a preview of "Dessous Dessus"
The jet-black hair, fringed and bobbed. Carmine lips. An exclusively black wardrobe, barely punctuated by white. The silhouette of Chantal Thomass is unmistakable, fashion icon worshiped by style professionals, known and recognized by the general public, who see in her the High Priestess of chic lingerie.
The adventure begins in the late 60s. That was when the designer launched her first prêt-à-porter brand Ter et Bantine.
A few years later, in 1975, Chantal Thomass introduced lingerie into her fashion shows. She diverted traditionally masculine fabrics, playing with silk and having fun with her beloved frills. She successively reinvented the bra, the corset, the garter belt, the corset, stockings, later inventing lace tights.
Gradually, the designer expanded her universe to include that of the home and decorating, opening her boudoir boutique in the center of Paris. Today, Chantal Thomass’s creations are distributed in over 25 countries and remain precursors of a glamorous, ultra feminine, sexy style that has opened the way for many other designers…
CRAZY HORSE PARIS
Crazy Horse Paris was founded in Paris in 1951 by Alain Bernardin, avant-garde artist and insatiable admirer of women. He had the idea of placing creation and the female form at the center of his cabaret, and over the years developed a unique artistic signature, combining dancers with perfect and arched bodies and dressed primarily by nothing more than projections of light.
In 2006, Andrée Deissenberg, Chief Creative Officer, revived Bernardin’s guiding precept with the idea of opening the doors of Crazy to the exceptional women and men of the times with exclusive and exceptional shows and soirées.
In 2016, Crazy Horse Paris celebrates its 65th anniversary, and for this special occasion, for 15 days last march this most glamorous of Parisian cabarets hosted the queen of burlesque Dita Von Teese to sold out shows, who enthralled over 8,500 spectators from around the world to applaud her on the most chic of Parisian stages. Just a few months after the runaway success of Dita’s Crazy Show, the famous cabaret on Avenue George V is pleasing itself and others by offering its French and international audience a new, not-to-be-missed show.
The show program
Artistic Direction: Chantal Thomass
God Save The Glam – Crisis! What Crisis? – Reine des Cœurs* – Rougir de Désir – Baby Buns -Teasing – Striptease-Moi* – Double Trouble* – Attraction – Upside Down – Rose de Versailles* – Legmania – But I Am a Good Girl – Chuchotements – Take My Love – Dessous Dessus* & vyour host for the evening: Miss Bizou
*Created by Chantal Thomass
Choreography: Stéphane Jarny – Music director: Florian Sailer – Costumes: Chantal Thomass – Shoes: Christian Louboutin – Lights & Projections: Crazy Horse
Striptease-Moi: conceived by Stéphane Lucas
Reine des Cœurs: “Oops!… I Did It Again” – Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox feat. Haley Reinhart
Created by pianist and arranger Scott Bradlee in 2009, the rotating collective of Postmodern Jukebox reimagines contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears, from swing to doo-wop, ragtime to Motown – or, as Bradlee himself puts it, “pop music in a time machine.” They have amassed more than 550 million views and 2.1 million subscribers, performed on “Good Morning America”, topped iTunes and Billboard charts and played hundreds of shows to packed-house crowds on four continents. They return to Europe as part of their world tour in March 2017. For more info visit their website .
Striptease–Moi: created exclusively for Crazy Horse Paris, asongwriter: Stéphane Lucas (aka Mister Luminium) – musical direction: Leonard Lasry, singer: Lolly Wish.
Thanks to Barrisol – Boselli – Brugnoli – Caron – Philippe Ferrandis – Giglam – Grosfilley Lunettes – Parapluies Guy de Jean- Maison Sophie Hallette – Christian Louboutin – Marie Mercié – Celeste Mogador – Jessy Nottola – Antoine Poupel – Ratti – Séram – Swarovski – Ellen von Unwerth
Photos by Antoine Poupel