Christian Louboutin

First Guest Creator of Crazy Horse Paris

The collaboration between the renowned Crazy Horse Paris and the very first Guest Creator, Christian Louboutin, began with a simple text message sent to the latter by Andrée Deissenberg.

He has always been inspired by music-hall dancers and, in particular, by those of the Crazy Horse Paris. It is for this reason that Christian Louboutin, who speaks of the cabaret as being « an iconic Parisian monument, a monument to dance, a modern and dreamlike conceptualization, celebrating women in honor of women”, accepted the invitation without hesitating. The Crazy show, renamed “Feu” for the occasion, was performed from the 5th of March to the 31st of May 2012 to a sold-out audience.

The Crazy codes revisited

For this magnificent show, which revisits the Crazy Horse codes and was filmed in 3D, Louboutin created several acts, in which he adds his own personal vision and touch, as, for example, in the legendary « Teasing » number, that he transformed into a bewitching « Voodoo », with an African dance performed by one of the Crazy Girls.

In this rather surreal and magical act, invisible hands caress the dancer and leave their fluorescent handprints on her body. The act is performed to a tune composed by the American hip-hop recording artist, Swizz Beatz.

Le créateur Christian Louboutin entouré par les Crazy Girls au Crazy Horse Paris

Crazy Girls versus "Loubi" Girls

Amongst his other creations figures an act called « La Pénitente », inspired by a painting by the Spanish artist Francisco de Zurburan and exposed at the Louvre, and « Masteroïde”, created to a tune composed by David Lynch.

In the finale of « Feu », the Crazy Girls square up to the « Loubi Girls » in an act inspired by the famous « Rumble » between the two clans in West Side Story.

Assisted by Patricia Folly for the staging of the acts, Christian Louboutin mixes and matches various artistic domains, such as Hip-Hop and classical masterpieces.

Symbols in the realms of creation

« Christian Louboutin and Crazy Horse Paris are symbols of Parisian nightlife, whose universes cross borders. Symbols of the realms of creation, of astonishment and modernity, they share the same sources of inspiration – Women, of course, but also the world that surrounds them – and have the exceptional know-how to produce hitherto unseen and breath-taking creations. It was therefore a matter of course that we called upon Christian Louboutin”, Andrée Deissenberg, General Manager of Crazy Horse Paris, explains.

Shoes for the Stars

Christian Louboutin is a French luxury footwear and leather goods designer. At age 27, he turned his name into a brand. His models are internationally renowned and worn by women as well as showgirls all around the world. In 2012, he collaborated with the famed Parisian cabaret, the Crazy Horse Paris, and its inimitable setting dedicated to beautifying women.

DID YOU KNOW THAT... ?

  • The cabaret is considered a national monument in France. It is a cultural phenomenon and part of the national heritage.

  • 300 “Crazy Red” lipsticks are used each year by Crazy Horse Paris’ dancers.

  • Internationally acclaimed corsetiere Poupie Cadolle, whose grandmother invented the bra, designed the corsets for « Red Shoes ».

  • Le nom du cabaret parisien est en hommage au chef Sioux Crazy Horse.

  • Crazy Horse Paris was founded by Alain Bernardin in 1951 and has been an illustrious cabaret ever since.

  • Hilton McConnico a crée la première affiche du spectacle “Désirs” en 2009.

  • Chaque année, les danseuses du Crazy Horse utilisent 250 paires de bas, 500 litres de maquillage et 300 tubes de rouge « Crazy ».

  • Christian Louboutin a dessiné les souliers d’une majorité de tableaux dont « Teasing », « Rougir de Désir » et « Upside Down ».

  • Poupie Cadolle a crée les corsets de « Red Shoes ».

  • All dancers are classically trained. It takes three to five month of hard work to transform a classical dancer into a Crazy Girl.

  • Chaque danseuse est baptisée d’un nom de scène lors de son entrée au Crazy Horse.

  • Deux danseuses du Crazy Horse ont été les modèles pour David Lynch pour son projet « Fetish », en collaboration avec Christian Louboutin.

  • La voix féminine sur la bande son du numéro “Spoutnik” appartient à la danseuse Fiamma Rosa.

  • At least six pairs of shoes are tailor made for each dancer.

  • La 1ère Guest Star dans l’histoire du Crazy Horse est Dita Von Teese en octobre 2006.

  • Inauguré le 21 septembre 2009, le show “Désirs” est signé Philippe Decouflé et Ali Mahdavi.

  • Fifi Chachnil signe la tenue de la PDGère dans « Crisis ! What Crisis ? »

  • More than 30 dancers currently work with Crazy Horse Paris.

  • Celebrity shoe creator Christian Louboutin designed the red-soled shoes for many acts including “Teasing”, “Rougir de Désirs” and “Upside Down”.

  • Two Crazy Girls modelled for David Lynch’s “Fetish” photo series