Dessous Dessus

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.

Book your tickets online right now or at +33 (0)1 47 23 32 32 … And don’t miss the Crazy Horse “Dessous Dessus”!

  • Dessus Dessous, spectacle du Crazy Horse Paris par Chantal Thomass © Ellen von Unwerth

Pictures by Ellen von Unwerth

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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…

Learn more about Chantal Thomass on her website


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

Music :
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

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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