Crazy Horse Paris and fashion: a love story – part 2
We already revealed the bond between couturiers and designers and Crazy Horse Paris in a previous article.
But the fashion world has also permeated every level of the cabaret: from shoes to lingerie, photographers to VIPs, Crazy Horse Paris is an ode to their creativity.
Chic stilettos showcase femininity
To accentuate their breathtaking arched backs, the dancers are perched on stilettos, boots and other exceptional footwear. Since 2007, Christian Louboutin has provided the Crazy Girls with his renowned red soles and dizzying heels – his legendary shoes symbolize the height of femininity, fully in step with the essence of Crazy Horse Paris.
As the artistic director of the show “Feu” in 2012, he created acts immersed in his universe, including the iconic and surprising “Voodoo”, which was chosen to appear once again on the stage in the current “Totally Crazy” show.
Corsets and lingerie highlight the dancers’ curves
The Crazy Horse dancers’ curves, emphasized by delicate lingerie, have always inspired corsetieres. Lingerie and corsets, fatal weapons of seduction, are thus created to measure by Poupie Cadolle and Fifi Chachnil, celebrated lingerie designers who share a common passion for the body, refinement and excellence. Not to mention the goddess of chic lingerie, Chantal Thomass, the first woman invited to take on the role of Art Director at Crazy Horse Paris for the show “Dessous Dessus” in 2016. You can admire her sublime adornments in the numbers “Reines des Cœurs” and “Striptease-Moi”, both featured in “Totally Crazy”.
Are you enchanted by these creations?
Did you know that the beautiful body suit from “Reines des Cœurs”, custom made for the Crazy Girls by Chantal Thomass, is available exclusively at the Crazy Horse Paris shop?
Crazy Horse Paris, great inspiration for the greatest photographers
Crazy Horse Paris inspires photographers (and not just fashion photographers) to give their creativity free rein. The famous Ellen Von Unwerth has shot there several times and her poster design for the “Dessus Dessous” show by Chantal Thomass is of particular note. It’s impossible to not also evoke the eclectic Ali Mahdavi and his superb images of the divine Dita Von Teese, Arielle Dombasle, Clotilde Courau and Noémie Lenoir, which gave rise to magnificent posters for these cabaret “guest stars”. Youssef Nabil created the poster image for the show “Feu” by Christian Louboutin, while Pierre and Gilles were the ones behind the show poster with Conchita Wurst draped in a beautiful Jean Paul Gaultier outfit. That photo was then displayed at the Grand Palais in 2015 during the “Jean Paul Gaultier” exhibition. The talented Antoine Poupel and Riccardo Tinelli regularly make photo shoots during the show or in backstage with the Crazy Girls.
The talented Norwegian photographer Sølve Sundsbø, who regularly collaborates with magazines like i-D, Dazed and Confused and Vogue, as well as brands like Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Hermès and MAC, shot the official image for the show currently on stage, “Totally Crazy”.
From models to iconic brands… Crazy Horse Paris is the place to be!
Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley… the fashion world is their playground and these sublime models choose to party at Crazy Horse Paris!
But top models and muses are not the only ones seduced by the glamorous Crazy Horse Paris – singers, artists, actors and designers go there regularly. Rihanna, Scarlett Johansson, Kanye West, Jay Z and Beyoncé, Dita Von Teese, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lana Del Rey and Robin Thicke are all crazy about Crazy Horse Paris.
The cabaret can also lend itself to the needs and desires of iconic brands and their designers. To name but a few: Balmain chose Crazy Horse Paris for an after-show that has not been forgotten, as did the famous concept store colette, Roberto Cavalli and Philipp Plein. Manish Arora, Fifi Chachnil, the creator of Haute Coiffure Charlie Le Mindu, and the young brand Jour/né have all organized fashion shows on the legendary Crazy Horse Paris stage.
Others, such as Miu Miu, have invited the Crazy Horse Paris troupe to perform outside the cabaret at sumptuous evening events with more than 800 handpicked guests. The jeweler Chopard made a big impact by closing its legendary festival at the Cannes Film Festival with a custom-designed show by Crazy Horse Paris entitled “Crazy Diamonds”.
Creators, designers, fabulous brand names and celebrities participate in the legend of Crazy Horse Paris…
So who knows who could be sitting in these iconic velvet armchairs next to you when you come to the show!
Photos : Mark Davies Photo, Antoine Poupel, Solve Sundsbo, Ellen Von Unwerth, Ali Mahdavi, Youssef Nabil, François Goizé