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30 Aug — 15 Sep

Jean Paul Gaultier's Fashion Freak Show

Presented by Brisbane Festival, Tourism and Events Queensland, Brisbane Economic Development Agency, South Bank Corporation in association with TS3, RGM Productions, and Avex Entertainment

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Eccentric, scandalous, provocative, exuberant, and funny as ever.

PARIS – LONDON – TOKYO – OSAKA – MUNICH – LISBON – PORTO – MILAN – BARCELONA – BRISBANE  

Jean Paul Gaultier is set to shake up Australian audiences when his stunning creation, Fashion Freak Show — fifty years of pop culture through the eyes of fashion’s enfant terrible — takes up residence in Brisbane as a sensational centrepiece of this year’s Festival.  

An explosive combination of both a musical revue and fashion show, the production depicts the sensational life of Jean Paul Gaultier against a backdrop of his generation’s most defining political and cultural changes. 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.

As part of this unmissable event, Jean Paul Gaultier has designed hundreds of new exclusive outfits that will feature alongside some of his most iconic creations on the Brisbane runway. Conceived like a grand party featuring an exuberant playlist- from Disco to Funk, from Pop to Rock and New Wave and Punk - Jean Paul Gaultier will surprise us yet again.

Fresh from sellout seasons in Europe and Japan, it's now Brisbane's turn to bear witness to this Australian exclusive season.

Jean Paul Gaultier and Grace Lillian Lee

In a very special collaboration, Australian artist Grace Lillian Lee will unveil a specially designed sculptural couture costume for the Fashion Freak Show catwalk. Grace was invited to collaborate directly with Jean Paul Gaultier in Paris earlier this year to exchange knowledge, designs, and inspirations. This collaboration has the incredible potential to further propel Grace’s practice, build her international profile and impart the knowledge and beauty of Australia’s First Nations Peoples.

Grace is exhibiting The Dream Weaver: Guardians of Grace at Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the festival. 


Price

$89 - $149

Times

2:00pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm

Duration

Approx. 2 hours 5 minutes, including interval

Where

South Bank Piazza

186 Little Stanley Street, South Brisbane

Venue info

Accessibility

Wheelchair Accessible

75% Visual Content

Important Info

Nudity, strobe lighting and scenes of a sexual nature, suitable for ages 15+.

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IT’S A SHOW OF A DIFFERENT KIND

The New York Times

DON’T MISS THIS SHOW. #GENIUS

Madonna

WILDLY, JOYFULLY AND IMAGINATIVELY OVER THE TOP! THIS MUSICAL SPECTACLE CONSTANTLY BLOWS THE AUDIENCE AWAY WITH ITS INVENTIVENESS AND DARING

London Living

FUNKY AND SCANDALOUS, GENEROUS, COLORFUL, JOYFUL, SEXY AND A LITTLE BIT MORE…

Le Parisien



#Artist

Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier is one of the world’s most recognisable fashion and Haute Couture icons. His career spans 50-years of fashion, dance, music and cinema.


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How to get there

South Bank Piazza

186 Little Stanley Street, South Brisbane

Getting there

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