ARRRGH! at La Gaîté Lyrique

Hideki Seo - Swimming in the Garment 
Paris' Gaîté Lyrique, a cultural centre usually dedicated to digital arts and music, is currently branching out and hosting a fashion-led exhibition called ARRGH! Monstres de Mode. Displaying over 80 eccentric outfits from contemporary designers ranging from Alexander McQueen, to Maison Martin Margiela and Issey Miyake, the exhibition explores the idea of a fashion monster, and how sartorial creations can disguise and transform the naked body into a veritably strange and otherworldly presence. Charlie le Mindu's hair-covered creations - reminiscent of the deformed bodies dreamt up by the Chapman brothers - sit near to playfully bright forms by Walter Van Bierondonck and bondage-inspired rabbit costumes from Kim Traeger to create a maze of freaky mannequins who seem to have escaped from the rarefied confines of Paris Fashion Week. A lively yet sometimes dark look at fashion and well worth a visit. 

ARRRGH! Monstres de Mode
until 7th April 2013
Entry €7 
La GaÎté Lyrique
3 bis rue Papin
75003 Paris

Charlie le Mindu - Kiss Freak
Issey Miyake and Dai Fujiwara - Monkey
Kim Traeger - Run-Over Rabbit

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