This fashion collection started as a stage set for a scene in Grand Gabrielo le Magnifique's Flyfishing Boutique (Napoléon, Femme, Rhinocéros) where PomPom de la Tour Awfful and Serge LeChapellier take poor traumatised Napoleon for his glorious makeover. I had the joy of collaborating with the amazing Liv Monaghan in the early stages of the concept and make for this play.
Then the lovely Grace Teshima, on seeing the play back in 2014, asked if I would like to show the clothes in her gallery on rue des Abbesses, Montmartre, and it grew into a fashion show. The collection evolved with each subsequent show: in La Petite Maison as part of their Semaine Débranché when we showed it inside a giant cardboard "television", and most recently at the very stripy and now defunct Club Rayé on rue Dussoubs in the 2ème arrondissement.
Many thanks and hugs to the following:
Liv Monaghan for her inspirational collaboration with the collection concept, to all the fabulous supermodels: Hélène Tran (Helenita Bananita), Tasha Ong (Margarita Spirulina), Nella Fauve, Liv Monaghan, Nia Cason (Table Leg Quartet), Emma Phillips (Garrlika Della Iglesias), Mickael Remilien (Browny M), Julie McIvor (Madame Black Dahlia de Fluffy), Cassandra Kish (), Sacha Majetniak, Antony Apostolov (Apollonia Mi Corazon De La Vagina Furiosa), Corinne LaBalme (Felicity Hatstand), Danette St Onge (La Marquesa Alphonsine di Thermidor), Lisa Ducasse (Midnight Sugar Plum), James Jewell, Aziz Sanni, Brigitte Wayman, Phoebe Blackburn, Peter Brown, Abbey Kelly, Gina Crgs, Betty Rojas, Sophie McVeigh, Sophia Queret, Bernardo Moraan Caal; to the fabulous photographers: Jean-Baptiste Rivet, Romain Chocart, Kara Jewell, Marcos Lira and Kelly Odette Dochy, and to Grace Teshima for her glorious encouragement and support.