Berlin’s The ONE Grand Show

A dancer attends a photocall for the new "THE ONE Grand Show" at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, Germany, September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke SEARCH "GRAND SHOW" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.

A dancer attends a photocall for the new “THE ONE Grand Show” at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, Germany, September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke.

HANNIBAL HANSCHKE 
October, 2016

From silver body suits with giant mohawks to revealing fishnet tops with huge feathers, colourful, extravagant costumes take centre stage at a new theatrical show in Berlin.

French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier has swapped the Paris runway for the German stage to create some 500 costumes for “THE ONE Grand Show”, an 11-million euro ($12.2 million) production showcasing plenty of singing, dancing and acrobatics.

Fashion’s “enfant terrible”, who designed Madonna’s cone brassiere for her 1990 “Blond Ambition” tour, takes on his first revue show, in which an abandoned theatre comes back to life thanks to an underground party.

“I have dreamed of working on a revue ever since I was a little boy,” the 64-year-old designer says on the show’s website. “Now, more than a dream is coming true for me.”

The show, which premiered Oct. 6, is scheduled to run at Berlin’s Friedrichstadt-Palast until mid-2018.

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Designer Jean Paul Gaultier attends a costume fitting for the new "THE ONE Grand Show" at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, Germany, July 14, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke SEARCH "GRAND SHOW" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.

Designer Jean Paul Gaultier attends a costume fitting for the new “THE ONE Grand Show” at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, Germany, July 14, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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Dancers attend a dress rehearsal for the new “THE ONE Grand Show” at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, Germany, September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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Dancers attend a dress rehearsal for the new “THE ONE Grand Show” at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, Germany, September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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Dancers attend a dress rehearsal for the new “THE ONE Grand Show” at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, Germany, September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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Dancers attend a dress rehearsal for the new “THE ONE Grand Show” at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, Germany, September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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Dancers attend a dress rehearsal for the new “THE ONE Grand Show” at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, Germany, September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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Dancers attend a costume review for the new “THE ONE Grand Show” at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, Germany, August 26, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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Designer Jean Paul Gaultier attends a costume fitting for the new “THE ONE Grand Show” at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, Germany, July 14, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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Dancers wait backstage during a dress rehearsal for the new “THE ONE Grand Show” at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, Germany, September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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