La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
February 13 – April 7, 2013
3bis Rue Papin, 75003 Paris
+33 1 53 01 52 00

From Alexander McQueen to Andrea Crews, Craig Green to Walter Van Beirendonck, this exhibition presents a selection from fifty-eight contemporary creators who, inspired by design, animation and sketches, use monster forms and expressions in their costume and clothing designs. Following the blueprint established by Pictoplasma, an exhibition held at La Gaîté in December 2011, the contemporary characters who first came to life in the field of character design have discovered transferable skills, opening doors in the world of fashion.

Arrgh! features around eighty monsters that were taken straight from the catwalk. The show questions our conceptions of beauty and identity. Freed from all constraints, the creators are pushing the boat out to present their most avant-garde work, dissolving the barriers between costume and clothing design.