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Ali Mahdavi discusses cabaret with Marjane Satrapi and channels the spirit of Eric von Stroheim for Ellen von Unwerth,at Crazy Horse Paris.
“I found my way in life with a nude girl, Miss Fortunia,” Alain Bernardin once said. “It was in undressing her one night after a gala that I understood the body of a woman would make my fortune.” So in 1951, he founded cabaret venue Crazy Horse, which quickly became a legend of the Parisian night. Bernardin’s vision of subtly erotic music-and-dance shows and his sense that cabaret was an art form in and of itself – one that should be inspired by other art forms as much as by its own tradition – have endured to the present day. Last year the club premiered a brand-new show called Désirs, created by internationally renowned choreographer Philippe Decouflé as director and Ali Mahdavi, a self-described “fashion designer, photographer, painter, installation and video artist” from Iran, as artistic director. Here Mahdavi discusses his longstanding love of Crazy Horse and its dancers with Marjane Satrapi, Paris’ other best-known Iranian émigré and the author of acclaimed graphic novel Persepolis.
Styling by Yasmine Eslami .