CHARLIEWOOD makes its NYC debut and NYC’s edgy tastemakers are taking note: PHOTOS

(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)

Paris-based artist Charlie le Mindu has arrived in NYC with a raucous and scantily-clad multi-disciplinary new show — drawing out celebrities and models galore.

Inspired by Dolly Parton’s theme park Dollywood, le Mindu’s show is dubbed CHARLIEWOOD. It’s a revue set at the crossroads of fashion, performance art and installation, “arranged around the vertiginous possibilities of metamorphosing the human body,” according to a press release.

“I describe myself as a gypsy because I’m not attached to any world: I prefer creating my own,” le Mindu said in a statement. “For this show, I was inspired by my childhood. I’ve always loved roller coasters and theme parks, and I wanted to recreate this fairground atmosphere with a revue of interlinked themes. I was inspired by Dolly Parton and her Dollywood theme park. I wanted my very own CHARLIEWOOD!”

Originally produced for the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Charlie le Mindu’s CHARLIEWOOD attracted a star studded crowd. Guests including Debbie Harry, Ladyfag, Parker Posey, and Rose McGowan arrived through a mouth-like entrance – apparently an allusion to the hell-mouth entrance of the iconic facade of Cabaret de L’Enfer.

Check out the photos below!

 

The Charliewood Mouth (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
The Charliewood Mouth (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Zana Bayne
Zana Bayne (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Will Cotton
Will Cotton (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Will Cotton and Rose Dergan
Will Cotton and Rose Dergan (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Violet Chachki and Jeremy Kost
Violet Chachki and Jeremy Kost (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Timo Weiland
Timo Weiland (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Sophia Lamar
Sophia Lamar (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Sarah Abney
Sarah Abney (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Rachel Trachtenburg
Rachel Trachtenburg (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
(Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Parker Posey
Parker Posey (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Mickey Boardman
Mickey Boardman (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Mel Ottenberg, Alex Mugler and Adam Selman
Mel Ottenberg, Alex Mugler and Adam Selman (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Leigh Lezark and Geordon Nicol
Leigh Lezark and Geordon Nicol (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
LADYFAG
Ladyfag (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Jacquelyn Jabslonski and Cecile Winkler
Jacquelyn Jabslonski and Cecile Winkler (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Hanne Gaby Odiele
Hanne Gaby Odiele (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Hanne Gaby Odiele and Brandee Brown
Hanne Gaby Odiele and Brandee Brown (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Debbie Harry
Debbie Harry (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Debbie Harry and Rose McGowan
Debbie Harry and Rose McGowan (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Debbie Harry and Rose McGowan
Debbie Harry and Rose McGowan (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Debbie Harry and Charlie Le Mindu
Debbie Harry and Charlie Le Mindu (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Cindy Sherman
Cindy Sherman (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Charlie Le Mindu
Charlie Le Mindu (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Charlie Le Mindu
Charlie Le Mindu (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Charlie Le Mindu and Debbie Harry
Charlie Le Mindu and Debbie Harry (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Casey Spooner
Casey Spooner (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)
Adam Selman and Casey Spooner
Adam Selman and Casey Spooner (Credit: Kelly Taud for BFA)