Le Crazy Horse: Parisian Naughtiness in Notting Hill

London males, rejoice! The legendary Parisian cabaret, whose admirers over the years have included Elvis Presley, Liz Taylor, JFK, Salvador Dali, Madonna, Pedro Almodovar and Beyonce, has just arrived in London. For one month, the most sophisticated and avant-garde burlesque act in the world presents a series of racy shows at the fashionable Supperclub in Notting Hill. Chic-Londres was at the opening on Tuesday 24 May, for an evening of naughty and utterly fabulous fun.

One might think that attending guests such as Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, hairdressing legend Vidal Sassoon, “Sex on Fire” American band Kings of Leon and writer Zadie Smith -plus countless beautiful models- would be enough to distract roaming eyes from the show, right? Well, wrong actually, because who wants to peer at good old Ronnie (or even a topmodel) when the entertainment in question is provided by the infamous Crazy Horse girlies, an integral part of the French heritage whose show has seduced over ten millions spectators since its inception in 1951?

Brought to London by man about town Rupert Baird-Murray, the Crazy Horse troupe is at trendy Supperclub for an initial one month run, introducing to the British capital its own inimitable brand of sophisticated and fun naughtiness. What to expect then? Beautiful dancers, good fashion details (NB: shoes specially designed by Christian Louboutin!) and a highly choreographed show, which successfully balances between risqué acts and good natured fun. So while there is nothing seedy about it, it still goes beyond the usual nipple-tasseled 50’s style burlesque- in other words, spectators are left in no doubt that the Martini-shaped Brazilian is definitely part of the Crazy Horse girls uniform… Hotly recommended!

“Crazy Moments from Paris : a series of seductive moments for one month” runs at The Supperclub every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday for one month from 25 May. Tickets cost £65 and include dinner, the show and a mixture of live acts and DJs. www.suppergoescrazy.com

Below from left to right, launch party guests Ronnie Wood, Caleb Followil, Lily Aldridge, Eddie Redmayne, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Philip Treacy, Vidal and Ronnie Sassoon, and an image of the show: