GENDER-BENDING: Austrian bearded drag act Conchita Wurst is the latest guest to perform at Paris’ Crazy Horse, following in the footsteps of artists like Dita Von Teese and Arielle Dombasle.
Wurst will perform at the renowned cabaret from Nov. 9 to 15.
Three numbers have been created especially for the performer, who will also feature in the show’s finale.
“I’m really proud to be the first ‘woman of another gender’ to be invited to perform in this prestigious setting,” said Wurst.
The winner of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Wurst also walked Jean Paul Gaultier’s couture show in July. So it is no surprise that the performer will be wearing Gaultier’s designs on stage.
Wurst will also don shoes by Christian Louboutin, who collaborated with the Crazy Horse as guest artistic director in 2012.
The act is choreographed and staged by Bianca Li, and official photos were shot by Pierre et Gilles.