• Guy

    The chauffeur
  • Julianna

    The performer
  • Anastasia

    The party gir
  • Maude

    The mistress
  • Catherine

    The white-haired woman
  • Vanessa

    The Minister
  • Dan

    The toyboy hustler
  • Tamy

    The bodyguard
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Jean Paul Gaultier

Did you ever imagine you’d be at the centre of a scandal?

“I’ve been at the centre of scandals all my life! What’s changed over time is that joyful scandals are rare nowadays. Everyone’s so earnest.

Jean Paul Gaultier

Did you ever imagine you’d be at the centre of a scandal?

“I’ve been at the centre of scandals all my life! What’s changed over time is that joyful scandals are rare nowadays. Everyone’s so earnest. We have to keep reminding ourselves that scandal can also be light-hearted.”

Madame la Ministre

Did you ever imagine you’d be at the centre of a scandal?

“Well, let’s say I'm not surprised! I’ve always done just as I please. Being bright helped me in my studies, for sure, but my gift also makes me imaginative and undisciplined. People are boring when they’re too serious.”

Guy

Did you ever imagine you’d be at the centre of a scandal?

“I’ve seen things you wouldn’t believe going on in the back seat. I’m not allowed to say too much – and I wouldn’t want to – but what I saw in the rear-view mirror made me realise that gender doesn’t really matter when the lights are low... They were having such a good time in that car, and that’s always nice to see – I struggled to keep my eyes on the road!”

Tamy

Did you ever imagine you’d be at the centre of a scandal?

“I always had this androgynous look so I didn't need to go looking for scandal – it found me! It caused a sensation overnight, but everyone quickly got used to it. It didn’t bother me – I have a lot more fun than others and that’s a valuable thing indeed!”

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Jean Paul Gaultier - L'avis de l'expert

Jean Paul Gaultier

“What I instantly liked about Madame La Ministre is how she loves to cause a scandal. If a stolen photo reveals what a naughty party animal she is, she won’t deny it or go into fits of rage… more like fits of laughter! I also love how she scoffs at the preconception that being talked about too much will damage your reputation. Everything’s so serious these days. Everyone’s afraid of causing a scandal. But not her! Madame La Ministre’s light-hearted attitude is a breath of fresh air in a world where the slightest breach of decorum takes on epic proportions. Having met quite a few ballsy, unconventional and debauched characters, I know that they all have one thing in common: They couldn’t care less what people think of them. Which is a good way of thinking. The best, in fact!”

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