Michel Gaubert is fashion’s most representative figure when we talk about the sound design of the soundtracks for the runaway shows and some more.
He began his career as a DJ at at the Paris nightclub Le Palace in the late seventies and early eighties. This place was the coolest back then. At its opening in 1978, Grace Jones sang La vie en Rose surrounded by dry ice and shining roses on a pink Harley Davidson. It was the place where Prince performed his first concert. The waiters were dressed in red and gold outfits designed by Thierry Mugler. It was a regular for names like Claude Montana, Mick Jagger, Grace Jones, Kenzo, Yves Saint Laurent, Andy Warhol and many others from the underground scene, be it artists or punk-ers. Here, he also met Karl Lagerfeld, a historical moment as it was the starting point of a beautiful friendship and collaboration that last to this day. It was Mr Lagerfeld that commissioned M.G. for his first fashion shows, then he started to create soundtracks for all the major fashion houses – Chanel, Fendi, Dries van Noten, Thom Browne, Céline, Diane Von Furstenburg, Oscar de la Renta, Fendi, Jeremy Scott, Sonia Rykiel, Lacoste or Christian Lacroix – in the major cities, Paris, London, Milan, New York.
He extended his work by doing music compilations for the famous French concept store, Colette, for almost 10 years now. He is also a guest columnist for Air France’s in-flight magazine where he speaks about the five months period when he is on the road during the Fashion Weeks.
In the past years, since the Social media era kicked in, he became also an Instagrammer that you would love to follow. He posts frequently and you’ll detect his humor in some easy to chew messages, but also that he has an eye for beautiful, interesting things. He loves archive footage with famous people, old pop posters and, like every human active on the social networks, cats and dogs.
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