Charlie Le Mindu Thrills Paris Art Scene with “Hair Amusement Park”
A performance at Charlie Le Mindu’s “Charliewood”
at the Palais de Toyko Paris.
The “Palais de Tokyo“ in Paris is the one of the most prestigious contemporary art museums in the world. It regularly showcases outstanding artists with their own exhibitions, and during the past three weeks, the museum bestowed this honor to “Haute Coiffeur Designer,“ Charlie Le Mindu, who has made his mark on the hair industry with his unique, Avant-Garde hair dresses, wigs and outlandish performances in the fashion world as well as the art scene.
For three consecutive weeks, Charlie presented signature highlights of creations he has made to date, as well as new items created specifically for the amusement park-themed exhibit, appropriately named, “Charliewood.” The one-of-the-kind pieces were created using 100 percent real human hair by Hairdreams.
“With ‘Charliewood,’ Charlie Le Mindu has impressively demonstrated once again the infinite possibilities one can achieve with hair, when the delicate art of hairdressing is combined with boundless creativity, imagination and artistic free spirit,“ shares Lisa Brandstetter, Hairdreams Marketing Manager. “Charlie not only sets the standard for our brand philosophy ’The Art of Hair Creation,’ but also continues to greatly inspire creative hairdressers!”
A Hairdreams team member preps backstage before a live performance.
Charlie was inspired by amusement park environments such as Disneyland, as he transformed the exhibition halls of the “Palais de Tokyo“ into a fascinating, surreal “Park.” Rather than traditionally displaying his pieces, he produced an interactive exhibit which included a colorful mix of live performances, video installations and imaginary scenarios, each of which transported spectators to their own fantasy world.
So how long did the exhibit take to build? Six months, hundreds of hours and a dedicated team, who worked tirelessly to strategically stage the entire layout of the exhibition pieces.
Hairdreams supported Charlie with exquisite, shimmering silver/gray, black and pink colored strands, which he used as his most important material to create his ornately braided hair masks and flowing hair sculptures.
Charlie poses with two dancers from his show.