Mugler is a master of fashion design and as I'm not the kind of person that would ever get to see one of his fashion shows, this revue is the closest I'll ever get. Even so I was overjoyed at how much of his greatness was on display from towering, impossible shoes to beautiful corsetry and his trademark shoulder pads. But while for me it was all about the fashion...there was plenty more to make this a night to remember...some great circus acts, comedy and the food was surprisingly good from the amuse-bouche to the cake for dessert (the best we've had so far in Paris). The main was a little disappointing but this was much better food than you get at many of this dinner and a show or cruise where the food inevitably takes a back seat to the spectacle. Service was friendly despite the time pressures. The theatre is small so we got a great view...It wasn't cheap but we came away impressed and with memories that will last forever. True there wasn't a story line. Then again there never really is with these affairs. If you want the best food in Paris, leisurely service and aren't that fussed about entertainment or want to see great theatre, there are cheaper alternatives. If you want glitz, glamour and some pretty fine cuisine, book now
We were nice supprised, because we had booked two places with the cheapest price possible, only for the show, (a promotional price) at 29 EUR, but when we arrived we were informed that the Mugler Follies had a suprise for us - an upgrade of our reservation. We received a table close to the stage. So in the end we were very well located and had a great time at a quite cheap prise as for cabaret. The show was quite surreal with a lot of acrobations, some elements of streptease, fun, a litlle bit kitsch, but in general we were happy to see it and we spent a nice time. I saw the Moulin Rouge show some time age, where I spent 100 EUR for a ticket. In Mugler Follies you won't see the cancan, but in my opinion the show was on a quite high level comparing to the price.
We didn't eat here, but went for the show and the champagne. Diners get the best seats (understandably enough I suppose) but if you're paying 99e you expect to be able to see the show without craning your necks. Allowing for the fact that you get a whole bottle of champagne per couple, the pricing is fair enough. I thought the cabaret was a serious disappointment, however. I'm a professional musician, amongst other things, and for me I could never quite work out what they were trying to do. In some ways, it's an old-fashioned variety show, with a couple of slightly naughty bits thrown in, but all of this is done much better elsewhere. The lighting and costumes are pretty amazing, but the content is a dramatic mess and muddle, devoid of a theme or message. It's supposed to be rib-ticklingly amusing, but just isn't. There are one or two highlights (the contortionist for example), but the choreography is frankly amateurish, compared to what you see at The Moulin Rouge, Lido or Crazy Horse etc. It badly needs one seriously good (probably female) singer, which it just doesn't have. I was bored long before the end. My Japanese neighbour next to me on our table went to sleep. There was a long ovation at the end, but largely manufactured.