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The temple of Jean-Paul Gaultier

This is the seat of the House of Jean-Paul Gaultier since 2004.
The building, situated in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, was formerly known as the "Palais des Arts de l’Avenir du Prolétariat" (Palace of arts of the future of the proletariat) and was built in 1912 in a beaux-arts style by architect Bernard-Gabriel Belesta.
It was abandoned in the beginning of the 1990s and parts of it became a boxing school, a nightclub and even a children daycare center, before becoming the headquarters of the French Socialist Party.

The grand hall, formerly used as ballroom, now is the stage for all JPG fashion shows

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