Le Pustra (formally known as Mr Pustra) is “Vaudeville’s Darkest Muse”, A Creation of Beauty and The New Doll of Dresden: A stylish and chic International singe, bon vivant & muse
The often strange and compelling character, Le Pustra, is based upon Commedia dell’Arte’s romantic ‘Pierrot’ and inspired by the haunting and Gothic world of Tim Burton, 1970’s Glam rock, Haute Couture and Silent Films (or ‘flickers’ as they were known) especially by Georges Méliès and German Expressionism. Artistic movements such as Rococo, Art Deco and elements of Opera, Ballet, Kabuki and German Kabarett can also be found in Le Pustra’s work. Performers/Artists such as Klaus Nomi, David Bowie, Leigh Bowery, Sebastian Droste, Marlene Dietrich and Charlie Chaplin feature as a source of inspiration for the artist’s highly distinctive and luxurious styling, sought after ‘look’ and theatrical vision which evokes a decadent dreamlike world of melancholia and sepia-tinted vignettes, inspiring other artists and eccentrics alike.
Le Pustra has walked in London Fashion Week, performed at The Box, The Last Tuesday Society, Wilton’s Music Hall, Koko, The Gore Hotel, Skibo Castle, Freemason’s Hall, The Royal Academy of Arts, Torture Garden, Coney Island (USA), Secret Garden Party, Palais De Tokyo (Paris), Södra Teatern (Stockholm), Teatro Palladium (Rome), Carnivale Di Venezia (Venice), De Parel Spiegeltent (Australia) and collaborated with many performers such as Amanda Palmer, The Irrepressibles, David Mitchell (Channel 4’s Peepshow) and musician, Peaches.
Le Pustra appeared in publications such as fashion bible Vogue (UK & Italy), Vanity Fair (Italy), Hunger Magazine, Dark Beauty Magazine, Vigore Magazine, The Independent, Playboy (France) and the book: New Club Kids: London Party Fashion in the Noughties by Oggy Yordanov.
“Transcontinental Darkling” TIME OUT LONDON
“Unnerving” COUNTRY AND TOWNHOUSE MAGAZINE
“You were so wonderful” NEIL GAIMAN