About

La Gazette du Mauvais Gout is an original concept created by Dora Moutot. Following in the steps of the first French fashion magazine, which was called La Gazette du Bon Ton, La Gazette du Mauvais Gout (The Newspaper of Bad Taste) is a trend forecasting website and a directory, specialized in anything in the fields of art, culture, fashion and design that is not (yet) considered as good taste by the public eye.

We identify trends that are usually qualified as bad taste, amongst the bizarre, the unconventional, the sub-cultural, the eccentric, the trash, the extravagant, the freak and the kitsch.

The idea of creating a media specifically around “bad taste” comes from the conviction that bad taste has a function. Contrary to good taste, bad taste is not dictated by anyone and is without intention, a true trend powerhouse and a gigantic source of inspiration. The “bad taste” we’re referring to, has the potential to turn into good taste, or to become trendy in a near future. The new aesthetics rarely become good taste overnight, as newness usually has to remain marginal for some time before becoming politically and/or aesthetically correct.

In our view, “bad taste” is not a negative feature; on the contrary, it often reflects avant-garde. Numerous artists have won the mainstream over using bad taste.

Which better examples of such ability than Lady Gaga, the photographer Martin Parr or the fashion designer Jeremy Scott?

Let’s do the don’ts!

Follow La Gazette du Mauvais Gout on Tumblr, along its side projects: Falling Down the Internet HoleGif Paradise and Webcam Tears.


GOODBYE ENGLISH VERSION!

Dear english readers, I’m sorry to announce that I won’t translate my articles in english anymore. I don’t have enough time and I unfortunately can’t afford a translator. One day maybe…but until then, you can probably read the french version with Google translator. Thanks for reading me!

WILLIAM HARRISON

“Sometimes I feel like I only exist on the internet” says young designer William.

MC GAFF E

Welcome in the colorful, freakishly queer and fun hallucinogenic world of princess MC Gaff E!

FISH LEATHER

Have you ever heard of bio-customisation?

TREND: VOLUNTARY BALD

TUMBLR CRUSH: SCREENSHOTS OF DESPAIR

Screenshots of Despair: the name says it all!

GHETTO ROYAL

Karl Lagerfeld has lost it.

TREND: MUSLIM TRANCE

The aesthetic and the sounds of Middle East are slowly invading the world of music and contemporary art, starting with Net Art.

GRADIENTS: INSIDE THE INTERNET RAIBOW

GRADIENTS: INSIDE THE INTERNET RAINBOW is La Gazette du Mauvais Gout first exhibition.

MEAT FASHION SHOW

LATEX + BARBIE = MEAT

THE INTERNET IN YOUR CLOSET

Would you like the Internet in your closet?

TREND: LONG BRAIDS

Longs braids are fashionable again!

MYSPACE NOSTALGIA

An exclusive shoot inspired by Myspace gifs and by No Limit Records album covers.

BUBBLE GOTH

What the hell does Bubble Goth mean?