On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Pride.be, celebrated on the 17th of May 2015, Manneken-Pis will be on show at his very best. In fact, during the MiniPride celebrated in Brussels on the 30th of April, which is a prelude to the PrideFestival, Manneken-Pis will be dressed by the timeless fashion legend Jean-Paul Gaultier.
The celebration of 20 years of Pride.be, from the 1st to the 17th of May 2015, does indeed promise a nice array of surprises, one of them being that Jean-Paul Gaultier, one of the great names in the fashion world and activist of the LGBT community, has designed and created a new outfit for Manneken-Pis for the occasion of the anniversary of Pride.be.
Best of all, the ‘enfant terrible’ of fashion will present his Pride.be anniversary gift in person since he will be gracing the MiniPride with his presence that very same day!
The MiniPride will, as usual, inaugurate the PrideFestival on the 30th of April. And that is when the new outfit of choice for Manneken-Pis will be unveiled to the world.
After the reception at the City Hall, which will start at 19.30, the procession will make its way to the center of Brussels led by the Meyboom band following a new route specifically designed for this 2015 edition. The parade will have its first halt in front of Manneken-Pis at 20.00 when the public will have its first opportunity to admire Manneken-Pis dressed in his master piece created by the famous fashion designer.
Lastly, after the tour around the city, the parade will end with a big party at Smouss Café hosted by DJ C-Snow.
As a reminder, in 2015, Pride.be will include:
- The MiniPride (30st April)
- The PrideFestival (from 1st May to 17th May), two weeks during which the LGBTQI community will be putting on a whole host of activities throughout the country.
- Three days of festivities (from 14th May to 16th May) to close the PrideFestival:
- Thursday 14 May, “ Gender@Pride”
- Friday 15 May, “Pride@TheCity”
- To finish off, Saturday 16 May, “Parade@Pride”