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Michel Gaubert

DJ & Producer

Having started his music collection in the heady club scene of Paris in the 1980s, he now designs runway tracks for brands like Chanel.


Michel Gaubert is fashion's leading sound director. Along with producing the fashion show soundtracks for an extensive list of clients including Christian Dior, Valentino, Loewe, Fendi, J.W. Anderson, Proenza Schouler and Sacai, the omnipresent sound director boasted a collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld spanning nearly thirty years, until Lagerfeld's passing in February 2019. Gaubert is also well-known for his mix-tape compilations for Parisian concept store Colette.

Gaubert began his career in sound in 1978 working as a buyer at an independent record store called Champs Disques that was frequented by Lagerfeld. While travelling to London, Belgium and America to buy records for the store, Gaubert became inspired to produce his own sounds and began playing at the Palace, a Parisian hotspot popular with Thierry Mugler, Claude Montana and Kenzo Takada.

In the early 1990s, Gaubert first began working with Lagerfeld on the sound for his namesake label before eventually going on to work for Chanel and Fendi.

He oversaw the eighty-piece orchestra at Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2011 show at the Grand Palais and produced the sound for Fendi’s iconic show on the Great Wall of China.

In 2007, Gaubert also collaborated with Longchamp on a range of travel bags, iPod covers and carry-alls. In April 2019, Gaubert and Kindess created the playlist for the new Casa Loewe London flagship on Bond Street.

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