This Wednesday (9th April 2014) sees the launch of the first major exhibition dedicated to the ‘enfant terrible’ Jean Paul Gaultier. Eurotrash, Madonna’s iconic conical bra costume and perfumes are just a small part of the celebrated couturier. The exhibition includes eight thematic sections; The Odyssey of Jean Paul Gaultier, Punk Cancan, Muses, The Boudoir, Metropolis, Eurotrash, Skin Deep and Urban Jungle, which, features photography from a wealth of collaborators such as Miles Aldridge, David LaChapelle, Peter Lindbergh, Pierre et Gilles, Herb Ritts, Stéphane Sednaoui, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol as well as footage of catwalk presentations, concerts, music videos, films and dance performances.
The Bride and Groom, The Modern Man collection
Dolores gown, Virgins (or Madonnas) collection
Kylie Minogue, The Virgin with the Serpents. ‘Aureole’ Gown, Virgins (or Madonnas) collection
Dita von Teese, ‘Laudes’ ensemble, Virgins (or Madonnas) collection. SS07
In celebration of the exhibition Jean Paul Gaultier Parfums will be hosting a Fragrance Symposium with perfumer Francis Kurkdijan and exhibition curator Thierry Loriot in conversation with Harper’s Bazaar’s Jo Glynn-Smith.
Check out the video below of Jean Paul introducing the exhibition…
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk runs from 9 April – 25 August 2014 at the Barbican Art Gallery barbican.org.uk
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