The retrospective of fashion’s enfant terrible’s ongoing work is a multimedia exhibition which will include 140 haute couture and prêt-à-porter designs created between the mid-1970s and 2010, along with numerous sketches, archival documents, fashion photographs, and video clips that spotlight Gaultier’s collaborations with filmmakers, choreographers, and musicians. The now famous collaborations with the likes of Yvette Horner, Mylène Farmer, Madonna (remember the two iconic corsets from her 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour), Kylie Minogue, Pedro Almodóvar, Peter Greenaway, Luc Besson, Marc Caro, Jean‐Pierre Jeunet or Maurice Béjart will be on display.
This very exciting exhibition is constructed around seven themes tracing the influences on Gaultier’s development—from the streets of Paris to the cinema—since he emerged as a designer in the 1970s.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is organised by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Maison Jean Paul Gaultier.
We’d love to see this homage to fashion’s most rebellious kid, so if you happen to be in town, we are recommending this to all fashion lovers. As for us, we’ll wait until it will come to Europe next year.