Provocative and bold (just think of Madonna’s now iconic conical corset as worn on stage during her 1990 Blonde Ambition tour) that’s Jean Paul Gaultier. But also cutting-edge and avant-garde and let’s not forget not afraid to take risks. His fans include Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Dita Von Teese and Lady Gaga. With 35-years in the fashion industry it was time for the exhibition ‘The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From The Sidewalk To The Catwalk’.
The exhibition features over 140 couture and ready-to-wear pieces, like Madonna’s conical corset. It spans several decades from the early 70s to the present and as you may see it’s quite spectacular!
The exhibition ‘The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: from the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’ is currently on display in Stockholm (Sweden), The Swedish Center for Architecture and Design, (15 June – 22 September, 2013) and will make a stop in New York (US), The Brooklyn Museum, (25 October, 2013 – 23 February, 2014) before coming to London (UK) in 2014.
(photos: Frenci de Jager)