26 Dec Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition
Jean Paul Gaultier: Do his iconic cone-bra corsets ring any bell?
Corset Dresses _ left: Around the world in 168 outfits Collection SS1989, right: Dadaism Collection SS1983
For the past forty years, Jean Paul Gaultier has left his mark on international fashion. In a spectacular show – a rather innovative and crazy, I could say, installation – the Kunsthalle in Munich is celebrating a double anniversary: “Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” is the 100th exhibition of its 30-year history.
First Row Installation _ Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, Franca Sozzani, Emmanuelle Alt, Catherine Deneuve, Nana Mouskouri, Kim Kardasian respectively
French Cancan _ Pret-a-porter Collection AW 1991-92
Punk Cancan Collection_ Fall 2011
Haute Couture _ left: Button Collection AW 2003, right: Salon Atmosphere Collection SS1997
Royal Highness_ Princes and Maharajas Haute Couture Collection AW 2007-08
Muses _ Stage Costumes for pop stars
Jean Paul Gaultier in Area Dance Club New York _ photograph by Andy Warhol (September 1984)
Leather chest of drawers with integrated vanity case designed by Jean Paul Gaultier (prototype 1992)
For more information and photos, read my exhibition analysis “Jean paul Gaultier: L’ Enfant terrible is revealed” in Into-the-fashion.com