Sunday 12 May 2013

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at Kunsthal

Gueue for the last day of the exhibition 'The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier - From Sidewalk to the Catwalk' at Kunsthal (Rotterdam).

 'The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier - From Sidewalk to the Catwalk' is the first international exhibition devoted to Jean Paul Gaultier. The exhibition provides a spectacular overview of his extensive oeuvre.
Initiated and produced by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Maison Jean Paul Gaultier in Paris and the Kunsthal Rotterdam, the exhibition shows the magical world of Gaultier's with a selection of around 140 ensembles mainly from his couture collections.
One can also see pieces from his prêt-à-porter created in 1970 and 2011.
Jean Paul Gaultier has worked with other artistic disciplines and artists. He has worked with film directors such as Pedro Almodovar, Peter Greenaway and Luc Besson, and in modern dance and music with Kylie Minogue,Tina Turner, Lady Gaga and Madonna.
In the exhibition one can see examples of this collaborations, especially Madonna, the iconic corsets from Madonna's Blond Ambition Tour were exhibited.

Six different thematic sections guide you through the exhibition: The Odyssey of Jean Paul Gaultier, The Boudoir, Skin Deep, Punk Cancan, Urban Jungle and Metropolis.

I have been longing to go ever since the opening but there was always something getting in my way and today I just had to go. As you can see on the amount of images in this report you will understand how beautiful it is.


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