Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition Comes to London

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A roving exhibition dedicated to French fashion designer, Jean Paul Gaultier will launch in London next year.

‘The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’ will showcase some of the designers most iconic designs, including ‘Material Girl’ Madonna’s iconic, conical corset.

He said: “The English were the first ones to come to my shows and appreciate my fashion. I am super exited that the show is coming to London. If there is one place other than Paris that I should like to live in, it is London.”

The exhibition, which will debut at the Barbican centre in London in April 2014 as part of an international tour, will feature 140 pieces designed by Gaultier throughout his illustrious career, including ready-to-wear outfits and high couture designs.

Pieces worn by pop singer Kylie Minogue and burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese will also be on display, as well as three other stage costumes designed exclusively for Madonna.

Not only will the exhibit showcase designs by the man himself it will also show clips from fashion shows, music videos and films the designer has made fashion contributions towards.

Jean Paul added: “I didn’t want the show to be something like a funeral, because for me, to be in a museum is for people who are dead. I am still alive!”

We look forward to viewing to exhibition!

 

Madonna brings back the iconic cone bra at recent Israel concert, whilst Dita Von Teese, wearing Jean Paul Gaultier poses backstage with the man himself