Jean Paul Gaultier, the exhibition-event settles down in ParisAfter having conquered nearly a million and a half visitors since its creation in Montreal, in 2011, this exhibition-event, the first devoted to French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, settles down in Paris. For its tenth stage, the exhibition produced by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts with the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, the Grand Palais, and the collaboration of the Maison Jean Paul Gaultier, Paris; is enriched with facilities specially designed for the Capital. On the program of the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition: 175 unique pieces by the designer, mixing haute couture and ready-to-wear, fashion photographs, archives, sketches, stage costumes, extracts from films, fashion shows, concerts, music videos, dance shows and TV shows. Note: a special place has also been given to fashion photography, with pictures, often unpublished, of renowned contemporary photographers and artists, from Andy Warhol to Mario Testino, including Robert Doisneau, Peter Lindbergh, David LaChapelle or Pierre and Gilles, to name a few. More than a simple retrospective of the artist-couturier's work and career, this exhibition is a creation in its own right; sublimated by an innovative scenography, straight out of the imagination of Denis Marleau and Stéphanie Jasmin, directors of the Montreal theater company UBU.
Jean Paul Gaultier, "the terrible child of fashion"Born in Arcueil in 1952, Jean Paul Gaultier is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable creators of recent years. Nicknamed "the terrible child of fashion" by the press, from his first fashion shows in the 1970s, self-taught fashion designer, but above all daring creator at heart, Jean Paul Gaultier was also interested in decoration, and Besides, he collaborated with big brands, Roche Bobois and Lelièvre in particular.
In 2013 first, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the French publisher and distributor of high-end furniture, Roche Bobois, Jean Paul Gaultier signed a collection of sofas and decorative objects in which we find the French Touch of the designer , characterized by marine prints, patterns similar to tattoos, screen-printed lace, silky fabrics…
Our favorites ? The Ben Hur armchair, resembling the famous Roman chariot, the devilish mirror with an amazing design, cushions with prints and patterns dear to Jean Paul Gaultier, but also the modular Mah Jong sofa, revised and corrected by the designer .
Another successful decorative collaboration, which has been going on for three years already, with the French publisher of fabrics and silks for furniture, Lelièvre. This year, Jean Paul Gaultier imagined "Paris so Métis", a collection of fabrics with fancy prints, tags, blue jeans and colors from Africa. "I am only a couturier, my job is to dress and I have impregnated the upholstery fabrics with the codes of my collections" - Jean Paul Gaultier
* Since 2011, the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition has already stopped in Dallas, San Francisco, Madrid, Rotterdam, Stockholm, New York, London and Melbourne. Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition Le Grand Palais - 3, Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris Until August 3, 2015 More info on www.grandpalais.fr