The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition heads to Melbourne

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Australian fashionista's prepare to dust off their kilts and corsets as The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk Exhibition heads to Melbourne, with the man himself set to open the event at the National Gallery of Victoria on October 17.

St├ęphane Sednaoui
Jean Paul Gaultier 2014
© 2014, St├ęphane Sednaoui. All rights reserved
Provided by the National Gallery of Victoria

Whether you are a fan of his work or not, French Haute Couture and Pret-a-Porter designer John Paul Gaultier abandons conventional fashion in favour of his quirky, unexpected designs. This is the man that dressed Madonna in her iconic cone bra, put men in skirts and once hosted a comical TV show Eurotrash, pulling in around 2-3 million viewers each week.

In honour of Gaultier's forthcoming arrival to Melbourne, I have been scouring the net in search of vintage Gaultier to bring you an eclectic mix of his fashion past:

Vintage Sheer/Mesh Zip Up Blouse
:: from Galeta Vintage ::

1990's Sheer Mesh Flamingo Print Skirt
(with built in underwear)
:: from WildMotherRose ::

Vintage Stripe Couture Day Dress
:: from DouVintage ::

1980s Shiny Army Green Pants
:: from LoveThatLingers ::

1980s Chrome Studded Heel Shoes
:: from PaletteLondon ::

1980s Navy Nautical Stripe Maille Ribbed Knit Sweater Dress
:: from mothersdaughtershop ::

1990s Femme Silk Dress
:: from ParisVintageBcn ::

Vintage Red and White Printed Pointy Collar Shirt
:: from House Of Liza ::

Vintage Skull Print Top
:: from House of Liza ::

The National Gallery of Victoria will be the only Australian venue for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.

 Jean Paul Gaultier
Les Actrices [Movie Stars] collection, Barbarella body-corset
Haute couture, autumn-winter 2009-2010
© Patrice Stable/Jean Paul Gaultier
Provided by the National Gallery of Victoria

The exhibition, organised by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with Maison Jean Paul Gaultier, Paris will feature more than 140 superbly crafted garments in addition to photographs, sketches, stage costumes, excerpts from runway shows, film, television, concerts and dance performances. From punk to couture, androgyny to Eurotrash, Gaultier's touring exhibition will surprise visitors with his elaborate yet rebellious designs from early 1970s through to recent years.

Melbourne locals and visitors will be able to visit the exhibit from 17 October 2014 to 8 February 2015, and I, for one, am excited.

Find out more via the NGV website.


1 comment:

Patti said...

oh that striped sweater dress can come live at my house! Beautiful pieces, thanks for sharing. xo

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