• APR 11, 2014
  • The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

This theatrically-staged exhibition, now showing at the Barbican in London, curates over 165 cutting-edge couture and ready-to-wear garments which include iconic costumes from the early 70's all the way through to the present day. As well as a large plethora of ready to wear, Jean Paul Gaultier’s rich collaborations with artists and photographers such as David LaChapelle, Peter Lindbergh, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol are shown together with footage of catwalk presentations, concerts, music videos, films and dance performances. In a quirky ploy, mannequins wearing the designers pieces have moving faces which is no only original for a retrospective, but brings his creations to life and injects a sense of playfulness that elevates the presentation to full force fashion flashback.