There’s a certain kind of fashion that goes from the runway to the sidewalk, and then there’s Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashion, that goes from runway, to art gallery. Never has that been more apparent then when Gaultier recently decided to focus less on making ready to wear clothing.
Gaultier has a glowing resume. He featured as the head designer for Hermes between 2003 to 2010 despite never having formal design training. But Jean Paul was a fashion icon long before the big labels asked for his services. His haute couture stylings are unique, mesmerising, and truly capture the attention of any onlookers. We featured an article of Gaultier last year where some of his work featured impressions of famous celebrities from the past.
It is for these reasons that the National Gallery of Victoria, in south east of Australia, has chosen to honour Jean Paul Gaultier with his own exhibit. It will run from the 17th of October to the 8th of February in Melbourne and promises to pull big crowds. Art, as with fashion, is something that crosses barriers, something that Gaultier’s work has been doing for decades.
Be Guided by the Guild.