Jean Paul Gaultier at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Monday, July 11, 2011

On our recent trip to Montreal, the Mr. and I stopped by a fashion exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts) about Jean Paul Gaultier entitled: "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk." The show was nicely arranged into several themed rooms (as opposed to a straight chronological or linear retrospective approach) ranging from Boudoir to Punk Cancan. The exhibit was truly a multimedia experience- with projections onto mannequins and some rooms involving rotating catwalks.

Looking through these images, you can see how groundbreaking and avant-garde his designs still are today... Never afraid to walk the fine line between kitsch and couture, Gaultier's imagination is a gift to fashion. Pushing boundaries has been his calling card since the 1980s...

I really enjoyed this exhibit- and marveled at the original and ever prolific collections of Gaultier. If you have a chance to visit Montreal before October, please drop by to savor this wonderful show. It's worth a visit!


Sheena said...

Gaultier's work is just gorgeous. You are right that he has never been afraid to walk the line between kitsch and couture and he's been able to do it very well. Plus, you can never overlook his painstaking attention to detail in his work.

Plus, beautiful pictures! :)

Mel said...

This is amazing, wish I lived in Montreal just to see this exhibition

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