The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

April 10, 2014


Fashion followers in Melbourne better dust off their kilts and corsets this October as John Paul Gaultier hits the town to promote his famed 'From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk' exhibition, opening at the National Gallery of Victoria on 17 October 2014.

French Haute Couture and Pret-a-Porter fashion designer John Paul Gaultier is best known for his quirky, unconventional fashion designs.  Gaultier is the fashion designer that introduced Madonna's infamous cone bra to the world, and injected novelty into male fashion showcasing men's skirts in his catwalk shows.

Running from the 17 October 2014 to 8 February 2015, the 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.  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.   As well as his latest haute couture and ready-to-wear collections, costumes and couture dresses worn by celebrities including Kylie Minogue, Beyoncé, Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett will make up part of this alternative fashion exhibition.

Excitement grows as it has been confirmed that the man himself, Jean Paul Gaultier, will be in Melbourne to open the exhibition on Friday 17 October.

Ticket Prices are as follows:

Adult $22
Child (5-15 years) $10
Concession $18
Family (2 adults + 3 children) $60
NGV Member Adult $17
NGV Member Family (2 adults + 3 children) $48

Above copyrighted image is owned by

Stéphane Sednaoui
Jean Paul Gaultier 2014
© 2014, Stéphane Sednaoui. All rights reserved

Find out more via the NGV website.

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