Kylie Minogue, Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Gemma Ward and Andrej Pejić have all played muse to Jean Paul Gaultier and they will all be featured in a special section of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk when the exhibition lands in Melbourne this October.
Melbourne’s NGV will be the only venue this side of the world for the critically-acclaimed exhibition, which has so far done stints in Montreal, London and New York, drawing over 1 million visitors and becoming the most popular fashion exhibition in the world. Even more exciting is that the designer himself will by flying in for the opening. Gaultier last visited Australia 20 years ago, so this is a huge occasion for the what most consider the fashion capital of Australia.
The exhibit will feature around 140 looks spanning the designer’s 40-year-plus career, curated by Thierry-Maxime Loriot. Among the most recognizable are the conical bra and the corsets he created for Madonna’s Blond Ambition Tour, designs crafted for Lady Gaga and Beyoncé as well as collaborative pieces he designed with other artists, including Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman and Richard Avedon. I for one cannot wait to get my hands on a ticket when they go on sale. For more information check out the NGV website here.