Cross the threshold of the Jean Paul Gaultier fashion show, which takes you from from the sidewalk to the catwalk inside the National Gallery of Victoria this Spring – Summer in Australia, and change the way you view the world.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is on view now at the National Gallery Victoria (NGV) until February 8, 2014. Hop on a plane, boat, in a car, cycle or walk if you have to, this will be the most fun day out you have had in years.
Also on at the NGV is a show that will keep the kids amused for hours! Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids is an interactive display like no other in the history of Museum life in Australia. It has been designed by talented fashion duo Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales.
Jean Paul Gaultier thought so too, he visited the preview along with the rest of the media and bodyguards, clearly enjoying himself immensely.
The Jean Paul Gaultier show that tells the story of his rise in the world of fashion from the sidewalk to the catwalk is a sleek, chic theatrical experience of a universe in which freedom is the name of the game and the French aim of all humankind being equal is achieved with great success.
Animated mannequins tell their stories and the story of the creative mind behind the scenes. Jean Paul Gaultier’s unconventional view of beauty is to be applauded, he elevates daily life beyond the mundane with this sci fi extravaganza of the very best kind.
Wearing his now classic recontextualized Breton striped French shirt that he had worn as a boy and hated, he introduces the show through an animated mannequin. It humbly tells you he is not an artist, although you soon realise you have the freedom to decide whether or not that is true for yourself, or if you are in the presence of true genius.
Infusing art and culture in a wondrous mix of fantasy, fetish, glamour, genius, the Jean Paul Gaultier show at the NGV is animated and alive with fun, fantasy, fashion and fabulousness. NGV International, St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Australia until February 8 - BOOK TICKETS NOW