The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition
Madrid based Fundacion Mapfre presents the first international show dedicated to Jean Paul Gaultier, celebrating 35 years of his innovative creations through 110 couture and prêt-à-porter ensembles plus over 50 sketches accompanied by audiovisual materials, excerpts from fashion shows and interviews, and early designs and photographs, all of which testify to Jean Paul Gaultier’s daring, cutting-edge style and the genius and careful craftsmanship of his creations.
This exhibition tour will present the work of JPG and never seen before pieces like the two iconic corsets from Madonna’s 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour to the Spanish public for the first time. Jean Paul Gaultier has close ties to Spain, as the designer recently admitted in an interview with the show’s curator:
“As a boy, I travelled often to Spain with my parents, and I even dreamed of becoming a Spanish teacher ! But my greatest passion, fashion, was destined to become my profession. I’ve worked with a number of Spanish artists, such as Pedro Almodóvar – for whom I worked on three occasions, designing wardrobes for actresses like Rossy de Palma, Elena Anaya and Victoria Abril – and the flamenco dancer Joaquín Cortés. Spain’s unique culture, from flamenco to the Madrid Movida, has always been a source of inspiration for me. I’ve reinterpreted its bolero jackets, fans and Sevillian shawls in several collections.”
Opening 6th October – 6th January 2013
Paseo de Recoletos 23, Madrid