#JPGMUC | Jean Paul Gaultier

He had them all. He seduced Kylie Minogue, Dita von Teese, Naomi Campbell and he was in bed with Madonna. There is hardly anyone, he didn’t work with. He was allowed to dress them up, he created stage costumes und made all those singers, models and artists to unforgettable stars. He made the impossible possible.

When I hear his name, my first association is: Madonna. I hope you guess who I mean.

Jean Paul Gaultier Skizze des Bühnenkostüms für die MDNA World Tour, 2012 von Madonna. Lacklederkorsett mit »3D-Effekt« © Jean Paul Gaultier
© Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier

Yes, I am sure you remember the outfit, too. This completely crazy outfit Madonna has worn at her “Blond Ambition World Tour”. During she was lolling on a bed, each man was crazy, each women thought by herself WHAT A CRAZY OUTFIT. Of course, Jean Paul Gaultier was the creator of this incredible costume. It’s unforgettable.

Thierry Perez für Jean Paul Gaultier Skizze des Bühnenkostüms für Madonna, Blond Ambition World Tour, Showabschnitt Like A Virgin, 1989–1990 Vintage-Lamé-Korsett. © Jean Paul Gaultier
Thierry Perez für Jean Paul Gaultier
Skizze des Bühnenkostüms für Madonna, Blond Ambition World Tour, Showabschnitt Like A Virgin, 1989–1990
Vintage-Lamé-Korsett.
© Jean Paul Gaultier
But it’s not only this outfit which is part of the fashion history. Jean Paul Gaultier twiddled with subcultures, entered the pop culture and made himself a popstar. Men wear his skirts and he designed the new marine look.

Hypo-Kunsthalle, Ausstellung Jean-Paul Gaultier "From the sidewalk to the catwalk" Foto: Marcus Schlaf, 17.09.2015
Hypo-Kunsthalle, Ausstellung
Jean-Paul Gaultier “From the sidewalk to the catwalk”
Foto: Marcus Schlaf, 17.09.2015
Now the Kunsthalle München dedicates this magnificent designer and artist its own exhibition. Of course this exhibition was shown at first in Paris. More than 420.000 visitors saw his unique dresses. More than 140 outfits are exhibited. I am a little bit sad. Hamburg is so far away from Munich. Hope someone of you can visit this exhibition!

Gaultier’s close cooperation with artists like Pierre et Gilles, Peter Lindbergh, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol is presented in a wide range of artistic and documentary film material, videos and photographs. The show is not a mere fashion retrospective but a poetic contemporary installation: with the strong social message we find in Gaultier’s work, the exhibition embraces various arts and reflects his spirit in an opulent extravaganza.

Behind the scene

#museum | Kunsthalle München

#exhibition | Jean Paul Gaultier. From the sidewalk to the catwalk

#until | 14. February 2016

Peter Lindbergh Jean Paul Gaultier & Nadja Auermann, Paris, 2015. © Studio Peter Lindbergh, Paris / Gagosian Gallery Kollektion Vampires, Herbst 2014
Peter Lindbergh
Jean Paul Gaultier & Nadja Auermann, Paris, 2015.
© Studio Peter Lindbergh, Paris / Gagosian Gallery
Kollektion Vampires, Herbst 2014

3 thoughts on “#JPGMUC | Jean Paul Gaultier

  1. Reblogged this on kultur und kunst and commented:

    Zwischen Hamburg und München liegen geschätzte 700 Kilometer. Definitiv zu weit, um mal eben einen Abstecher in den Süden zu machen, auch wenn ich München wirklich sehr gern mag. Ich würde momentan einfach zu gern die Kunsthalle München aufsuchen. Der Anlass ist Jean Paul Gaultier oder doch Madonna? Ich bin da noch ein wenig hin und her gerissen. Aber das ist auch egal, denn die Kostüme, die JPG für Madonna entworfen hat, sind in der Ausstellung “From the sidewalk to the catwalk” zu sehen. Allen Münchnern spreche ich an dieser Stelle meinen geographischen Neid aus. War jemand schon in der Ausstellung und konnte sie sich ansehen?

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