Exhibition: Jean-Paul Gaultier

The Grand Palais is hosting THE not-to-be-missed retrospective of Spring 2015: the Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibition. The French couturier, also known as “fashion’s terrible child”, began his career in 1970 as an assistant for Pierre Cardin, before moving on to Jacques Esterel and Jean Patou. First focused on prêt-à-porter, he founded his own Haute Couture house in 1997. Since then, he kept reinventing his vision of style and challenging the standards of fashion, always evolving with his time. From Paris to London, from punk to Parisian can-can, including stage costumes for Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Mylène Farmer, this exhibition explores the various facets of the designer. Visitors will discover sketches, photographs, clothes, clips from fashion shows and concerts, as well as some music videos.

“Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibition”, from April 1st to August 3rd 2015.
Open Wednesday-Saturday from 10am to 10pm, and Sunday-Monday from 10am to 8pm.
Closed on Tuesdays and on May 1st 2015.
Full rate: €13 / Reduced rate (16 to 25-year-olds): €9 / Free for under-16s.
Free entrance from 8pm to midnight on Saturday, May 16th 2015 for the European Museum Night.


Alix Malka
Andreja Pejic
published in 7 Hollywood Magazine, 2013
« Dévoreuse » (“Devourer”) design. Peplum cage corset, whaleboned and laced with gold and leather
‘Confessions d’un enfant du siècle’ collection, Haute couture Autumn/Winter 2012-2013
© Alix Malka

Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris
Metro: Champs-Elysées Clemenceau (lines 1 and 13).

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