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Barbican opens Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition

Date Posted: 01/03/2014

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, reportedly the first major exhibition dedicated to Jean Paul Gaultier, runs at the Barbican Art Gallery from 9th April to 25th August.

More than 140 cutting-edge couture and ready-to-wear garments will explore Gaultier's fashion world, from his boundary-pushing designs to his interest in society, identity and a beauty borne of difference.

The exhibition includes costumes for film and performance including iconic pieces such as the conical bra and corsets Madonna wore during her 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour, stage costumes designed for Kylie Minogue as well as pieces created for the films of Pedro Almodóvar.

The exhibition also features photography by collaborators such as Miles Aldridge, David LaChapelle, Pierre et Gilles, Herb Ritts, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol, as well as footage of catwalk presentations, concerts, music videos, films, dance performances and Gaultier's cult television show, Eurotrash.

An events programme and film season will accompany the exhibition.

Jean Paul Gaultier said: “I am super excited that the show is coming to London. It's a wonderful gallery and a wonderful place with extraordinary architecture and I think that showing my work there will be beautiful.”

For further school trip information contact:

020-7382 7211
www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery

Photo credit: Patrice Stable/Jean Paul Gaultier.

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