As I entered the door to the exhibition I suddenly felt a wave of excitement!
It began showing his early work featuring The Madonna and Mermaids, which were fully embellished, exceptional pieces. His daring and witty designs have certainly earned him a place in fashion history.
The exhibition brings together more than 165 couture and ready-to-wear garments including iconic costumes for film and performance’s from the early 1970’s to the present day. My favourites included the infamous conical bra and corsets Madonna wore during her 1990 Blonde Ambition Tour and the costumes designed for Kylie.
His personality and playfulness is pretty much on display throughout the exhibition. This is reflected through the moving catwalk and the projected faces, which make them, appear alive, singing, talking and smiling at the visitors.
It’s hard to believe that Jean Paul Gaultier was self taught and set up his ready-to-wear label in 1976, with couture following in 1997.
If you haven’t visited already, you most definitely should! Its one of the best exhibitions I’ve been to. To sum it up, it was truly inspirational, captivating, humorous and unique in many ways.