Fashion

Coming Soon to the NGV: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

By Iro Kotsimbos - 08 Mar 2014

Fashion fiends, hold on to your designer hats…Jean Paul Gaultier's incredible designs are coming soon to the National Gallery of Victoria!

Opening on 17th October, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is set to be the next blockbuster NGV exhibition. On show will be over 140 of Gaultier's fabulous frocks – spectacular pieces that have a permanent spot in fashion's psyche. I mean, who can forget Madonna in THAT cone bra? How about the stunning black draped dress Nicole Kidman wore to accept her Oscar? Or the purple spiderweb dress Kylie Minogue wore during her KylieX2008 tour? 

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier will be split into seven different themes, covering areas from how Gaultier got his start and what inspires him, to the huge mark he's left on the fashion industry along with those of music, stage and film.

No stone has been left unturned with Gaultier's creations to be displayed on 32 mannequins built specifically for the exhibit. In addition to the gowns, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier will also include shoes, accessories, costumes, catwalk footage, and plenty more.

Also in another 'take THAT Sydney' move, Melbourne will be the only city in Australia to host not only the exhibition, but also the famed designer himself! Yep, Jean Paul Gaultier will be flying to Melbourne for the launch and has even made sure the exhibit has a section dedicated to the pieces he's designed for his favourite Australian women (ohhhh to be Nicole, Kylie or Cate!). 

Ticket sales and further information will be released in the coming months, so stay tuned for more. One thing's for sure though – October can't come soon enough!

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

National Gallery of Victoria | 17th October 2014 – 8th February 2015

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the website

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