Exposition Gaultier: Madonna a contribué plusieurs de ses costumes.
A Talking Jean Paul Gaultier Doll Will Greet Visitors at His Retrospective Exhibit
3/29/11 at 1:00 PM
“We molded the head of Jean Paul in plaster and we will have [film] projections right onto the face,” explained Thierry-Maxime Loriot, the curator of "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk," to Women's Wear Daily. Talking plaster replicas of Gaultier's various celebrity clients and muses, including former Hole and Smashing Pumpkins bassist Melissa Auf der Maur and model Eve Salvail, will be placed around the exhibit to narrate the 120 outfits on display. Also showing: Gaultier's early fashion sketches, Polaroids by Andy Warhol, and a teddy bear that the designer affixed with paper breasts when he was but a wee child.
And speaking of pointy breasts, Madonna is collaborating on the exhibition catalogue and has contributed several of her outfits. “We’ll have the two famous corsets from the Blond Ambition tour, the gold one and the salmon one,” assured Loriot. (No word yet on the presence of ninjas, but they can't let all their cats out of the bag yet, of course.) The exhibit opens at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal on June 17.
Source: New York Magazine/The Cut.
Getting Ready for Jean Paul Gaultier
by Holly Haber
Posted Tuesday March 29, 2011
From WWD Issue 03/29/2011 WWDStyle Issue 03/29/2011
A talking facsimile of Jean Paul Gaultier will greet visitors to the exhibit of his designs making their debut June 17 at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, explained Thierry-Maxime Loriot, curator of “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.” “We molded the head of Jean Paul in plaster and we will have [film] projections right onto the face,” Loriot explained. Talking heads of Gaultier’s celebrity clients and models will also appear atop mannequins in the exhibit via the same multimedia technique, including model Eve Salvail and former Hole and Smashing Pumpkins bassist Melissa Auf der Maur.
Loriot described the show at a luncheon hosted by Deedie Rose in Dallas, where the exhibit runs Nov. 13 to Feb. 12 at the Dallas Museum of Art. “I’ve obsessed over this ever since I saw Thierry do a presentation last fall,” said Rose, chairman of the museum’s board of trustees. “This is not just a fashion show. You’re going to see at work a brain that uses the medium of fashion to influence pop culture and to reflect pop culture, and the technology that is going to be part of this is fascinating.” The exhibit will feature 120 fashion ensembles and costumes, 75 percent of which are couture, as well as images including Polaroids by Andy Warhol and memorabilia such as Gaultier’s childhood fashion sketches and the teddy bear that he adorned with paper breasts. “Everybody always asks if there will be any Madonna pieces and, yes, she is doing an exceptional collaboration for the [catalogue] and for the exhibition,” Loriot noted. “So of course we’ll have the two famous corsets from the Blond Ambition tour, the gold one and the salmon one.”
Jean Paul Gaultier
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