Art and fashion! Two worlds where inspiration and visual beauty abound!
And The Barbican Art Gallery has joined the two together in a wonderful exhibition to pay tribute to fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier.
Entitled, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From The Sidewalk To The Catwalk it is the first major exhibition dedicated to his vision to his talents and vision. Gaultier has been a major player in the fashion industry for nearly 40 years and in that time the genius has been both amusing and risk-taking in his choices. He has admitted that he is fascinated by world cultures and counter cultures and through this his output has managed to get rid of boundaries between nations and genders. It’s an exhibition which is theatrical and displays over 140 cutting edge clothes which included iconic pieces for film and performing such as the conical bra and corsets worn by the very eccentricly fabulous Madonna, stage outfits worn by Kylie Minogue and Dita Von Teese and pieces made for Luc Besson’s movie The Fifth Element as well as his signature sailor suits (Who doesn’t like a man in uniform?!).
If you get the chance, go see it! Jean Paul Gaultier is one of my fave designers and I am definitely going to try to get there myself.
Prices for the event:
Adults: €27.64, £14.50
Children: €10.95, £9.00
Concession: €15.21, £12.50
Under 12s go free
On from: 9 Apr-17 Aug