The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gauthier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk,Kuntshall, Rotterdam 2013
The exhibition is as optimistic as the man himself. Beautifully curated it unfolds the story of the designer’s universe as you move from room to room. Of course, the striped jersey in its countless reincarnations, mermaids and Madonnas
The corset and the mysterious women of Place Pigalle
The punks and men in skirts
And aslo his imaginative interpretation of cultural dress
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gauthier is cheeky, irreverent, provocative.
Erotically charged, yet playful
At times freaky
Highly imaginative and upbeat
And technically executed to perfection. The workmanship of the atelier is simply mind boggling
I walked away inspired and energised. Impressed by the lifelike presence of the mannequins that speak, move their eyes, at times almost flirt with you thanks to ingenious light projection.
Simply a must see exhibition. It is on till the 12th of May