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

 

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The corset and the mysterious women of Place Pigalle

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The punks and men in skirts

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And aslo his imaginative interpretation of cultural dress

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The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gauthier is cheeky, irreverent, provocative.

Erotically charged, yet playful

Borderline kitch

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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