Jean Paul Gaultier: L’ Enfant Terrible at Le Grand Palais

Text: Christina-Maria Kravvari


The anticipated Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition opens tonight, for the first time, at Le Grand Palais in Paris. In its tenth stop in Paris, after the significant start in Montreal in 2011, the exhibition was organized by The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts with the Réunion des musées nationaux- Grand Palais and it’s a tribute to Gaultier’s remarkable career in fashion. With his avant-garde fashion creations and cutting-edge designs, Jean Paul Gaultier has shaped the look of fashion over the last 35 years.

The visitors will have the opportunity to observe unseen fashion and art photographs and sketches from Gaultier’s archives, stage costumes and video clips from the brand’s strongest moments. In addition, this exhibition is enriched more with parts of designer’s childhood -pictures and the first muses with outfits from the first three of four collections –  and elements from backstage, especially from the AmfAR gala in L.A in 1992.

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 * The Jean Paul Gaultier Retrospective will be on view at Grand Palais in Paris from April 1 until August 3.

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