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May 2015
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"Jean-Paul Gaultier" at the Grand Palais, Paris.

Kristen McMenamy, rue de la Goutte d’Or © Paolo Roversi

After Montreal, Dallas, San Francisco, Madrid, Rotterdam and new York, this exhibition dedicated to couturier Jean-Paul Gaultier makes its tenth stop in Paris, further enriched by pieces that have been designed especially.

Curious about every culture and counterculture, Jean-Paul Gaultier grasps current trends, advocating the right to be different, thus constructing new ways of making and wearing fashion. Diversions, transformations, transgressions and reinterpretations: he breaks down barriers between cultures, but also between sexes. He creates a new androgyny, playfully reversing the codes of an overly sexualised fashion. The exhibition gathers together more than 180 accessorised ensembles, mostly from haute couture collections, but also prêt-à-porter designed between 1976 and 2015. Numerous archive objects and documents are also displayed for the firs time and illustrate his most legendary artistic collaborations. B.D
Until 3rd August. www.grandpalais.fr

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