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Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective

Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective

Jean Paul Gaultier is to honoured with a retrospective at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA). Curated by Thierry-Maxime Loriot, the exhibition celebrates 35 influential years of the Paris-based designer, opening late Spring 2011.

Titled ‘The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’ will showcase about 120 haute couture and ready-to-wear pieces for women and men from 1976 to 2010.

Jean Paul Gaultier retrospectiveThe exhibition celebrates the designer’s multi and counter-cultural design aesthetic and is divided into five sections: “Paris,” “Fusions” “Multi-Gender,” “Eurotrash/X- Rated” and “Metropolis.” In addition to the clothes, museum goers will also get the chance to explore the designer’s many collaborations. Throughout the years he’s combined forces with filmmakers Peter Greenaway, Luc Besson, Caro and Jeunet, and Pedro Almodóvar. In the dance world he’s worked with choreographers Maurice Béjart, Angelin Preljocaj and Régine Chopinot. Gaultier’s also made an impact with both French and American musicians from Yvette Horner, Les Rita Mitsouko to Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Lady Gaga.

The exhibit will hit the U.S. next year when it comes to the Dallas Museum of Art from November 13th to February 12th, and San Francisco’s de Young Museum from March 24th to August 29th. Nathalie Bondil, MMFA’s director and chief curator lead the project with the help of Thierry-Maxime Loriot and fashion historian Florence Müller.

A book accompanying the exhibition will also be released. The 425 page volume boasts 500 pictures and interviews with stars like Madonna, Pedro Almodóvar, Catherine Deneuve, Farida Khelfa, Martin Margiela, Pierre Cardin and Dita Von Teese.

Jean Paul Gaultier leaving Hermès

Jean Paul Gaultier leaving Hermès

In August of last year, rumors surfaced about Jean Paul Gaultier leaving Hermès. Apparently they just decided to split! WWD reports Gaultier will leave Hermès after his next show for spring 2011 to focus on his namesake line. Hermès will retain its 45 percent stake in the Jean Paul Gaultier label. Christophe Lemaire, the artistic director of women’s ready-to-wear for Hermès, will take the reins from Gaultier starting with the fall 2011 collection. We’re relieved they figured that out now, rather than leaving us speculating over the situation for months, as happens with so many houses.

Jean Paul Gaultier Are you glam? Are you rock?

Jean Paul Gaultier Are you glam? Are you rock?

Are you glam? Are you rock?” Jean Paul Gaultier asks his fans. Whichever one you are, you can win a Glam Rock day in Paris with a VIP pass for the next Jean Paul Gaultier fashion show as well as a Jean Paul Gaultier brand accessories by just joining “Are you Glam & Rock?” contest.

It’s your turn to shine! Visit MA DAME’s website at www.ma-dame.com and click on the “Are You Glam & Rock” link http://www.ma-dame.com/#/etes-vous-glam-rock to get the contest rules. No purchase necessary to join.

You have up to July 15, 2010 to join, upload your photo and have your friends vote! For the top 5 finalists, a photo shooting session with a fashion photographer. And the complete Jean Paul Gaultier MA DAME range will be offered to the top 10 finalists.

Jean Paul Gaultier A/W 2010

Jean Paul Gaultier A/W 2010

Jean Paul Gaultier gets tough with a mix of boxing butchness, athletes jumping rope and audio archives of the fights of Mohammed Ali in the soundtrack, models paraded perfectly tailored suits and jackets, even hooded coats.

Trousers are either slouchy or slim fitting enough to define muscles. Overall unmistakable Gaultier.

Jean Paul Gaultier at Target!

Jean Paul Gaultier at Target!
Target stages another coup as the trendy retailer signs the reigning king of French fashion Jean Paul Gaultier for its third designer in its “Designer Collaborations” Programs.

Following collaborations with McQ Alexander McQueen and Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier makes an extraordinary statement of intend by Target.

The collection will launch on Target.com and in more than 250 Target stores nationwide March 7, 2010. The affordable fashion collection will be available through April 11, 2010.

Designer Collaborations, which is separate from the company’s GO International initiative, is another way in which Target brings an emporium of designers to its guests. These exclusive collections bring top design at unbeatable prices to women everywhere, for a limited time only.

Kylie Minogue + Jean Paul Gaultier

Kylie Minogue + Jean Paul GaultierKylie Minogue was spotted at the recent Jean Paul Gaultier show. The antipedian star is well known as a JPG fan and was in town for a cover shoot for British Elle. The unofficial Queen of Australia revealed she’ll soon be jetting off to India. “I’m going to be doing a musical number in a Bollywood film,” she said.

Jean-Paul Gaultier is one of the most talked about and influential couturiers in the world. His designs are always unusual and controversial and he is the darling of the fashion press. In 1952 Jean-Paul Gaultier was born in Arcueil, near Paris. He studied at the Lycee d’Arcueil. When only 14, in 1964 he started sketching his fashion ideas on paper. For 2-3 years, he continued this and then in 1969 he sent designs to all the majordesigners. In 1970 on his birthday, 24th April, he got his first response from Pierre Cardin inviting him to work with him for a year.