Last week I attended the media preview of the Barbicans new exhibition showcasing the designs of Jean Paul Gaultier.
This theatrically-staged exhibition is unlike any other I have been to, bringing personality to each and every garment on display by using revolutionary projections alongside mannequins, bringing them to life. Talking faces, including one of Gaultier himself, are projected onto models so they wink, talk, and smile for the exhibition goer, it can be quite a shock if you’re not expecting it!
There are more than 165 cutting-edge couture and ready-to-wear garments -so it’s hard to choose just a few to show here! – including iconic costumes including the infamous conical bra and corsets Madonna wore during her 1990 Blonde Ambition World Tour, alongside stage costumes designed for Kylie Minogue.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, running 9 April 2014 – 25 August 2014 at the Barbican.
See a video of more looks HERE.From Sidewalk To Catwalk