Jean Paul Gaultier

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The unconventional and playfully irreverent designs of Jean Paul Gaultier are celebrated in the first international exhibition dedicated to this groundbreaking French couturier.

The National Gallery of Victoria is the only Australian venue for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, which features more than 140 superbly crafted garments in addition to photographs, sketches, stage costumes, excerpts from runway shows, film, television, concerts and dance performances.

This spectacular overview of Gaultier’s oeuvre features the first dress created by the designer in 1971 to his latest haute couture and ready-to-wear collections, costumes worn by Kylie Minogue and Beyoncé and haute couture dresses worn by Nicole Kidman.