The Fashion world of Jean Paul Gaultier, Part 3: Punk cancan

 

(continued article about Jean Paul Gaultier’s exhibition in Barbican Centre, London. You can read previous article here: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, Part 2: Odyssey)

A homage to diversity, a triumph of eclecticism, a ceaseless mixture of styles: prepare to be overwhelmed by this major exhibition…,  Londonist

A riot of sound, movement and colour,  Vogue

United Kingdom(Great Britain)

 

And it really is all that. In the Punk Cancan section we can admire Gaultier’s ability to mix styles and motifs with wittiness and flair. The designs are inspired by British culture and French fashion. We have punks wearing tartans, clothes with Union Jack motifs and designs inspired by the streets of Paris. It is the place where Britain meets France. And here is a short movie from the exhibtion to show you how theatrical it was (mannequins with faces are speaking to you, music playing…)

Poland

 

Kolejny artykuł ze zdjęciami z wystawy Jean Paul Gautier’a (poprzedni tutaj: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, Part 2: Odyssey). W galerii Punk Cancan znajdziemy kreacje będące połączeniem brytyjskiego tradycyjnego stylu w postaci krat, luźnego stylu punków oraz paryskiego szyku. To miejsce, gdzie Wielka Brytania spotyka się z Francją – wspaniała mieszanka krojów, barw i stylów z typową dla Gaultier’a frywolnością. A oto krótki filmik z wystawy:

from left to right: Amy Winehouse inspired dress  (Spring 2012 Couture), David Bowie inspired jumpsuit (Spring 2013 Ready-to Wear)

from left to right: Amy Winehouse inspired dress (Spring 2012 Couture), David Bowie inspired jumpsuit (Spring 2013 Ready-to Wear)

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk. Punk Cancan

Divine Jacqueline collection, L'écume des jours dress, Haute couture spring/summer 1999 (courtesy of Barbican Centre, London)

Divine Jacqueline collection, L’écume des jours dress, Haute couture spring/summer 1999 (source: Barbican Centre, London)

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From The Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition, Barbican Centre London

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From The Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition, Barbican Centre London

“Garbage bag” dress. Women's pret-a-porter fall/winter 1980-1981.

“Garbage bag” dress. Women’s pret-a-porter fall/winter 1980-1981.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition, Barbican Centre, London

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition, Barbican Centre, London

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition, Barbican Centre, London

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition, Barbican Centre, London

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition, Barbican Centre, London

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition, Barbican Centre, London

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition, Barbican Centre, London

first from the right: Les Indes galantes [Romantic India] collection, Durbar dress, haute couture spring-summer 2000, the dress that Sarah Jessica Parker wore to the MTV Movie Awards in 2000

first from the right: Les Indes galantes [Romantic India] collection, Durbar dress, haute couture spring-summer 2000, the dress that Sarah Jessica Parker wore to the MTV Movie Awards in 2000

source: Daily Mail

source: Daily Mail

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition, Barbican Centre, London

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition, Barbican Centre, London

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition, Barbican Centre, London

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

It was Jacques Becker’s film Falbalas that made me want to become a designer. The Parisienne in that film, portrayed by Micheline Presle, was the first I saw going around wearing couture outfits—she was so inspiring. Later, I knew young women who had a really unusual style, like Edwige, queen of the punks, whom I met in the Halles district, Farida, the rebels, the girls of Studio Berçot, with their attitude and their red lipstick. These are my Parisiennes, the ones who have influenced my style.   Jean Paul Gaultier  (source: elle.com)

first from the left: Femmes entre elles 1989 collection

first from the left: Femmes entre elles 1989 collection

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition, Barbican Centre, London

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition, Barbican Centre, London

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition, Barbican Centre, London

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition, Barbican Centre, London

(source: Barbican Centre, London)

(source: Barbican Centre, London)

Other designs in this section:

From left to right: 1987 La concierge est dans l'escalier/1982 Les Extistentialistes/spring 2011 couture/spring couture 201 3

From left to right: 1987 La concierge est dans l’escalier/1982 Les Extistentialistes/spring couture 2011/spring couture 2013 (images: style.com, collage: chicmind)

(To be continued… Next article: Muses)

 

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