"The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk"
6 octubre 2012 - 6 enero 2013
Fundación Mapfre instituto de Cultura. Madrid
"The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier", produced by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, this time presented in Madrid, is an exposition that takes you to a delightful and fantastic journey. I was immediately surprised by the very impressive animated mannequins that looked straight into your eye, smiling, whispering and even singing to you. Different exposition rooms divided by exquisite themes, each room taking you to a fragment of Gaultier´s world. (The Odyssey of Jean Paul Gaultier, The boudoir, Skin Deep, Punk Cancan, Urban Jungle and Metropolis). I enjoyed very much the "punk-cancan section" inspired by Bowie and Vivian Westwood, shocking and amazing skin suits looking like muscle tissue and of course all the outfits made for Madonna´s shows along the years. I also loved to see the costume design of Almodovar´s films such as "La mala educación" and "La piel que habito".
Subversive, symbolic and beautiful masterpieces in an exposition which Gaultier considers his "biggest show ever". No doubt about that.