Website: ual.force.comJean Paul Gaultier: Be My Guest
11 Apr - 26 Jul 2014
This satellite exhibition at Fashion Space Gallery presents Jean Paul Gaultier’s graphic design work for the first time. Dating from the early 1980s to now, pieces include, the couturier’s unique designs for invitations to haute couture and prêt-à-porter, as well as his iconic advertising campaigns.
The satellite show of the Barbican Art Gallery’s exhibition, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, traces a trajectory through the evolution of his work and reveals the themes and concepts which have led to his long-standing reputation as fashion’s enfant terrible. Included in the exhibition are invitations and campaigns for seminal collections including the invite to his first women’s prêt-à-porter collection launched for Spring/Summer 1977 through to the advertising campaign for his Tribute to Frida Kahlo collection, Spring/Summer 1998. The exhibition reflects how Gaultier has shaped his image and translated his visionary catwalk collections into iconic invitations and advertising campaigns.
This exhibition is a collaboration between London College of Fashion, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Maison Jean Paul Gaultier, Paris in co-operation with Barbican Art Gallery. Curated by Alison Moloney and Curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot.
Image: Ad campaign for the Tribute to Frida Kahlo collection, Women's prêt-à-porter spring/summer 1998; illustration by Fred Langlais and art direction by Jean Paul Gaultier.
Saturday: 12pm–4pm (from 26th April)
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed