Musée des Beaux-Arts Montreal (Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts)
Jean Paul Gaultier was born in 1952 in Arcueil, a suburb of Paris. As a teenager, he made sketches of two collections a year, taking his inspiration from fashion magazines, films from the interwar period, and 1960s television programs like Dim, Dam, Dom that covered fashion. His maternal grandmother owned a television, uncommon in France at that time, and she let her grandson watch whatever he liked. He developed a critical and analytical sense of fashion, as well as his own design vocabulary. Fascinated by unusual Parisiennes, Jean Paul Gaultier created a new look and favored unconventional types of beauty: “As a child, my attention was always drawn by those women who didn’t look like everyone else…”
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I was very happy to be able to assist yesterday to the 5 à 7 at the Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts and have a look at some of the master pieces that Jean Paul Gaultier has created through the years.
I was so amazed with all the details, but most of all I was amazed by his avantgarde creativity.
There is not one piece that you can place or connect to a specific time, all of the pieces are magnificent and timeless.
We see Lady Gaga in one of her crazy outfits today and we gasp…hello we are in the year 2011, Jean Paul’s pieces from 30 years ago are exactly what she is wearing today, talk about futuristic fashion vision.
The exposition is divided in following categories:
1. L’Odyssée de Jean Paul Gaultier
2. Le boudoir
3. À fleur de peau
4. Punk Cancan
5. Jungle urbaine
This is just a small sample of images!
He has dressed so many women, from all shapes and ages and that what makes it so extraordinary, they all look and like superstars…
I fell in love with so many pieces, the closer you look at them the more you think … how did he made this, what moved him?
Every piece is so unique, but he manages to bring it all together.
Working myself in a very creative environment I know how cool it is to see your thoughts materialize. See your ideas come to life it’s so gratifying…but needless to say it also takes a lot of hard work!
So if you have the chance to live or travel in Montreal pass by, it is worth the trip to the museum 🙂
Here you have the link for more information.
I went straight from work and forgot my camera so forgive the quality of my images, since they were taken with my iphone.