Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The fashion world of Jean Paul Gaultier

Fashion is a huge inspiration for me. I won't say I know a lot about it, nor am I the most trendy or 'fashion concious' person out there (whatever that might mean..) but that doesnt mean I cant let it inspire me. It started with Japanese street fashion, and from there I discovered amazingly creative and inspiring designers. Vivienne Westwood, Meadham Kirchhoff, Betsey Johnson just to name a few!

But I never really explored the amazing world of Jean Paul Gaultier. I had seen the iconic perfume bottle in my grandmother's bathroom, and the specially designed Coca Cola bottles but that was about it. When I saw the beautiful exhibition posters around town though, I knew I had to go. And I'm so glad I did. It was amazing.
I want these in my room, right now.
Where to begin with this exhibition made of pure awesomeness.. There were about 6 seperate spaces, each with its own theme. The first room was called 'Odyssey', which was filled with mermaids, sailors, Virgin Mary style looks... It was like a dark, magical fairytale. The mannequins had faces projected on them that moved (it scared the hell out of me when I didn't know this and suddenly one of them looked right at me!)
Mermaids with crutches? Yesplz.
The next room was 'the Boudoir', where you could see the famous corsets

The room after that was 'Skin Deep' with designs inpired by the human body and S&M. The sparkly black harness/skeleton corset below was worn by Dita von Teese!

The next room was called Punk Cancan, which obviously had a lot of punk inspired pieces.

I want that tulle skirt outfit please, thank you.
The last rooms were Urban Jungle and Metropolis. I especially loved the two designs below, and anything that was black, lacy and glittery in there!
So dreamy...

Afterwards I watched a documentary about the man himself, and he's so inspiring! Can you believe he is entirely self taught? He also seems like a pretty down to earth guy with a lot of positive energy around him, which seems to be rare with fashion designers these days. I could go on and on about it, but then this post will never end. He's definitely a new hero of mine.


  1. I love him too! And that exposition was last year in madrid, I went twice. It was lovely. I even took pictures http://alexnarhi.tumblr.com/post/47114880551/jean-paul-gaultier-exposition-madrid-2012-3 n.n


  2. @Alexandra That's so cool! I could visit it over and over again too ^^

  3. What an awesome exhibition, I would have loved to see it

  4. Wow. That's friggin amazing! I love it!