Jean Paul Gaultier “From the sidewalk to the Catwalk” at Grand Palais

After touring 9 cities worldwide: Montréal, Dallas, San Francisco, Madrid, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Brooklyn, London and Australia, the highly anticipated exhibition “The fashion world of Jean Paul Gaultier, from the sidewalk to the catwalk” finally settles at Paris, the French designer beloved home city.

Here, we’re not talking about a simple retrospective, Jean Paul Gautier is an emblem in the Fashion world. He was the one who created the iconic conical bra that Madonna wore during her “Ambition World Tour” in 1990.  Kylie Minogue is another famous artist, among many others, who wore for Gaultier when shooting her famous music video for the song “Like a drug”.

From the sidewalk to the catwalk is an exhibition that traces years of creativity, fame, cutting edge couture. It began its world tour since 2011 and attracted thereafter more than 1.4 million visitors. It has turned from a simple fashion exhibition into a phenomenon that wows designers and fashion buffs in whatever city it settles in.




Until August 3rd, 2015, The fashion world of Jean Paul Gaultier comes to the Grand Palais in Paris which welcomes for the 1st time an exhibition devoted to a french designer. Almost 336 iconic pieces of the works of Gaultier created between 1970 and 2013 will be present, most of which have never been exhibited before in public.

Displayed pieces are a mixture of haute couture, ready to wear, sketches, dance performances, film clips, shows, concerts…

Paying tribute to his home city, Jean Paul Gaultier added parts of his childhood in Paris exhibition, including mainly pictures and first muses with outfits from the first three of four collections.

Whether you’re a fashion designer or just an amateur, this exhibition is a must see!

Jean Paul Gaultier ” From the sidewalk to the catwalk”

From April 1st to August 3rd, 2015

Grand Palais 3 Generel Eisenhower avenue, 75008 Paris

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