I didn’t know Jean Paul Gaultier’s exhibit’s second to the last stop (the last being Seoul) was going to be in Munich. I just happened to pass by Kunsthalle München (the exhibit’s venue) while in FÜNF HÖFE, and I begged my parents to give me a few minutes to check it out even if it wasn’t part of our itinerary.
Well, God knows how long I stayed in the exhibit just ogling at the craftsmanship of such a celebrated French haute couturier. There was also an interesting mention of Manila in his career timeline – Gaultier actually managed the Pierre Cardin boutique in Manila for a year in 1974. Who would’ve thought?
Below are photos of his iconic creations that were worn by different celebrities and personalities such as Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, etc. These don’t do any of the pieces justice, really. There’s so much work and intricate details put into his work that you can really call them wearable art.
Can you spot any familiar dresses?