Fashion World Jean Paul Gaultier

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The unconventional and playfully irreverent designs of Jean Paul Gaultier will be celebrated in the first international exhibition dedicated to this groundbreaking French couturier.

The National Gallery of Victoria will be the only Australian venue for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier:

From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, which will feature more than 140 superbly crafted garments in addition to photographs, sketches, stage costumes, excerpts from runway shows, film, television, concerts and dance performances.

This spectacular overview of Gaultier’s oeuvre features the first dress created by the designer in 1971 to his latest  haute couture and ready-to-wear collections, costumes worn by Kylie Minogue and Beyoncé and haute couture dresses worn by Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett.

This exhibition is organised by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with Maison Jean Paul Gaultier.

Program Highlights :

Programs and events at the NGV delve deeper into the themes and ideas behind exhibitions – from talks and tours to evening events.

Read on for program highlights and booking details for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier.( as detailed on the NGV website here.)

jean paul gaultier in conversation

Special Event – Jean Paul Gaultier in Conversation

Fri 17 Oct, 6 for 6.30–7.30pm.
In an Australian exclusive, Jean Paul Gaultier shares stories from his life and career; from his childhood and first collections to recent runway shows. In conversation with exhibition curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot.

Cost $55 A / $44 M / $ 50 C
Please note: Tickets do not include exhibition entry. Exhibition open 5–9pm.
Exhibition tickets can be purchased on the night or in advance at
Venue Great Hall, Ground Level (enter via main Waterwall entrance)
Tickets Members presale – Mon 15 Sep, 10am (strictly limited tickets available).
General tickets on sale Wed 17 Sep, 10am.



friday nights jean paul gaultier

Friday Nights at Jean Paul Gaultier.

NGV’s Friday Nights return in style during The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier.

Meet up with friends and enter a world of fashion and music as DJs and performers take to the stage alongside pop-up talks, bars and dining. Stay in touch at #Fridaynights. Full details coming soon. Tickets on sale Friday 5 September.

Cost $28 A / $23 M / $10 Child
Venue Ground Level, NGV International




 jean paul gaultier colourful history of the stripeA Colourful History of the Stripe

Sat 25 Oct, 1 & 8 Nov, 1pm

In the Middle Ages the stripe was a religious symbol; during the French and American revolutions it represented freedom; and in the twentieth century a cast of abstract artists reduced their work to stripes. Delve deeper into the social, cultural and historical significance of the stripe, as well as its fascinating relationship to art, architecture and fashion in this series of insightful talks. Full details coming soon. Tickets on sale Friday 5 September.

Cost $20 A / $16 M / $18 C / $10 Student
Venue Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International


jean paul gaultier drop by drawing Drop-by Drawing: Fashion

Sundays 4, 11, 18, 25 Jan, 2-4pm. Drop-by Drawing gets a makeover in this series of fashion forward Sundays in January. Hone your fashion illustration and design skills in these Jean Paul Gaultier inspired sessions led by Melbourne fashion designers and fashion schools set amongst the NGV Collection.

Cost Free
Venue NGV International


 jean paul gaultier dressedDressed by Jean Paul Gaultier: Movie Marathon

Sun 28 Dec, 11am – 5pm.
Take part in this movie marathon of feature films, as selected by Jean Paul Gaultier and showcasing his innovative designs:
Kika, 1993, 114 mins
The City of Lost Children, 1995, 112 mins
The Fifth Element, 1996, 126 mins
Cost Free
Venue Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, Ground Level, NGV International




jean paul gaultier childrens festivalNGV Children’s Festival

17 – 26 Jan.
Come to the NGV for 10 days of workshops, activities, talks and tours focusing on fashion and contemporary art for young visitors. The 2015 NGV Children’s Festival will be a feast of fashion fun, held in conjunction with The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier and Express Yourself: Romance was Born for Kids, amongst other NGV summer exhibitions.
Cost Free :     Venue NGV International and NGV Australia



The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier.

For a full overview of the NGV exhibition – please click here.

Members Exclusive : click for details here.

Calendar Of Daily Events : click for details here.


I hope that you will all be able to visit this wonderful and exciting event. See you there !!!

Cheerio and all the best

Annie G.


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