— Fashion Universe of Jean Paul Gaultier

This magnificent large format monograph of the exhibition ‘Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier’ at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, which runs until 2nd October, counts 424 pages, over 550 illustrations and comes in a slipcase.

The book’s graphic design was entrusted to the Montreal agency Paprika, which has been awarded many prestigious international awards.


This comprehensive art book brings together archival documents and over fifty interviews with Gaultier’s muses and colleagues, as well as the artists he has created costumes for: Pedro Almodóvar, Catherine Deneuve, Madonna, Helen Mirren, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Martin Margiela, Pierre Cardin, Dita Von Teese, Marion Cotillard, Kylie Minogue, Polly Mellen and Tom Ford, to name just a few.


It features many previously unpublished illustrations thanks to the collaboration of renowned fashion photographers and the Maison Jean Paul Gaultier. The publication also includes two interviews with Gaultier, one by Florence Müller, an art historian based in Paris, and the other by Thierry-Maxime Loriot, the exhibition curator, as well as an interview with Valerie Steele, fashion historian and director of New York’s Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).


An essay written by Suzy Menkes, journalist and fashion editor at The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune, looks at Gaultier’s fashion shows and examines their visionary reflection of society’s evolution over the past thirty-five years.


This volume will be distributed internationally in September 2011.


Via: Fashion Heroines

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