The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk (Hardcover)

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Dubbed the enfant terrible of fashion ever since his prêt-à-porter collections were first shown in 1976, Jean Paul Gaultier, whose avant-garde and bold fashions very early on reflected the issues facing contemporary society, is one of the leading desig...

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Thierry-Maxime Loriot, editor of the book, is the exhibition curator.Suzy Menkes, essay contributor, is journalist and fashion editor at the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune.
Dubbed the enfant terrible of fashion ever since his prêt-à-porter collections were first shown in 1976, Jean Paul Gaultier, whose avant-garde and bold fashions very early on reflected the issues facing contemporary society, is one of the leading designers in recent decades.

Published by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Abrams in conjunction with the first-ever retrospective on Gaultier, this stunning hardcover book in a slipcase explores the ties between the designer and the pop/rock music scene, film, and dance, and sheds light on his sources of inspiration, which are as eclectic as they are impertinent.

The first major monograph on Gaultier 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It features many previously unpublished illustrations thanks to the collaboration of renowned fashion photographers and the Maison Jean Paul Gaultier.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, art historian, and the other by Thierry-Maxime Loriot, 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 looks at Gaultier's fashion shows and examines their visionary reflection of society's evolution over the past thirty-five years.

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ISBN 9781419700026
Genre DESIGN / Fashion
Format Hardcover
Pages 420
Publisher Date 2011-07-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Harry N Abrams Inc
Copyright Year 2011
Height 14.5 in
Wdth 11.75 in
Thickness 2.0 in
Unit weight 9.2 lb
Language English
Subtitle From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Audience General/trade

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  • Gaultier Fever!

    If you went to the Museum show, wanted the book, but was scared by the price ....here it is! Excellent price point. Book is new, still plastic wrapped and weighs a ton. A great gift for anyone in the fashion industry or who even has a slight bent towards fashion. Trump up your coffee table yo'!

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