The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

“When I do my collection, it is in a way my own story” Jean Paul Gaultier

The Barbican’s exhibition celebrates 40 years of cutting edge design by Jean Paul Gaultier, consisting of 165 pieces - including those worn by Madonna, Naomi Campbell and Kylie Minogue.

Jean Paul himself expresses his excitement to have the exhibition in London. If there is one place he should of lived, if Paris was not an option, it would be London, due to the sheer appreciation he received in his early career from the public.

During Paris Fashion Week 2012, Jean Paul Gaultier showed his love and respect in a tribute to the recently deceased Amy Winehouse. The models were transformed to carbon copies of the star, consisting of the beehive trademark hair, unmissable flicked eyeliner and staggering high heels. Gaultier incorporated his own couture style in combination to Winehouse’s Camden-esque style. Male model Andrej Peljic starred in the show wearing a multicoloured Winehouse inspired dress. The pieces used at the 2012 Paris Fashion Week, including the dress worn by Andrej Peljic, can currently be seen at the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition

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Andrej Peljic wearing a multicoloured Winehouse inspired dress at Paris Fashion Week 2012 catwalk. Reuters

The exhibition is a must see for any fashion enthusiast, so head down before the month is over!