Hi, I’m Jean Paul Gautier. This is how the designer is presented to visitors in his Madrid exhibition . The voice that says this, is his face projected on a mannequin. All around there are several similar models with different faces, some speak other sing. The feeling I had, was between surprise and fear. I got a little scared of the faces . But as get into the other rooms of the exhibition, I began to feel a sense of bewilderment and also admiration. I have to say, I’m not a fan of this designer, but I recognize his great imagination and the freedom with which designs. For there are no limits in terms of style. He believes in each person: ¡dress as you feel! that gives you security. To be yourself in life, is the best way to get your achievements. Jen Paul uses all materials, plastic, feathers, leather, artificial leather, silk, cotton, synthetic ….. Anything that can be molded, sewing, gluing, cutting, serves for their creations. Inspired by his surroundings, and urban culture, all continents, are his playground. Native American headdresses , African savannahs tigers, Spanish bullfighter, Japanese kimonos, Masai necklaces.
And of course the sailor shirt. Which transforms, dresses, shirts, jackets. He explains that it was the shirt he wore as a child. Clarifies that hated as wearing it. . But as and adult he realized that, it was versatile design.
In one room there is a picture of his muse Madonna. He says that She is a great creative style, and she doesn’t miss any trend. you can see other models photos and costumes from films like Pedro Almodovar “La mala educación“.
The costumes star are: the corset Madonna wear in the “blonde ambition” tur .The full body suit Gael Garcia ” la mala educación” “There are many more but the best is, to visit the exhibition. Really , ¡Mr. Gaudier doesn’t leave you indifferent!! After all they call him “L’Enfant terrible” in the french fashion.
So go and have a good time.
When? from october 6 , 2012 until January 6 2013 .
Where? FUNDACION MAFRE . http://www.mapfre.com/fundacion/es/exposiciones/cultura/Exposiciones_Actuales.shtml
Address: Paseo de recoletos 23, 28024 Madrid