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Wednesday, 10 June 2015


 Jean-Paul Gaultier, exhibition at the Grand Palais

from Wednesday 01 April 2015 to Monday 03 August 2015

Fashion on tour. The fashion world of Jean Paul Gaultier, from the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is a real phenomenon that won over more than a million visitors during its international tour. Now in Paris, its home, bigger and better and what's more, also entertaining. This must-see exhibit will be on its tenth stop after Montreal, Dallas, San Francisco, Madrid, Rotterdam, Stockholm, New York, London, and Victoria, Australia. The exhibition marks an important moment in the career of Jean Paul Gaultier. 

The fashion world of Jean Paul Gaultier comes to the Grand Palais in Paris, and will present pieces of haute couture and ready-to-wear created between 1970 and 2013 most of which have never been exhibited in public before. This multimedia exhibition also presents sketches, archives, stage costumes, film clips, shows, concerts, music videos, dance performances, and even snippets of television programs.

This looks almost like an Impressionist painting - the mounting of J-P G exhibition


Exhibition Yves Saint Laurent 1971 - La collection du scandale from March 19th to July 19th, 2015.

There's a love affair between me and the street. 1971 is a great year because fashion is finally hitting the streets. - Yves Saint Laurent

In the exhibition, you will discover the 1971 collection ‘Lib√©ration’ also known as ‘Quarante’, inspired by the fashion of those years affected by the war. Short dresses, wedge heels, square shoulders, nude make-up : references to the Occupation of Paris which made scandal. Violently criticized by the press, the collection gave width over the retro vein which quickly invaded the streets.

 07/1976 The Russian Ballet and Opera Collection.  For the first time in the history of fashion shows, the Russian Ballet and Opera Collection was presented as a staged performance in the gilded salons of the InterContinental Hotel.

 It may not be the best, but it's certainly the most beautiful.
- Yves Saint Laurent

Below a brief and a little blurred examples of the shapes and moods of YSL's revolutionary part in Paris Fashion

Finally, and I think this is my favourite. 


The logo - Mme. Lanvin & her daughter

The Palais Galliera, in close collaboration with Alber Elbaz, artistic director of Lanvin, is honouring the oldest French fashion house still in business. This first Paris exhibition devoted to Jeanne Lanvin (1867-1946) features over a hundred models from the amazing collections of the Palais Galliera. 

For me it was an emotional journey as I remember my parents talking about this designer as a great artist and they admired her work and style.  The garments were beautifully displayed with many mirrored show cases which facilitated close viewing, even with a small crowd of people at the same time. 

If you only see one of these exhibitions Fashionistas and fashion students should choose this one for its purity.

So there are three of the best amongst the hundreds of exhibitions in Paris at any one time.  It is worth booking your place by internet thus avoiding the long queues that you could encounter at a lot of exhibitions.

1 comment:

Fay Hart said...

hi Anne hope to see the Lanvin Im sure it was extra special
Ive been to the YSL atelier and Ive seen plenty of JPG so at the moment im truly immersed in Alexander McQueen a bientot xxx