The Holidays in Paris in December make the city magical. Snow is covering the top of museums and monuments and we finally have enough time to enjoy the exhibitions that are starting during the Holidays.
Jean-Paul Gaultier is invited from October 6, 2021 to January 16, 2022 by the Cinémathèque for a compelling display of the movie costumes he has designed for several iconic movies!
Orchestrated by Jean-Paul Gaultier himself, this exhibition might give you as many chills as his last show did – which gathered many celebrities. And for good reason, the fashion designer has created a dozen movie costumes as he claimed: “without ‘Paris Frills’ show, I’d never have done this job”. “Paris Frills” is a French drama movie directed by Jacques Becker, which story is set in a post-war fashion house that will spark the designer's fashion calling.
More than a Jean-Paul Gaultier retrospective, CinéMode tells about how clothes have found a special spot in movies in a great mix of references, misappropriation of codes and dissolution of borders. Inspiring clothes as much for viewers as for the actors wearing them, and a garment with many meanings, a genuine work of art through which Jean-Paul Gaultier delivers a message, his, as an echo to the news or the movie.
He stopped Haute-Couture more than a year ago but one thing is certain, Jean Paul Gaultier has not left the fashion world for all that. The statuesque outfits of Marilyn Monroe, the little black dress of Audrey Hepburn, the masculine wardrobe of Marlene Dietrich, the bespoke tuxedo of James Bond, the leotard of Superman,… so many iconic pieces that interact in a surprising experience. More than ever, Jean Paul Gaultier wants to remind people that these legendary outfits are inseparable from the work of writing. Glamor , sequins, rhinestones and embroidery, sometimes crazy or minimalist looks come together in an elegant mix of genres to tell the fascinating story of clothing in the cinema.