BON VOYAGE TO THE FASHION WORLD OF JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
It’s hard to believe, but The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition closes this Sunday after a successful showing at the National Gallery of Victoria. The final weekend festivities kick off with late nights and exciting activities. The Fashion World of Jean PaulGaultier will be open until midnight on Saturday 7 February and 10pm on Sunday 8 February with a series of after-hours experiences and performances before the exhibition departs for Paris.
With crepès, charcuterie, champagne and beats by Chicks on Speed’s DJ Alex Murray-Leslie (in a special solo set) Jean PaulGaultier Until Midnight is an after-hours viewing experience from 6pm to midnight on Saturday 7 February. On closing night, Sunday 8 February, the exhibition will be open from 6pm-10pm with gourmet food, drinks and entertainment.
Throughout the final weekend pop up talks from guest speakers will also provide an insight into the designs, context and significance of Gaultier’s work:
Saturday 7 February
11am – Mermaids and Madonnas with NGV curator Paola Di Trocchio
12pm – Sex, Identity and the Body in JPG with LaTrobe University Professor Denis Altman. Altman is an author and gay rights activist and was listed by The Bulletin as one of the 100 most influential Australians ever in 2006.
Sunday 8 February
11am – Odyssey with NGV Senior Curator, Fashion and Textiles, Katie Somerville
12pm – Thierry-Maxime Loriot at The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. Thierry-Maxime Loriot is the curator of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
If you haven’t been to the exhibition yet, it’s a visual extravaganza and worthy of a visit even if you’re not a die hard fashion fan because it’s more than just fashion. It’s art.
For more information and tickets visit ngv.vic.gov.au
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