The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Graffiti in its due context may be very chic. However, outside an artistic context it is annoying and intrusive and must be removed as soon as possible.
The exhibition of the French designer Jean Paul Gautier is currently on display in the NGV in Melbourne from October 17th to February 8th of next year.
The exhibition shows an incredible collection of 150 outfits for men and women, some of them being absolute fashion icons of the last decades. This exhibition is mounted with high tech and impressing scenery.
Jan Paul has a huge room where he displays his punk designs inspired by the 80’s during his visit to London. On the sides of this exhibition there are two huge graffiti works of at least 35 meters long and 3 meters tall, made by the own artist.
In both murals you can read the name of the artist with fat letters dripping with paint. Obviously this graffiti reflects the rebel and individualist spirit of that epoch. Additionally, every mannequin has mohawks of different colors and this is one of the galleries of the whole exhibition that draws more attention.