×
36 793
Fashion Jobs
L’ORÉAL GROUP
Manager/sr Manager, Campus Recruiting
Permanent · New York
L’ORÉAL GROUP
Senior Manager / Manager of Brand Marketing
Permanent · Jersey City
KOHLS
Product Manager - Payment System
Permanent · Menomonee Falls
KOHLS
Full-Time Loss Prevention Officer
Permanent · Framingham
KOHLS
Full-Time Loss Prevention Officer
Permanent · Massapequa
L.L.BEAN INC.
rd Shift Bike Boat And Ski Sales Representative
Permanent · Freeport
L.L.BEAN INC.
Sales Representative
Permanent · King of Prussia
L.L.BEAN INC.
Hunting And Fishing Sales Representative
Permanent · Freeport
L.L.BEAN INC.
Sales Representative
Permanent · Hadley
L.L.BEAN INC.
Sales Representative
Permanent · Fayetteville
ALICE AND OLIVIA
Sales Supervisor - Austin
Permanent · Austin
ALICE AND OLIVIA
E-Commerce Customer Service Manager
Permanent · New York
JCPENNEY
Business Support Specialist - Communications
Permanent · Plano
JCPENNEY
Buyer - Home (Entertaining & Tabletop)
Permanent · Plano
JCPENNEY
Multi District Human Resources Business Partner
Permanent · Jefferson City
JCPENNEY
Product Manager - Customer Account & Loyalty
Permanent · Plano
TIFFANY & CO
Inventory Control Analyst
Permanent · Parsippany-Troy Hills
ULTA BEAUTY
Salon Manager-Hickory Point Mall
Permanent · Forsyth
ULTA BEAUTY
Salon Manager-White Marlin Mall
Permanent · Ocean City
ULTA BEAUTY
Prestige Sales Manager-Friendly Hills Marketplace
Permanent · Whittier
ULTA BEAUTY
Salon Manager-Pelican Plaza
Permanent · Sarasota
ULTA BEAUTY
Store Operations Program Manager - Strategic Initiatives
Permanent · Bolingbrook

Jean Paul Gaultier pays tribute to Britain's 'cult of difference'

By
AFP
Published
today Apr 9, 2014
Reading time
access_time 2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

London, UK - French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier paid hommage to London and the British "cult of the difference" as he opened a major retrospective at the city's Barbican on Tuesday.

Jean Paul Gaultier and a Queen Elizabeth II impersonator | Source: Jean Paul Gaultier


"This exhibition is a kind of tribute to my love for this city," he said at the launch of "The Fashion world of Jean-Paul Gaultier, From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk".

"I feel more at home (in London) than in Paris in certain ways. There is a unique energy here, a unique eccentricity," he explained, adding that the city is still a great source of inspiration to him.

The charismatic designer, clad entirely in black, sparked hilarity by declaring that the British were now much improved in the kitchen and were in reality "little rascals", contrary to their prudish image.

He recalled that the Brits were the first to take an interest in his work, while the French initially "did not care".

"I have always loved individuality and people with character, and it's true that in London there's more character than anywhere else," he told AFP. "They have this cult of being different that I especially love."

It was in the British capital -- where he came "to party" in the 1970s -- that Gaultier made two significant discoveries: fashion store "Biba", which he described as "like a dream," and the play "The Rocky Horror Show," which heavily influenced his later work.

London is the eighth stop for the exhibition, launched by the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal in 2011. The retrospective, already seen by a million visitors according to the organisers, will be held in Paris at the Grand Palais in 2015.

London's influence on Gaultier is highlighted in the show by silhouettes of punks sporting huge mohawks. The exhibition also pays tribute to his British "muses," including Amy Winehouse, Kate Moss, David Bowie and Boy George.

One room is devoted to "Eurotrash", the outlandish adult television show hosted by Gaultier and Antoine de Caunes on Britain's Channel 4 during the 1990s.

One particular highlight featured the pair in disguise as Prince Charles and his wife Diana, earning it the title of "the grossest show in the history of British television" from tabloid newspaper The Sun.

The exhibition runs from April 9 to August 25.

Copyright © 2019 AFP. All rights reserved. All information displayed in this section (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the contents of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presses.