Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
17 June 17 – 2 October 2011
1380 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal H3G 1J5
+ 1 514 285 2000

The Montreal Museum of Fine Art is hosting the first international exhibition dedicated to the celebrated French couturier who helped establish the societal and aesthetic codes of his generation. This modern take on a fashion retrospective is actually a lot more like a contemporary installation with its theatrical mise en scène and animated mannequins.

The exhibition features 140 ensembles, mostly from the designer’s couture collections but also some from his prêt-a-porter line and accessories, all created between 1970 and 2000, as well as numerous supporting documents. Pieces on show include loans from Madonna, Mylène Farmer, Kylie Minogue and the Maison Jean Paul Gaultier.

This exhibition, which marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the designer’s own label, will embark on an international tour with presentations at the Dallas Museum Museum of Art, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young, the Fundación Mapfre – Instituto de Cultura, Madrid and the Kunsthal Rotterdam, the Netherlands.