Jean Paul Gaultier Costume Exhibition Announced at SCAD Lacoste

The Exhibition Explores Gaultier’s Costume Design Work for Film

The Savannah College of Art and Design will debut “CinéMode par Jean Paul Gaultier” at SCAD FASH Lacoste in Provence, France, starting May 1. Curated by Gaultier in collaboration with La Cinémathèque française and “La Caixa” Foundation, CinéMode explores the intersection of fashion and film through Gaultier’s creative lens.

The exhibition showcases Gaultier’s lifelong passion for design and cinema through a collection of haute couture and costumes arranged in thematic vignettes. These vignettes represent various masculine and feminine archetypes, drawing inspiration from cinematic icons like Marlene Dietrich and Donyale Luna, as well as Gaultier’s own collaborations with filmmakers such as Pedro Almodóvar.

Gaultier, recognized as a leading figure in French fashion, is known for his boundary-pushing designs and rebellious aesthetic. His work, spanning decades, has earned him global acclaim and cemented his status as a fashion icon. Collaborations with notable directors and his innovative use of materials have further solidified his legacy in both fashion and film.

To mark the opening of the exhibition, SCAD FASH Lacoste and SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace will host a reception honoring Gaultier, with representatives from La Cinémathèque française and special guests in attendance. SCAD students studying in Lacoste will have the opportunity to engage with Gaultier and collaborators from La Cinémathèque française through special events and programming.

CinéMode par Jean Paul Gaultier, guest-curated by Gaultier alongside Matthieu Orléan and Florence Tissot, is co-organized by La Cinémathèque française and “La Caixa” Foundation. The exhibition will be open to the public at SCAD FASH Lacoste from May 1 to September 30, 2024.