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"Palladium & Jean Paul Gaultier", 1987, Look-Alike Contest Invitation Paper Mask/Flyer, Palladium Night Club Disco NYC, Party celebrating his fashion collections February 18, 1987.
Paper mask with likeness of fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, Party invitation info on verso with elastic string. 9-1/2 x …

Medium
Condition
Near MINT- light toning.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included

“Too much comfort is not good for creation,” says Jean Paul Gaultier, the world-famous French fashion designer whose work has been bending gender norms and pushing the envelope since the 1970s. Entirely self-taught, Gaultier began his career working as an assistant to Pierre Cardin, before breaking out with his solo collections in the early ’80s. His predilection for incorporating elements of bondage and lingerie—as in his most iconic work, Madonna’s cone bra for her 1990 world tour—has earned the designer a reputation as an “enfant terrible” of the fashion industry, as have his fluid ideas of gender, evidenced most notably by his frequent use of skirts in menswear. “What is masculine and feminine anyway?” he has said. Gaultier spent seven years as creative director for Hermès and has designed wardrobes for several films; the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum have both mounted exhibitions devoted to his work.

Collected by a major museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2015
Jean Paul GaultierRMN Grand Palais
China: Through the Looking GlassThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
2013
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the CatwalkBrooklyn Museum
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"Palladium & Jean Paul Gaultier", Look-Alike Contest Invitation Paper Mask/Flyer, ca. 1987

Paper, elastic string, metal
10 × 9 1/2 in
25.4 × 24.1 cm
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$1,000
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"Palladium & Jean Paul Gaultier", 1987, Look-Alike Contest Invitation Paper …

Medium
Condition
Near MINT- light toning.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included

“Too much comfort is not good for creation,” says Jean Paul Gaultier, the world-famous French fashion designer whose work has been bending gender norms and pushing the envelope since the 1970s. Entirely self-taught, Gaultier began his career working as an assistant to Pierre Cardin, before breaking out with his solo collections in the early ’80s. His predilection for incorporating elements of bondage and lingerie—as in his most iconic work, Madonna’s cone bra for her 1990 world tour—has earned the designer a reputation as an “enfant terrible” of the fashion industry, as have his fluid ideas of gender, evidenced most notably by his frequent use of skirts in menswear. “What is masculine and feminine anyway?” he has said. Gaultier spent seven years as creative director for Hermès and has designed wardrobes for several films; the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum have both mounted exhibitions devoted to his work.

Collected by a major museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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