Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition to open at the Shoe Museum in France

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Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition:  a famous French fashion designer, will have an enthralling exhibition at the Shoe Museum in Romans-sur-Isère, Drôme, France. The intriguing investigation of Gaultier’s partnership with shoe industry trailblazer Stephane Kélian from 1984 to 1996 will be on display at this exhibition from April 27, 2024, until November 3, 2024.

The show is curated by Olivier Jault, an independent shoe stylist, and it reveals a pivotal moment in Gaultier’s career when the French textile industry rejected his innovative ideas. But Kélian fully accepted Gaultier’s idea after seeing the genius in his designs.

Jault and other prestigious collectors, like artist Anouschka and former model Ryan Benacer, have generously loaned these classic items for the exhibition, so visitors will have the opportunity to examine them up close.

Among the meticulously chosen outfits on display are shoes labelled “Jean Paul Gaultier for Stephane Kélian,” which serve as the exhibition’s crown jewel. Ads, invitations, and runway catalogue excerpts with stunning illustrations by Thierry Perez and Pauline Binoux will also be available to participants, in addition to intriguing movies.

In addition, the show works in tandem with the museum’s permanent collection, which includes more than 20,000 items. Tourists can gawk at a number of Kélian braided models, one of which is an enormous XXL reproduction of a bowler shoe housed at the very centre of the city. The experience will be even more immersive thanks to the presence of Gaultier’s legendary works, such as the world-famous “Tattoo” collection boots.

Ethan Sullivan

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