”I proposed to her three times, but she refused me every time”
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk went down under for its 10th stop since its opening at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2011, and Jane Rocca at The Weekly Review visited the exhibition with the designer himself as a very special guide.
In front of the first corset dress he designed in the early ’80s on display in the “boudoir” section of the exhibition’s themed rooms – a piece that made way for his cone-bra concept, here comes Madonna in the discussion.
There is nobody like Madonna. She directs herself, is talented, tough and interesting. She inspires women and men to follow her. She rules her own world.
The relationship between the designer and his muse drew much interest and Gaultier admits he was always attracted to Madonna’s enigmatic presence – Rocca writes. He always attracted to Madonna’s enigmatic energy. He says he first saw her on television singing Like A Virgin and was gobsmacked by her mix of sexy moves and religious connotations. This time, Gaultier also reveals something he’s kept under his hat for decades.
I proposed to her three times, but she refused me every time.
People change, and we don’t speak much anymore.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk runs until February 8, 2015 at the National Gallery of Victoria.
For further information please visit ngv.vic.gov.au.
From an article by The Weekly Review.