On the last weekend before the closing of the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition of the "Kunsthalle" in Munich, we were able to get into it and receive amazing impressions into the work of the famous designer and artist. Not only was the exhibition about the beauty of the dresses Gaultier designed, it rather showed the visitor the incredible artwork of his oevre.
By taking a closer look at the dresses and costumes, one could get an impression of the incredibly detailed manufactured production of his avant garde designer creation. A video function that beamed acting and speaking face movements onto the front heads of the mannequins gave the whole exhibition a more vivid and present note.
Gaultier liked to play with the stereotypes of society by choosing unconventional women like Beth Ditto, Conchita Wurst and Madonna as his muses. His play with different body shapes, ages and gender types leads to questions about the beauty idol of the society and the role the fashion world plays in it. Jean Paul Gaultiers creations can thereupon be seen as a message to society. We were fascinated by the exhibition as it gave a deep insight into the meaning and relevance of the fashion world to society.
Of course me and my boyfriend also discovered the other good sides Munich has to offer, had nice breakfasts and dinner, went for some shopping and visited the beautiful and impressive Theatiner church right by the Odeonsplatz.