The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts mounts original installation of bridal creations (for all) by Jean Paul Gaultier
View of the exhibition Love Is Love: Wedding Bliss for All à la Jean Paul Gaultier, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2017. Photo: Pierre Longtin.

MONTREAL.- As the phenomenal tour of the exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, which captivated over two million visitors in twelve cities around the world, draws to a close, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is presenting Love is Love: Wedding Bliss for All à la Jean Paul Gaultier, an original installation that brings together thirty-five of the French designer’s haute couture and prêt-à-porter bridal creations.

Produced by the MMFA in collaboration with the Maison Jean Paul Gaultier, this exhibition presents wedding gowns and suits created between 1991 and 2017 by this humanist and inclusive couturier. The daring lines and exquisite artistry of these outstanding creations reveal a highly original designer and the virtuosity of his ateliers. An installation evoking a monumental wedding cake presents wedding apparel for all: heterosexual, homosexual, intercultural and interracial couples to celebrate love in diversity and peace.

The exhibition Love is Love bears witness to the ongoing commitment of Jean Paul Gaultier and the MMFA to promote the acceptance of diversity and to continue the fight against homophobia. The show’s title is an allusion to the speech given by Barack Obama, then-president of the United States, on June 26, 2015, regarding the legalization of homosexual marriage in all American states. This presentation also serves as the grand finale for the international tour of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, a major retrospective devoted to the French designer. Love is Love calls once again on the talents of the creators and artisans of this exhibition.

“The tour of the exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier gave me the opportunity to show my creations around the world. I call this show by the MMFA ‘my biggest fashion show ever!’ In keeping with tradition, whereby an haute couture fashion show finishes with the bridal gown and to thank Quebecers for their enthusiasm for my work, but also the MMFA’s creative team behind this record-setting tour, it is only fitting that the grand finale feature my most beautiful wedding gowns, most of which are being shown for the first time in this Montreal exclusive. Love is love, long live the newlyweds!” declared designer Jean Paul Gaultier.

Nathalie Bondil, Director General and Chief Curator of the MMFA, explained, “And they lived happily ever after… The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk toured non-stop for five years around the world – a record for a fashion exhibition! To celebrate the happy ending of this extraordinary exhibition with Jean Paul Gaultier, the Maison Gaultier and our teams, we wanted to create a festive installation bearing the humanist, pacifist and inclusive message that brought us together the very first time we met. For this celebration of a marriage that is truly for all, I wanted to pay tribute to Barack Obama who said, ‘Love is love.’ This exhibition is also an opportunity to thank the whole team that toured the retrospective over the past five years, transporting fourteen tons of material for a singularly complex installation.”

“The exhibition also features Jean Paul Gaultier’s twenty years of haute couture. This Montreal exclusive presentation spotlights thirty-seven haute couture and prêt-à-porter pieces, outstanding creations that challenged stereotypes and shattered taboos with humour. Jean Paul Gaultier, the defender of diversity, used his boundless imagination to champion freedom of expression and differences, revisiting the classic white dress, turning stereotypes and accepted dress codes upside down, and embodying an inclusive vision of society,” said Thierry-Maxime Loriot, exhibition curator.

Today's News

May 28, 2017

British Museum opens first exhibition in the UK to focus on the later years of Hokusai

Gagosian in Athens opens exhibition of Cy Twombly’s photography

Pioneers of photography Hill and Adamson celebrated in a new exhibition

Painting by Picasso will be highlight of Christie's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in London

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles premieres commissioned video installation by Patrick Staff

Handbags offer top investment potential say Barnebys

Yorkshire Sculpture Park opens exhibition exploring childhood, developing identity and family relationships

Fabulous collection of art to be sold in Dublin

Dorotheum announces highlights of design auction

Exhibition brings together paintings and sculptures from one of Jamaica's most important historical artists

Middelheim Museum opens an exhibition of works by Richard Deacon

Striking David Jagger portrait offered at Bonhams Modern British and Irish Art Sale

Sotheby's to hold a dedicated sale of furniture & design from New York gallery WYETH's coveted collection

Exhibition at Chazen Museum of Art presents sets of prints from the permanent collection

Art of the West debuts in June 10-12 Fine and Decorative Arts Auction

Early Petrov-Vodkin featured in MacDougall's June Russian Art Auction

Gardner Museum curators win honors from Assn of Art Museum Curators for Beyond Words exhibition

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts mounts original installation of bridal creations (for all) by Jean Paul Gaultier

Exhibition at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art celebrates 25 years of acquisitions

Santa Barbara Museum of Art exhibits modern and contemporary prints from the permanent collection

Exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by Buğra Erol opens at BERLINARTPROJECTS

Celebrated exhibition from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opens at Nashville's Frist Center

Rare and important early Frank Auerbach unveiled at Ben Uri

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Rare 1943 Lincoln Cent sells for $204,000 at Heritage Auctions

2.- Exhibition is the first to shed light on the phenomenon of the princely painter

3.- Nathaniel Silver named new Curator of the Collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

4.- Rijksmuseum van Oudheden explores the mystical world of the ancient Egyptian gods

5.- Media error draws misleading reports on sale of 1943 Bronze Lincoln Cent

6.- Four men deny giant gold coin heist from Berlin's Bode Museum

7.- Tanya Bonakdar Gallery presents an immersive installation by Charles Long

8.- Egypt says stolen pharaonic tablet repatriated from United Kingdom

9.- Israeli museum under fire over 'McJesus' exhibit

10.- Claremont Rug Company founder Jan David Winitz reveals major shifts in high-end antique Oriental rug market

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful