Surprisingly the NGV encouraged visitors to share images on social media. So no need to take sneaky photographs.
The iconic corsets and cone bras. Below worn by Madonna on her Blonde Ambition tour in 1990.
The Virgins Collection
Above worn by Kylie Minogue in 2008, La Vierge aux serpents
Gaultiers signature stripes.
The Mermaids Collection
Gold sequin jumpsuit from the 2008 couture collection, worn by Beyonce at The Fashion Rocks event in New York.
“ . . . the raw side of punk, with its Mohawk haircuts, almost tribal makeup, allusions to sex, torn fishnet stockings, black, kilts, bondage straps, mixing of genders and materials—all that spoke to me, suiting me much better than some of the ossified conventions of the couture.”
Jean Paul Gaultier
Photographs by Maddie Claire Beau