Jean-Paul Gaultier: “Madonna still fascinates me”
July 16, 2011 News

Jean-Paul Gaultier: “Madonna still fascinates me”

As we all know, the Canadian multimedia exhibition on Jean-Paul Gaultier, includes the iconic cone-bra body corset the French designer created for Madonna’s 1990 Blond Ambition Tour.
Gaultier gave an interview to Canadian gay & lesbian web magazine Xtra, mentioning Madonna all the way…

“You see, I designed the cone bra 30 years before I made one for Madonna.

Women are very powerful now, and they can [take responsibility for] what they wear.
It is like when Madonna decides to wear a corset; it is like a political statement because she decides to do so.
It then becomes a symbol of power and femininity.
We dress first for ourselves.

All the stars I have worked with are very different.
I guess the thing that successful stars have in common is that they work very hard.
There is no secret to success, even if you are not a pop singer.
Madonna still fascinates me.
She has been of great help for this exhibition and the [accompanying] book, loaning pieces from her Blond Ambition Tour and Confessions Tour.”

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Until Oct 2 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1379 Sherbrooke St W Montreal
mmfa.qc.ca