Jean-Paul Gaultier customises Typographia seating at Maison & Objet, Paris

French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has plucked his initials from a collection of alphabet-shaped chairs and used a distressed-looking fabric to upholster them.

Typographia seating range is by French brand Tabisso.

The special editions are called Nature et Découverte, and have faux-suede covers patterned to looking rust. Source : Dezeen

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The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk at the Brooklyn Museum

October 25, 2013–February 23, 2014

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This multimedia exhibition is organized around seven themes tracing the influences on Gaultier’s development—from the streets of Paris to the cinema—since he emerged as a designer in the 1970s. It features approximately 140 haute couture and prêt-à-porter ensembles, from the designer’s earliest to his most recent collections, many of which are displayed on custom mannequins with interactive faces created by high-definition audiovisual projections. Accessories, sketches, stage costumes, excerpts from films, and documentation of runway shows, concerts, and dance performances, as well as photographs by fashion photographers and contemporary artists who stepped into Gaultier’s world, explore how his avant-garde designs challenge societal, gender, and aesthetic codes in unexpected ways.

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