Love is Love: An Insight into Jean Paul Gauthier’s Bridal Creations
Love is Love – Already seen by more than 100,000 people, the Love is Love exhibition by French fashion designer, Jean Paul Gauthier, celebrates the creator’s “boundless imagination” as well as marriage and love between all genders and sexualities. The exhibition is held at Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts until October 22nd 2017.
The weddings suits, gowns and dresses are set around a monumental wedding cake featuring a mannequin of Jean Paul Gauthier himself in the centre of all his creations. Gauthier’s latest designs reflect his eccentricity as well as the diversity of love between heterosexual, LGBTQ+, intercultural and interracial couples “in diversity and peace”. The exhibition challenges the concepts of gender identity and gender expression and aims to reflect a diversity of genders wearing wedding gowns which suit different gender identities.
Jean Paul Gauthier’s bridal creations have already toured the world and he calls this show his MMFA: “My Biggest Fashion Show Ever!”. Jean Paul Gauthier explains that he wants to keep up “with tradition, whereby an haute couture fashion show finishes with the bridal gown”. Most of these wedding gowns are being shown for the first time in Montreal.
Wildly known for his talent and defending diversity, his Love is Love installation bears a humanist and pacifist message, reflecting the designer’s passionate commitment in promoting acceptance of diversity. The title of his exhibition, Love is Love, is an allusion to Barack Obama’s speech when the legalization of equal marriage was voted in favour in the United States in 2015.
Tickets to the exhibition Love is Love are 15$ for ages 13 until 30, and 23$ for ages 31 and up. Click here to purchase tickets online. Tickets are also available to purchase directly at the museum. Love is Love will be available to visit between 10am and 5pm. Tickets purchased for this exhibition also grants you access to Revolution until October 9th. Note that the Love is Love exhibition will be exceptionally closed on October 11th.
Where: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 1380 Sherbrooke St
When: Until October 22nd 2017
How much: 15$ or 23$
By: Elsa-Maret – mtltimes.ca