JEAN PAUL GAULTIER, Paris (fashion house)
 Jean Paul GAULTIER (designer)

This Dress reveals Gaultier’s longstanding fascination with and transformation of lingerie. With its stretch panels and circular-stitched, cone-shaped cups quoted from 1940s and 1950s foundation garments, Gaultier’s interpretation has become a modern classic. This influential work was a precursor to later versions that Gaultier designed for Madonna’s Blond Ambition World Tour in 1990.

This Dress is included in the exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk on at NGV International until 8 February 2015.