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Medium
leather, metal
Measurements
112.0 × 23.0 × 13.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
Inscription
label, inside top, printed in ink on white synthetic fabric: J-P GAULTIER / pour / KASHIYAMA / PARIS.
label, inside top, printed in ink on white synthetic fabric: PHILIPPE MODEL / PARIS
Accession Number
2014.555
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Judy Dymond, 2014
Gallery location
Not on display

Jean Paul Gaultier has long been known as the enfant terrible of French fashion, injecting kitsch into couture and producing witty clothes and accessories which redefine notions of taste and elegance. This Bag is evidence of his playfulness in design, and is perhaps a precursor to the cone-shaped bust-forms which later came to characterise his work.