View of the exhibition *Love Is Love: Wedding Bliss for All à la Jean Paul Gaultier * at the Museum of Contemporary Art de Belgrade (MSUB), Serbia. Photo by Bojana Janjic / MSUB
Jean Paul Gaultier’s haute couture wedding dresses continue to spread love around the world, this time in Europe. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is proud to announce the premiere of Love Is Love: Wedding Bliss For All à la Jean Paul Gaultier at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade (MSUB), Serbia, where it will be on display until March 2021. Designed, produced and circulated by the MMFA in collaboration with Maison Jean Paul Gaultier, the exhibition already attracted more than 250,000 visitors during its run at the Centro Cultural Kirchner in Buenos Aires in 2018 and at the MMFA in 2017.
“I am thrilled to collaborate with the MSUB for what will be not only Jean Paul Gaultier’s first exhibition in Serbia, but also the first international fashion exhibition in the country! Now, more than ever, I feel this exhibition is important for the strong social message of freedom, tolerance and resilience it delivers. This premiere also marks the end of his haute couture career and celebrates how during fifty years, he showed his creative and provocative work with humour, that revealed a humanist vision of society as he embraced all cultures and subcultures without any taboos or judgment to portray us as we are only one, beyond fashion,” said exhibition curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot.
Love Is Love: Wedding Bliss For All à la Jean Paul Gaultier showcases the French couturier’s matrimonial designs for couples of all genders and all orientations. The bold silhouettes and refined craftsmanship of the remarkable pieces on display reflect the genius of an extraordinary creator and the virtuosity of his couture workshops.