Photo Gallery: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier is the designer behind some of fashion’s most memorable looks, from Madonna’s cone bras to 1980s kilt-inspired man-skirts. But the legendary French couturier has not only made clothes for the concert stage and the runway; he has also designed for the big screen, creating costumes for films like Peter Greenaway’s The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989), Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element (1997), and Pedro Almodóvar’s Kika (1993). Now, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts hosts the first exhibition chronicling Gaultier’s 35 years in clothing design. The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk features around 140 of his signature outfits, including a tromp l’oeil feathered vagina ensemble and a proto-Lady Gaga meat dress. The traveling show is scheduled to hit Dallas, San Francisco, Madrid, and Rotterdam, but if you’re not lucky enough to see all that glorious Gaultier in person, check out some of our favorite looks from the exhibition below.