Saturday, 14 January 2012



Yes another trip down memory lane. This time a treat from the  Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. A sumptuous retrospective of the work of Jean Paul Goude. Famous world wide for his colaboration with (some would say, creation of) Grace Jones.
Above is Goudes spectacular post modernist maternity dress for Jones.


The steam locamotive that fills the main hall of the exhibition was a 'prop' that lead Goudes parade for the 200 year celebration of the french revolution. It looked amazingly real but is actually made from wood.


An automated head of Grace Jones that spirals as the mouth opens as if screaming.


Goude pionered a technique where he cut up slides to exagerate his subjects forms and expressions.


Here Jones' body is elongated and contorted into a physiclly impossible possition, for the cover of her 1985 album 'Island Life"


A costume from the 1989 Bastille day  parade . 


Page from Goudes' sketchbook.


These machnical dresses also glided down the Champs Elysees for the same celebration.

The show goes continues till 18th March so if you're in Paris it's well worth the detour.

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