James has created my new favorite behind-the-scenes film! Please enjoy watching the special Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective for Elle magazine I’ve been talking about allllll week. You’ll notice it turned into a night shoot as the clothes, sent from France, were stuck in customs almost the entire day. Still, we worked through the night to get the two cover shots and editorial done… in fact, if you pay close attention you’ll see one extra picture that never made it to print.
The World of Jean Paul Gaultier. Cover & editorial shoot honoring JPG by Nelson Simoneau.
When I heard that Canada was hosting the very first retrospective devoted to my dear friend Jean Paul Gaultier, I immediately jumped at the chance to be a part of the celebrations. Starting June 17th, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will display 35 years of outstanding work by Mr. Gaultier at The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk. Over 120 haute couture dresses and ready-to-wear pieces made from 1976 to 2011 will be on display and I can tell you, they are all exquisite! A few months back I was fortunate enough to get to see some of these archive pieces up close and personal - in fact I wore them for a very special Jean Paul Gaultier editorial and cover featured in this month’s Elle Canada and Elle Quebec (James’ behind-the-scenes video coming soon)
I owe so many of my greatest moments to Jean Paul Gaultier and now I’m so proud to be part of a moment for him.
Well well well, I think this quote has gotten way more exposure than it deserves ;) Please enjoy Elle’s full page spread based around the fact that I recently said I… sometimes… may… perhaps… forget to wash my face on a night. Oh the scandal of it all!! And I absolutely love that they used the picture of me in full on Galliano FW10 queen-of-the-ice-cavemen make-up. Believe me, I washed my face more than once that night!!