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The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition at the NGV

“Non-conformist designer seeks unusual models – the conventionally beautiful need not apply. ” ─ Ad placed by Jean Paul Gaultier in the French daily newspaper LibĂ©ration Recently, the National Gallery of Victoria hosted an exhibition entitled  The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier.  My friend Sandra and I decided to go on the last day, being 8 February 2015. Neither of us had any particular expectations, and I think this was a good thing, as it added to the element of surprise.  On the last day of the exhibition, the lineup to go in snaked outside the gallery door and down towards Flinders Street Station.  There was no denying what everyone was there for:
Because we had pre-purchased our tickets, Sandra and I were able to skip the long ticketing queue, giving us a head start to view the exhibition.  This was an advantage worth having, as the exhibition soon became very crowded.

On entry to the exhibition, we were greeted by this extraordinary site:

These are all mannequins, but they have …