Vienna/Innsbruck, Austria: French designer, Jean Paul Gaultier, is staging an exhibition of spaces at Swarovski Kristallwelten stores in Wien and Innsbruck.
Jean Paul Gaultier makes headlines with his creations and often shocks fashion purists and defining stylistic limits at his will. The new installations can be admired on the performance stage and in the glass bay windows of the Wien store from September 14, and in Innsbruck in the Chamber of Wonder from September 18.
The designer displays highlights from his recent haute couture collections on mannequins designed especially for each location. “It’s nothing less than a love story with Swarovski. I feel like we already have children together and there are new ones to come,” says the designer.
Carla Rumler, Cultural Director Swarovski says: “Swarovski has always had strong ties to art, culture, and design. This has led to numerous innovations. The same applies to the close cooperation we have had with Jean Paul Gaultier for many years. We are particularly pleased with the exhibition he designed especially for our Swarovski Kristallwelten Stores Wien and Innsbruck.
“Thinking and trying out new things has been the hallmark of Swarovski for generations. The joy of playing, creating, and imparting moments of wonder has always driven us. We want to make people dream, create poetry and magic.”