Jean-Paul Gaultier's fashion career feted in Paris exhibition

French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier (C), flanked by The Grand Palais Museum president Jean-Paul Cluzel (R), the curator of museum des Beaux arts of Montreal, Nathalie Bondil and the curator of the exhibition Thierry-Maxime Loriot (L), pose for
French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier (C), flanked by The Grand Palais Museum president Jean-Paul Cluzel (R), the curator of museum des Beaux arts of Montreal, Nathalie Bondil and the curator of the exhibition Thierry-Maxime Loriot (L), pose for a selfie, during a press conference prior to the opening of the exhibition devoted to him on March 30, 2015, in Paris. -- PHOTO: AFP
Creations by French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier are displayed as part of the Jean-Paul Gaultier retrospective held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, 30 March 2015. -- PHOTO: EPA
Creations by French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier are displayed as part of the Jean-Paul Gaultier retrospective held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, 30 March 2015. -- PHOTO: EPA
A visitor looks at creations by French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier displayed as part of the Jean-Paul Gaultier retrospective held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, 30 March 2015. -- PHOTO: EPA
A visitor looks at creations by French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier displayed as part of the Jean-Paul Gaultier retrospective held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, 30 March 2015. -- PHOTO: EPA
A visitor looks at creations by French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier displayed as part of the Jean-Paul Gaultier retrospective held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, 30 March 2015. -- PHOTO: EPA
A visitor looks at creations by French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier displayed as part of the Jean-Paul Gaultier retrospective held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, 30 March 2015. -- PHOTO: EPA
A visitor looks at creations by French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier displayed as part of the Jean-Paul Gaultier retrospective held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, 30 March 2015. -- PHOTO: EPA
A visitor looks at creations by French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier displayed as part of the Jean-Paul Gaultier retrospective held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, 30 March 2015. -- PHOTO: EPA
Creations by French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier are displayed as part of the Jean-Paul Gaultier retrospective held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, 30 March 2015. Started by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2011, the exhibition which
Creations by French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier are displayed as part of the Jean-Paul Gaultier retrospective held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, 30 March 2015. Started by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2011, the exhibition which has toured in cities including Melbourne, Madrid, New York and London is now in its tenth leg and will run in Paris from 1 April to 3 August 2015. -- PHOTO: EPA

(REUTERS) - An exhibition celebrating the influence of renowned French designer and couturier Jean-Paul Gaultier, has opened the Grand Palais in Paris. This spring, the avant garde designer showcases more than 150 iconic haute couture pieces. It is organised by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts with the Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais, together with Maison Jean Paul Gaultier, Paris.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk will be on from April 1 to August 3, at the Grand Palais, Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris, France and for more information, visit grandpalais.fr/en.