|Image: Pierre et Gilles|
Today, the Barbican in London unveils the first major exhibition dedicated to the work of French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier.
"The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" will run until 25th August, 2014, as part of an international tour.
It features over 165 couture and ready to wear pieces from the designer's extensive career, including the conical corset worn by Madonna on her 1990 Blond Ambition tour.
Here's a short introduction to the show delivered by the man himself...
For more information about the exhibition click here