In his latest publicity appearance for the exhibition "From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk," Jean Paul Gaultier sat down with Suzy Menkes at London's Barbican last night for an on-stage interview. He was greeted by the wild applause from an audience of fans, many of whom were wearing his trademark Breton stripes. Menkes barely needed to ask questions - Gaultier talked at top speed for over an hour with infectious enthusiasm, lapsing regularly into French. From Madonna, to Galliano and Gaga, read the highlights of his talk below.
On coming out to his family: "[My parents] were not typically French. They were very open-minded. I remember that one day I saw a movie with Sidney Poitier, which was Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. And it was a love story between one black guy and one white woman. After seeing that, I asked my parents, 'If I arrive with a girlfriend and she's black, what would you say?' 'If youRead More »from Jean Paul Gaultier Talks Madonna, Miley, and Coming Out