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Nautical but Nice: Jean Paul Gaultier opens Rotterdam exhibit tracing 35 years of designs

A animated mannequin representing French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier is seen during the opening of the exhibit "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, from the sidewalk to the catwalk", at Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Friday Feb. 8, 2013. The exhibit open Feb. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
February 08, 2013 - 9:02 AM

PARIS - Paris fashion's enfant terrible, Jean Paul Gaultier— whose design signatures include the nautical stripe — has inaugurated his first international exhibit in the Netherlands.

The "Fashion world of Jean Paul Gaultier" at Rotterdam's Kunsthal gallery traces about 35 years of the designer's avant-garde creations including loans from Madonna — whose post-feminist conical bra is now the stuff of fashion legend.

More than 140 original creations, from the 60-year-old Gaultier's haute couture line to his ready-to-wear, also include movie costumes loaned from Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar.

Though Rotterdam is far from Paris, Gaultier brought it a little nearer to his home by decorating a Thalys train with his famed nautical stripes that links the French capital with Rotterdam.

The exhibit opens to the public Sunday and runs until May 12.

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