Jean Paul Gaultier to launch travelling fashion show at the Barbican next year

Jean Paul Gaultier is to launch a fashion exhibition at the Barbican in April 2014, displaying 140 of his designs including the iconic conical corset worn by Madonna.

Called The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From The Sidewalk To The Catwalk, the show will travel the world after its London debut.

Gaultier said: “The English were the first ones to come to my shows and appreciate my fashion.

“I am super excited that the show is coming to London. If there is one place other than Paris that I should like to live in, it is London.”

As well as the famed corset worn during Madonna’s 1990 Blonde Ambition tour, three other stage costumes designed exclusively for the Hung Up singer will be on display, along with pieces worn by Kylie Minogue and Dita Von Teese.

The exhibition will feature pieces designed by Gaultier throughout his illustrious career, including both ready-to-wear outfits and high couture designs.

As well as the fashion being on display, the exhibition – which is described as a “dynamic installation” – will air clips from fashion shows, music videos and films the designer has had fashionable contributions towards.

Gaultier added: “I didn’t want the show to be something like a funeral, because for me, to be in a museum, it is for people who are dead. I am still alive!”