From October 17 The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk will be at the National Gallery of Victoria. It’s just been announced that the exhibition will be running late on Friday nights, with live music from local and international bands in the Great Hall.
The line-up includes American DJ, producer and songwriter JD Samson – best known as one-third of feminist indie-electronic group Le Tigre, and founding member of the band MEN.
Nine-piece Melbourne soul-and-funk act, Saskwatch is likely to blow the stain-glassed roof off. Coming off the release of its second album, Nose Dive, this nine-piece band has reworked its take on R’n’B while maintaining those mind-blowing soul and funk influences that bring out the dancer in everyone.
Also playing are: the Bollywood-inspired Bombay Royale; the 23-year-old rapper and Triple J Unearthed Artist of the Year winner, Remi; Kate Miller-Heidke; HTRK; and Rat & Co (fresh off a support tour with Chet Faker).
The bands and musicians will have a backdrop designed by Melbourne street-art collective Everfresh Studio, led by artist Rone. There will also be pop-up fashion talks, bars and dining opportunities inside the gallery. And of course, all those amazing dresses.