Gorgeous and intricate original Gaultier press kit for the Tonie Marshall film.
Fine in near fine box.
LES FALBALAS DE JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER
"Moi, part nature, je suis pudique et reservé..."
Dossier de presse for the 2004 documentary film on the designer's life and work, beautifully produced and assembled as a collectible art object. The title alludes to Jacques Becker's Falbalas (1945), a tragic romance set against the backdrop of an atelier; a profound aesthetic influence and career inspiration for the young Gaultier. Tonie Marshall, best known for directing Vénus beauté (Institut), was also the daughter of Micheline Presle, star of Falbalas. Includes interviews with Gaultier and Tonie Marshall, as well as short reflections by Arnaud Ngatcha, Geneviève Giard, and Christine Lentz. Quintessential Gaultier: ornate and lovely. And despite limitation, uncommon.
(Issy-les-Moulineux): [France 5], (2004). 9'' x 9''. 8'' x 8'' perfect-bound booklet, original cardstock wrappers with cut-out front cover over lace fabric inlay. Color illustrations and page decorations. Nine black and white mounted photographs. 26 pages. With original color lithograph, numbered 382/1000 in pencil below facsimile signature (often mis-described as 'signed'). One small, faint smudge to first page. In original cream presentation box, interior lined with padded black velvet. Faint soil to box exterior.
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