Jean Paul Goude

So Goude it Hurts

A new exhibit in Milan explores Jean Paul Goude’s extraordinary imagery, in particular the women who've played muse along the way.

The French photographer's unapologetically retouched oeuvre includes Naomi Campbell racing a cheetah; models dashing across a finish line in billowing couture and high heels; and 70s model Carolina Beaumont balancing a glass of champagne on her rear (he'd have Kim Kardashian do the same decades later).

The most significant of Goude's women, however, could only be Grace Jones. After meeting during New York's disco era, the two developed a fast and furious relationship. He created many of her album covers in the 80s, including Nightclubbing and Slave to the Rhythm, and often credits her for inspiring his best work.

So Far So Goude, April 16 - June 19, 2016, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan


Azzedine Alaïa and Farida Khelfa, 1985


Björk, Mixte, 2007


Grace Jones, 1981


Thierry Mugler, Vogue France, 1998


Twins, 1979


Azzedine Alaïa, 1998


Jean Paul Gaultier, 2003


Christian Lacroix, 2003


Marc Jacobs, Harper's Bazaar, 2007


Carolina Beaumont, 1976


Farida Khelfa, 1985


Grace Jones, in collaboration with Antonio Lopez, 1980


Elle, 1999


Grace Jones, 1978


Jessica Chastain as Joan of Arc, Harper's Bazaar, 2015


Grace Jones, 1983


Grace Jones, 1978


Naomi Campbell, Harper's Bazaar, 2009


John Galliano, 1999





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