Jean Paul Gaultier X ECAL © ECAL/Léa Sblandano &Valérie Geissbühler
Jean Paul Gaultier X ECAL © ECAL/Léa Sblandano &Valérie Geissbühler 

Under Your Smell - ECAL x Jean Paul Gautier

03/03/2023 - 21/05/2023

Photo Elysée 
17 Place de la Gare 
CH-1003 Lausanne   

Photo Elysée presents the exhibition Under Your Smell, a truly immersive experience exploring notions of beauty, identity and gender. Under the direction of Florence Tétier (Jean Paul Gaultier's creative director) and Nicolas Coulomb (photographer and consultant for Novembre Magazine), students of the Bachelor Photography of the ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne offer a visual interpretation of Jean Paul Gaultier's perfumes.
The brand's Scandal perfumes are at the heart of the installation. The young photographers have deployed this subject by creating still lifes with contrasting textures: liquid, dry, organic and inert, evoking the components of the essences and the design of the bottles. In a series of staged images, perfumes become the backdrop for stories of transgressions and fantastical projections.
Under Your Smell offers a hypnotic and immersive experience through monumental fabric prints, taking over the spaces of Photo Elysée. Giant image cushions invite the public to lie down to celebrate gender diversity and new definitions of beauty and body expression.