Curator to Watch: Thierry-Maxime Loriot

© Marie-France Coallier - The (Montreal) Gazette

His exhibit on Jean Paul Gaultier continues to be a hit.

The man behind “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk,” an exhibit organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with Maison Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry-Maxime Loriot was chosen by the museum's director and chief curator, Nathalie Bondil, to curate his first-ever museum exhibit as pure spectacle, celebrating the designer with animated mannequins, film clips, even a catwalk. It’s no surprise the traveling show has already drawn more than half a million visitors. Opens in February at Kunsthal Rotterdam, the Netherlands;