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Odile Gilbert in the Sydney Morning Herald
Odile Gilbert recently traveled to Australia for the Jean Paul Gaultier traveling exhibition “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” for which she created some amazing headpieces. The Sydney Morning Herald caught up with Odile to ask her a few questions!
1. WHAT FIRST CAUGHT YOUR INTEREST IN STYLING HAIR?
I've always been intrigued by photography and film. I wanted to work in that universe, to go backstage, to find out what was going on exactly.
2. DO YOU TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS YOURSELF?
I shoot with my phone like everybody. But I don't pretend to be a photographer. I have my job and that's my key thing.
3. YOU'VE WORKED EXTENSIVELY WITH JEAN PAUL GAULTIER. WHAT IS IT ABOUT HIS WORK THAT YOU FIND INTERESTING?
I think he is very talented of course. There is an innovation around how he works with his clothes, but at the same time he always has a sense of humor, which is important in life.
4. DOES THE EXHIBITION REFLECT THAT HUMOR?
Oh yeah. You know sometimes when you go to an exhibition, when it's so serious. This exhibition is different. It puts everything into different cultures, different atmospheres. It's not boring. It's like life.
5. YOU DRESS VERY SIMPLY. IS IT NOT IMPORTANT TO PRACTISE WHAT YOU PREACH?
I'm a girl – I love bags, I love shoes, I love dresses, jewelry. I dress simply because I'm standing all day and taking care of everybody. But if I dress up, I dress up.
6. WHAT DO YOU LOVE TO DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT WORKING?
When you take care of everybody you have to forget about yourself. So when I can, I get a massage, I go to the spa. I take care of myself.