- What would you like with your glass of Merlot Sir?
- I think I’m gonna have a black shirt and a pair of jeans, thank you.
Matching wine with clothes just like we match food and wine is a pretty weird thing to me. Anyway, this is what happened tuesday at the Musée des beaux-arts of Montréal where took place a wine-fashion-show.
A delegation from Rhône Wines came here to communicate about their products, in an original way, like always. Last year they invited medias and wine professionals to have Dinner in the Sky. 50 meters above the ground, we enjoyed glasses of l’Hermitage, le Lirac and Côte-Rotie with the fine food of Giovanni Apollo.
This year, they chose to create a fashion event. Well, there was a catwalk but unfortunately no models to walk on it. And since bottles have no legs (unless you’re really drunk)… there was instead a presentation from the vivacious and smiling wine specialist Hélène Dion. She drew parallels between wines from the Rhônes and pieces of Gaultier’s work. Well, to be honnest, I was not convinced by this whole demonstration. Interesting on a historical and cultural level though, but not relevant when it comes to the matching stuff. What Madonna’s corset Gaultier designed for her has to do with a wine from the Rhône? Or with any sort of wine? Don’t ask me, I’m still looking for the answer.
After a short period of wine tasting I headed up to the Gaultier’s Exhibition. Intensity, originality, beauty. Even the fashion-dummies can speak! If you have not been there yet, don’t hesitate any longer, this is a crazy and splendid dive into Jean Paul’s crazy head you have to take.
You still have time, it lasts until October 2. Before that, why not having a glass of wine…
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal