Nov
10

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER

4 years ago

The Brooklyn Museum is exhibiting ‘The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.’  It was mind-blowing and a must-see if you haven’t checked it out.

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It features approximately 140 haute couture and prêt-à-porter ensembles displayed on custom mannequins with talking faces created through high-definition projectors.  One of the first interactive mannequins you see is a replica of Jean Paul Gautier himself.

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Loved seeing his sketches, stage costumes, accessories, films and documentation.  Gaultier’s attention to detail is superb, and all his well-crafted garments are inspired by the beauty and diversity of global cultures.

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 ‘I like difference.  Perfection is relative, and beauty is subjective.  I wanted to make imperfection admirable.  That shows in my choice of models, among other things.  Sometimes a different energy and bearing, or an unusual type of body, catches my eye and makes me want to invent something.” – JPGaultier