Today's Daily Dirty Diary

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: FROM THE SIDEWALK TO THE CATWALK

 

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is the first international exhibition that chronicles the genius of one of the most acclaimed designers to date. Amusingly referred to as the “l’enfant terrible” of French fashion, Gaultier’s career had spanned over four decades, producing some of the most brilliant displays of creative mastery. He is known for being a provocateur, fearlessly pushing sexual boundaries and flippantly refuting accepted gender roles.

His ready to wear collections are directly influenced by the street while his haute couture designs are an intoxicating interpretation of fantasy. He made the kilt a desirable must-have for the daring fashionisto. His collaborations with Madonna, most notably the infamous cone bra designed for her Blonde Ambition Tour, exemplified his insistence of pushing the lines of conventional decorum. While other designers have sold their artistry in favor of mass commercial success, Gaultier has always maintained his sense of artistic integrity.

The multi-media exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum will include 140 haute couture and prêt-à-porter pieces mounted on mannequins with interactive faces powered by high-definition audiovisual projections. Through film excerpts, costumes, dances performances, sketches,and famous photographers’ documentations of specific landmarks throughout his illustrious career, visitors will witness Gaultier’s influences and as well his evolution as an artist.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk runs from October 25th through February 23, 2014 and is organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, in collaboration with Maison Jean Paul Gaultier, Paris. The exhibition is curated by Thierry-Maxime Loriot of the MMFA. The Brooklyn presentation is coordinated by Lisa Small, Curator of Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum.

Paolo Roversi (Italian, b. 1947). Tanel Bedrossiantz, 1992. Digital print, 15 x 12 in. (38.3 x 30.8 cm). Jean Paul Gaultier’s “Barbès” women’s ready-to-wear fall-winter collection of 1984–85. © Paolo Roversi

“Apparitions” gown from Jean Paul Gaultier’s “Virgins (or Madonnas)” women’s haute couture spring-summer collection of 2007. “Celestial” print satin strapless sheath; bustier-style top with “hologram” embroidery, bows; ivory silk tulle overskirt; “hologram,” ivory lace veil. © Patrice Stable/Jean Paul Gaultier

“Musette” ensemble from Jean Paul Gaultier’s “Ze Parisienne” haute couture spring-summer collection of 2002. Beaded sailor-striped sweater, black stretch wool pantskirt. © Patrice Stable/Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier (French, b. 1952). Corset-style body suit with garters, 1990, Duchess satin. Worn by Madonna during the “Metropolis” (“Express Yourself”) sequence of the Blond Ambition World Tour (1990). Collection of Madonna, New York. (Photo: The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Christine Guest)

Karl Lagerfeld (German, b. 1935). Untitled (Alek Wek) Numéro, March 2000. “Dubar” gown from Jean Paul Gaultier’s “Romantic India” women’s spring-summer haute couture collection of 2000. Camouflage evening gown featuring myriad khaki, cinnamon, papaya tulle ruffles. © Karl Lagerfeld

A design from Jean Paul Gaultier’s “French Cancan” women’s ready-to-wear fall-winter collection of 1991–92, as seen at his thirtieth anniversary retrospective runway show, October 2006. © Patrice Stable/Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier (French, b. 1952). Sketch of Madonna’s stage costumes for her Blond Ambition World Tour, 1989–90, inkjet print, 11 x 17 in. (27.9 x 43.1 cm). © Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier’s Classique eau de toilette. (Photo: BPI)

Jean Paul Gaultier’s teddy bear, Nana, circa 1957. © Rainer Torrado/Jean Paul Gaultier

Alix Malka (French). Untitled, n.d. Digital photo, 47 x 74½ in. (119.6 x 189.6 cm). “La Mariée” wedding gown from Jean Paul Gaultier’s “Mermaids” spring-summer haute couture collection of 2008. Latex bodysuit with golden scales; cone bra with shells; long, form-fitting sequined alpaca skirt with latex mermaid’s tail. © Alix Malka






Desarrollo Web / Web Development Shop Bicycles, Accessories, Bike parts