If you are a fashion-lover, then you can't miss this exhibit in San Francisco.Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the CatwalkDe Young MuseumMarch 24 - August 19, 2012
|Dress worn in white by Marian Cotillard|
There are so many things that I loved about this exhibition but in particular, I have to call out the animated mannequins who talk and sing in playful and poetic vignettes throughout the exhibit. Gaultier partnered with the Montreal-based theater company to design these mannequins and they were truly magnificent and just made the exhibit so much more intriguing.And the other part that I loved was that there was a moving runway created in the middle of the exhibit on which there was a procession of mannequins wearing some of Gaultier's most famous designs, inspired by the streets of London and Paris.
This dynamic, multimedia exhibition includes 140 haute couture and prêt-à-porter designs created between the mid-1970s and 2010, along with numerous sketches, archival documents, fashion photographs, and video clips that spotlight Gaultier’s collaborations with filmmakers, choreographers, and musicians, most notably Madonna and Kylie Minogue.
The exhibition was divided into the following themes - Boudoir, Skin Deep, Urban Jungle, Punk Cancan and Metropolis. Below are some of my favorites in each theme.
|Boudoir: Gaultier Famous Corsets|
|Skin Deep: Corset representing a skeleton|
|Skin Deep: Dress worn by Carla Bruni|
|Urban Jungle: Gown with a beaded Cheetah overlay|
|Urban Jungle: Dress with exotic feathers|
|Urban Jungle: Gorgeous lace head dress|
|Punk Cancan: Mannequins in Gaultier's Punk inspired wear|