Apr
10

Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibit in San Francisco.

If you are a fashion-lover, then you can't miss this exhibit in San Francisco.
Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
De Young Museum
March 24 - August 19,  2012
Animated Mannequin


Dress worn in white by Marian Cotillard




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.
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.
Moving Runway

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






















Metropolis


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