Today I saw "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk"
at the Brooklyn Museum.
The exhibit featured dozens of his pieces, images of his designs and campaigns, and a few videos featuring his work. And the mannequins' faces were digitally animated! Here are my highlights:
|I hate the piece of hair in my face but I love my new glasses.|
I loved these mermaid dresses when Marion Cotillard wore one to the Oscars, and was blown away by their beauty in person. Also, I love all things mermaid.
Next to this image of Farida Khelfa, by Jean-Paul Goude, is a passage from Gaultier. He recalls the first time he worked with the model she left to meet Jean-Paul Goude, and describes his appreciation for Goude's work referencing this piece. As a huge fan of Jean-Paul Goude myself, this stood out to me.
This jacket reminds me of Cher Horowitz.
In commentary next to the "Chic Rabbis" pieces, Gaultier reveals his inspiration for the collection was a group of rabbis leaving the New York Public Library on 5th Avenue. This is a scene I have actually witnessed, and I love Kate Moss.
I had never been to the Brooklyn Museum, and there is a great permanent collection there!
The Wave by Gustave Courbet, c. 1869
Houses of Parliament, Sunlight Effect by Claude Monet, 1903
Dresser by John Henry Belter
both by René Lalique
Vase by Emile Gallé