August 8th, 2012
Question: Do you have any Jean Paul Gaultier-designed clothes in your closet?? Yeah, me neither. Part sculpture, part theatre, part avant garde art and MANY parts genius and meticulous craftsmanship, most of his fashion (while looking GREAT on Madonna) is neither relatable or affordable to mere mortals such as us.
But, oh, what a sensory feast his touring exhibit The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is! My hubby and I took a quick trip up to the City by the Bay this past weekend and were fortunate to catch this visual, digital wonder in it’s last weeks at the DeYoung museum in Golden Gate Park.
The “models” are actually plain faces mannequins with digital video of stunning women running across their otherwise blank faces-bringing them to life in the most oddly fascinating way. They speak (in French!), they sing, they wink at you-and they dress to kill. At the DeYoung through August 19.