August 8th, 2012

A Passion for Fashion

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.

Jean Paul Gaultier designs

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.

fashion designs of Jean Paul Gaultier

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.



4 Responses to “A Passion for Fashion”

  1. carla fox Says:

    Yes!! I saw the show there this spring and I was totally blown away, and inspired, by his talent and vision, not to mention the fantastic concept and display of the show.

  2. Melanie Says:

    Yes! Definitely a captivating experience. I was surprised-even my un-fashion conscious husband was mezmerized!

  3. Lisa Cicalese McMillen Says:

    I would love to see this one on the East Coast. I saw the McQueen exhibit at the Met last year and it was similarly spectacular. It gave me an inspirational buzz for quite a while! I can only guess the Gaultier would have a similar effect!

  4. Melanie Says:

    I HEARD about that show Lisa and so sorry to miss it! You should google the JPG show, as it is going around the world, I think….