In Case You Missed Gaultier At The Brooklyn Museum

In Case You Missed Gaultier At The Brooklyn Museum

February 24, 2014

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The Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition of fashion designer, Jean Paul Gaultier‘s extensive collection ended as of last night and it seemed like all of NYC made sure to catch it before it was gone.

If you couldn’t make it, I have an equally extensive recap of images for you to feel like you were there—other than the talking mannequins that felt like the Disney of fashion shows and somehow it worked (check out on my Instagram, @dearandi, to see).

This exhibition proved that the designer, who’s breadth of work has extended into five decades (seven if you include the cones he sewed onto his teddy bear as a child), was more than just the cone shaped bras and Breton stripes that he’s otherwise known for. It was evident in both his Parisian Pret-a-Porter and Haute Couture lines that he not only can evoke a mood through his collections, but his craft is unparalleled to most designers in his cohort.

It’s no wonder why stars like Madonna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and even films like the Fifth Element have relied on him to create a story through his designs.

Seeing his designs up close rather than just through magazines and music videos, the details were incredible, down to the hand sewn bead-work and his intricate manipulation of fabrics, even noting below some pieces the hours of work that went into the couture design.

The common themes of his body of work is his cheeky take on garments and often times playing with gender, commenting that “except for the medieval codpiece and the bra, garments have never had a gender.”

Touché Gaultier.

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