the FASHION WORLD of jean paul GAULTIER goes DMA
fdmLOVES: MASTER of the runway for over 35 years, our FAVE striped + fun-loving designer Jean Paul GAULTIER goes to Dallas [DMA] NOV 13, 2011 to FEB 12, 2012 for his first MULTI-MEDIA exhibition in the U.S. by brigitte segura.
JPG’s vision and cultural references of high brow | low brow include subjects from The Christo Effect, Chic Rabbis to Madonnas, and Tattoos to Trompe l’oeil, consistently promoting a social message that empowers women and men to embrace their sexuality and individuality.
Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the highly-acclaimed exhibition explores Gaultier’s provocative, innovative, and transformative design aesthetic highlighting his fondness for creating mischief… with automated, life-like mannequins dressed as sailors and sirens, punks, virgins| saints randomly sing, chant, and comment [… maybe how to do zat?] throughout the exhibition.stage outfits worn by Madonna and Kylie Minogue are just a few of the 130 tour-de-force couture and RTW looks spanning from 1976 to 2011 to view. Exhibition Curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot comments:
“When you see the craftsmanship and all the work and how imaginative Gaultier is, I consider him a real artist. He designed more than 150 collections for himself, 15 for Hermès, countless collaborations with movie directors from Peter Greenaway to Luc Besson, dance choreographers, pop stars and all the videos he collaborated on, no other designer has ever achieved that much, but what is most fascinating is that it is always innovative, always new, never boring, which is exceptional. He initiates the trends rather than following them, which explains why he is still here after 35 years.”
Exhibition catalogue contributor Suzy Menkes [Fashion Critic and International Herald Tribune Editor] adds, “He is not just a fashion designer, he has created kind of modern art that should be in a museum.” the 424 page book features interviews Gaultier friends, colleagues, and muses including Madonna, Pedro Almodóvar, Carla Bruni Sarkozy, Catherine Deneuve, Carine Roitfeld, Boy George, Marion Cotillard, Pierre et Gilles, Helen Mirren, Dita Von Teese, Tom Ford, and Victoria Abril to name a few… the FASHION WORLD of jean paul GAULTIER multi-media exhibit at DALLAS MUSEUM of ART [DMA] nov 13, 2011 to FEB 12, 2012.. can’t wait for this one!