The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

We did not get the Alexander McQueen exhibit to come to the West Coast but we are getting Jean Paul Gaultier…

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

Where:deYoung Herbst Special Exhibition Galleries

When: March 24, 2012 – August 19, 2012
Jean Paul Gaultier launched his first prêt-à-porter collection in 1976 and founded his own couture house in 1997. Emerging as a designer in the 1970s, he developed his own dress codes that reflected the changing world around him.
The exhibit will showcase  140 haute couture and prêt-à-porter designs created between the mid-1970s and 2010, along with numerous sketches, archival documents, fashion photographs, and video clips that spotlight Gaultier’s collaborations with filmmakers, choreographers, and musicians, most notably Madonna. For this presentation, Gaultier partnered with the Montreal-based theater company Ubu Compagnie de Création in the design of 30 animated mannequins who talk and sing in playful and poetic vignettes.
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