Jean Paul Gaultier: From The Sidewalk to the Catwalk

Latest Fashion Post from Malikah Kelly:

Jean Paul Gaultier, former creative director of Hermès for seven years, is a French Haute Couture and ready-to-wear fashion designer. Recently, he had a very successful showing of his critically acclaimed exhibition, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, at the Brooklyn Museum. This was only one stop on the exhibition’s tour, which will go on to museums abroad in cities like London, Paris and Sydney.

The traveling show, curated by Thierry-Maxime Loriot, was hosted in Brooklyn from October to February and attracted crowds and visitors from all over the area. The Brooklyn Museum’s presentation featured 140 haute couture and pret-a-porter ensembles, in addition to audiovisual materials, sketches, early designs and photographs created between the early 70s and 2010, as well costumes the designer created for performers like Madonna and Kylie Minogue.

The Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibit was first showed in Montreal in 2011 and developed by Nathalie Bondil, Director and Chief Curator of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the French couturier’s label. Since then has traveled to cities like San Francisco, Madrid, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Brooklyn and London. After wrapping up in Brooklyn, the exhibit is preparing to arrive in Paris’ Grand Palais. The exhibit is scheduled to open April 1, 2015 and ends August 3, 2015 so mark your calendars.

via Malikah Kelly


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