Photo Coverage: Brooklyn Museum's Jean Paul Gautier Exhibit
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk opened last week at the Brooklyn Museum, and is already said to be the best thing since Alexander McQueen's show at the Met.
Gaultier made an appearance at the press preview to talk about the show and shared that initially he didn't want to be the focus of a museum exhibit. He explained, "Clothes are made to be worn." Lucky for us he changed his mind after thinking, "I could make something else, a new adventure. I wanted to make it come alive. I wanted to make the mannequins speak."
The show is divided into seven sections based on the themes of the designer's work not the chronological stages of his career. Each section features clothing with photos, artwork, and accessories.
The From Sidewalk to Catwalk exhibit was initially created for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and it will be the first fashion exhibit ever to show in more than ten venues throughout the world. It will run in Brooklyn from October 25th through February 23rd. Check out photos below that feature some of what you will see!