Visiting the Brooklyn Muesum during our winter break was probably the most creative thing we have yet to do. Catarina and I embed ourselves in today’s fashion so much that we never took the time to see where today’s fashion came from. The foundation of our fashion comes from designers and fashion icons from previous decades and having visited The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier made us appreciate the idea of style and fashion a little bit more.
Gaultier is a French haute couture and Pret-a-Porter fashion designer. His designs are so geared towards both men and women which has led to pop musicians such as Madonna, Lady Gaga and Beyonce to wear his amazing creations.
The exhibit featured seven themes tracing the influence on Gaultier’s development from the streets of Paris to the runway. It features about 140 haute coutoure and prêt-a-porter ensembles, from his earliest designs to his most recent collections. Many of these ensembles are displayed on custom mannequins with interactive faces created by HD audiovisual projections. Touring through the exhibit we saw short films, sketches, stage costumes, replica runway shows as well as dance performances.
It is stunning to see how a fashion genius came alive and where his own foundation came to his own designs. Someone who has made such an impact in fashion had to start somewhere right?
Gaultier’s fashion world is full of avant-garde designs that challenge social and gender codes in surprising ways. How do you feel when you see male model wearing a corset? He did that, he made male corsets, because men want to feel confident too. He took every male and female boundary and made it one because he believes what is fashion without creativity.
It was such a spectacular exhibit and we both push all our followers in the NJ/New York area to pay it a visit before February 23, 2014. Check out the rest of our photos below.