From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk: Jean Paul Gaultier at the Brooklyn Museum

Jean Paul Gaultier is a legendary French haute couture designer, iconic for his signature silhouettes and use of unconventional models in fashion campaigns. His love of bending gender norms, in particular, is something that garnered him a reputation as a rebel within the fashion industry, but Gaultier’s talent and eye for design have also elevated him to the top of the fashion food chain.

Coming soon to the Brooklyn Museum will be an exhibit that focuses on Gaultier’s daring designs and career. According to the museum, “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” is the only East Coast venue for the fabulous international exhibit. His haute couture pieces are undeniably works of art in and of themselves, and now they will be exhibited as such, accompanied with a history lesson that reveals an intimate look inside the designer’s colorful life.

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In “From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” you’ll find New York’s only current exhibition “dedicated to the groundbreaking French couturier. Playful, poetic, and transformative, Gaultier’s superbly crafted and detailed garments are inspired by the beauty and diversity of global cultures.” The exhibition is curated as a multimedia display that is organized around seven themes that trace Gaultier’s most prominent influences, such as Paris’s colorful counterculture. “From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” is set to boast a staggering 140 haute couture ensembles, so this is one exhibit that lovers of fashion will not want to miss out on.

To experience sketches, photography, stage costumes, excerpts from films, documentation of runway shows, designs, and all things Jean Paul Gaultier, make sure to visit “From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk,” at the Brooklyn Museum starting this October.

For more information, visit the Brooklyn Museum’s official website.

Images: jpgaultierofficial via Instagram

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