Monday, March 26, 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier: From The Sidewalk To The Catwalk

Pretty much all of San Francisco's fashionistas went bananas after hearing that Jean Paul Gaultier was in town from Paris promoting and opening his new exhibit at the de Young Museum, Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk. I heard about the exhibit a couple months ago, and got a little excited myself. I'm not really engulfed into the whole fashion scene, but I love spectating. (i.e. People watching is one of my favorite things, don't ask why.) It seems like every year or so, the de Young Museum features a fashion designer through their exhibits. This year is Jean Paul Gaultier, last year was Balenciaga, the year before that was Yves Saint Laurent, and before that was Vivienne Westwood.

I was invited to the Balenciaga opening party last year and had a blast, so when I was invited again to JPG's opening party, I was excited to attend.

Atiyana (whom you've all met in my previous posts) and I arriving at the party. It gave me an excuse to pull out my Opening Ceremony short suit that I bought last year in L.A. Kind of in love with it.

Atiyana with Michelle, who invited us to be her guest for the party. She's lovely.

Fashion models everywhere. My goal is to be thin as her by the time summer comes around. Just kidding, kind of. Not to be rude, but I noticed those buff body guards before the skinny models prancing around. Opps.

Hologram talking face of Jean Paul Gaultier himself, along with his signature nautical navy blue stripes. It was just like he was there. Most of the mannequins had talking faces, which creeped me out, to be honest. I loved it.

Madonna's infamous cone corset bra and Gaultier's costume sketches for her Blond Ambition Tour back in the 90's... *Dies*. I was seconds away from snagging these sketches and placing them in my apartment!

1600 hours to complete this hand beaded "leopard" gown. I would not have the patience.

Gaultier showing San Francisco mad love. Bay Bridge live motion movie in the background.

All in the details. I miss Paris :(.

The exhibit was amazing. It's definitely a lot more outlandish then the past designers featured, but in a good way. Jean Paul Gaultier's exhibit set up was more creative, in my opinion. From his sketches, the photography, the s&m collection, the mini moving catwalk, each room had its own completely unique vibe. I didn't have a favorite part, I liked the exhibit as a whole. Be sure to check out Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk at the de Young till August 19th.


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  2. I love! I can't wait to go see it myself! =)