All Photos By Gail
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is a must-see event at the Brooklyn Museum, on exhibit through February 23rd, 2014. Presented in this fourth post from the show is our final set of photos, featuring one of a kind selections from the Skin Deep and Metropolis Galleries. Enjoy!
I’m not really sure who would wear this Nude Silhouette Dress, but it’s at least much less frightening than This Dress.
The Skin Deep gallery is set up like Amsterdam’s Red Light District, where each outfit represents a different “prostitute,” if you will. It is here that you will see extremely avant-garde-bordering-on-festish designs that were very challenging to capture in photographs due to the low light/ no flash double whammy.
Flayed Catsuit worn onstage by French Superstar Mylene Farmer.
Blood Vessel Bodysuit with Beaded Cap and Heart Handbag
I am pretty sure this is a costume designed for a specific Popstar, but I neglected to note just who (guess: Lady Gaga).
Celluloid Dress and Accessories made from Film Strips (Caution: Highly Flammable)!
I call this one the Green Peapod Dress!
From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’s final gallery is called Metropolis and it definitely wraps up the exhibit on a note consistent with the high bar set by everything that came before it.
Couture Gown with Native American-Inspired Headdress
Leopard Pelt-Accented Gown
La Mariee Dress from the Tribute to Africa Collection
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is on Exhibit Through February 23rd, 2014 at the Brooklyn Museum, Located at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 (Take the 2 or 3 Trains to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum). The Exhibit is in the Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery on the 5th Floor. Admission to the Exhibit is $15 and is separate from General Admission to the Museum. Students with ID and Corporate Members Pay $10. Members see Gaultier for free. On-site ticket sales end at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and 9:00 PM on Thursday. Hours are Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Thursday: 11:00 AM –10:00 PM, Friday – Sunday: 11:00 AM– 6:00 PM.