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Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

As one of fashion’s true legends, Jean Paul Gaultier has shaped he course of sartorial history for over four decades. As a couturier Gaultier has influenced pop-culture, fashion and cinema with his witty, sexy and imaginative designs. When a designer’s calling card includes images as memorable as Madonna’s cone bras, Leeloo’s bandage catsuit from The 5th Element and the jaw dropping costumes of Almodovar’s Kika, you have the makings of a spectacular retrospective – precisely what JPG fans will find at The Brooklyn Museum‘s exhibit, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. Offering an expansive whirlwind tour through the designer’s oeuvre, the exhibit revisits some of his most celebrated collections alongside never before seen items culled from the closets of Gaultier’s high profile admirers. Utilizing an impressive mix of video and collection pieces, the exhibit takes viewers inside the mind of one of the most inventive personalities in the business.

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

Jean Paul Gaultier-The Brooklyn Museum Exibit

 

 

Photos by Betty Sze for models.com

 

 

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6 comments

  1. Wonderful! Would love to see that exhibition. In the municipal museum here in town is currently an exhibition about Chanel which I haven’t seen yet. I will check that one out soon!

  2. Super gorgeous photos and a wonderful introduction!
    In The Netherlands we had a similar exhibition in Rotterdam in May of this year.
    You can find some photos on my blog (‘mr. Jean Paul Gaultier and me …’ and ‘Showstopper’)

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