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Victoria Abril in Kika, directed by Pedro Almodóvar, 1993.
© EL DESEO, D.A., S.L.U.
Photo by Jean Marie Leroy

On October 25, 2013 the official kick-off of the museum holiday blockbuster exhibitions begin with the Brooklyn Museum presentation of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk  highlighting the groundbreaking French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier.

Jean Paul Gaultier (French, b. 1952).
Corset-style body suit with garters, 1990, Duchess satin.
Worn by Madonna during the “Metropolis” (“Express Yourself”) sequence
of the Blond Ambition World Tour (1990).
Collection of Madonna, New York.
Photo: The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Christine Guest

Initially organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, in collaboration with Maison Jean Paul Gaultier, Paris in 2011, the traveling exhibit will open in its only East Coast venue at the Brooklyn Museum.


“Musette” ensemble from John Paul Gaultier’s “Ze Parisienne”
haute couture spring-summer collection of 2002.
Beaded sailor-striped sweater, black stretch wool pantskirt.
© Patrice Stable/Jean Paul Gaultier

The exhibition features approximately 140 haute couture and prêt-à-porter ensembles, from the designer’s earliest to his most recent collections, many of which are displayed on custom mannequins with interactive faces created by high-definition audiovisual projections.


Pedro Almodóvar (left) with Victoria Abril and Jean Paul Gaultier
in promotional photograph for Kika, directed by Almodóvar, 1993.
© Nacho Pinedo/Jean Paul Gaultier archives

Secure your tickets ahead to avoid long waits via the MuseumTix website.

Check out our BONUS Jean-Paul Gaultier Pinterest Board or our Jean-Paul Gaultier Facebook Album.

About the author: Bill Indursky
Bill Indursky is an architect, trend expert, and digital entrepreneur. He is the former founder of V&M (Vintage & Modern (2006-2013)) and the current founder of Design Life Network (DLN). DLN is a MAGAZINE + DESIGN AGENCY + MARKETPLACE + TV CHANNEL promoting inspiring design of all eras online and on TV.

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