|Photograph by Paolo Roversi. Tanel Bedrossiantz, 1992.
Jean Paul Gaultier’s “Barbès” women’s ready-to-wear fall-winter collection of 1984–85.
© Paolo Roversi
The highly anticipated exhibition, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, opened a couple of weeks ago at the Brooklyn Museum. We first saw it at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2011, the first stop on its international tour. The only exhibition to date devoted solely to Gaultier, it was definitely one of our favorite shows of the year. It is of course amazing to see so many of his pieces gathered in one space, some 140 in total. But it is very much a multimedia experience, with sketches, photography and film as well. The exhibition design is quite remarkable, especially the interactive mannequins that we still think about more than two years later. And we understand that there is a new element here in New York dedicated to Gaultier’s muses. We’re on our way to Brooklyn!
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk runs through February 23, 2014