Friday, January 27, 2012

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

We took a few hours on a recent Sunday and went to the Dallas Museum of Art to see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit.  Photography was not allowed, so I've attached a short video from YouTube above.

This is an amazing exhibition of the fashion creations of Gaultier that are truly works of art.   There are outfits worn by Madonna and Grace Jones and super models, as well as costumes from movies such as The Fifth Element. 

There were hundreds of people in line to get in to see the galleries.  Our DMA membership allowed us to go straight in to see the show. Membership does have its priviledges.  We joined hundreds of people already in the galleries, and waited in lines to view some costumes or simply peered over folks' shoulders for others.  I really expected Rusty to want to leave within about ten minutes due to the throngs of people in attendance, but the works are all so good and compelling that we managed to stay for almost two hours.  Rusty says the crowds just melted away as he got caught up in the designs and construction of the Gaultier's works.

We are planning to go back on a weekday soon, before the show ends and while attendance is lower than on a Sunday.  We both highly recommend seeing this exhibit. Some of our friends have already seen it four or more times.  It is on view at the Dallas Museum of Art through February 12th. Then it will travel in March to the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, de Young, which is the second and only other U.S. city on the tour.  See this in Dallas or San Francisco, just be sure to see it!

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