Sunday, February 23, 2014

Youtube Find: How to Dance Goth

A friend posted this on Facebook and made me chuckle.  How to Dance Goth is a stylish little parody for Goths who have a sense humor.  Enjoy.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Jean-Paul Gaultier at the Brooklyn Museum

If you are in the New York, it is your last chance to catch The Fashion World of Jean-Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk at the Brooklyn Museum.  This gorgeous exhibit is a fantastic tribute not just to the designer's creative achievements, but to his sense of humor as well.

The first gallery revolves around his Virgins and mermaids collection.  It also has his sailor-inspired works as well.  The cheeky mannequins have projected faces on them that sing, glare or flirt with you for a disturbingly entertaining effect.  You can get up close and personal with the clothing to see couture detail involved with each piece.

There is a dark hallway of sculptural corsets that rotate so you can fully see the shape of it.  There is a gallery of his sketches for Madonna's concert tour.  There is a huge gallery of his work that exhibits his love for global cultures that include his very first collection made on an extremely low budget from flea market place mats.

The exhibit also focuses on his love of diversity, not just in aesthetic inspiration, but in people and models as well.  He was one of the first major designers to feature plus sized models on his runway and often used muses that did not fit the mainstream idea of "beauty".

Jean-Paul Gaultier was one of my favorite designer inspirations when I first came to NYC to study fashion design and I love that he continues to create!


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