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

Paolo Roversi (Italian, b. 1947). Tanel Bedrossiantz, 1992. Digital print, 15 x 12 in. (38.3 x 30.8 cm). Jean Paul Gaultier’s “Barbès” women’s ready-to-wear fall-winter collection of 1984–85. © Paolo Roversi

Paolo Roversi (Italian, b. 1947). Tanel Bedrossiantz, 1992. Digital print, 15 x 12 in. (38.3 x 30.8 cm). Jean Paul Gaultier’s “Barbès” women’s ready-to-wear fall-winter collection of 1984–85. © Paolo Roversi

In honor of Fashion Week, I traveled to the Brooklyn Museum to view The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibit. In a world of ever evolving fashion, Mr. Gaultier found an eclectic niche that secured his top spot as a designer. His overly seductive feminine pieces have continuously made bold and powerful statements within the fashion world.  

 

As I stepped into each captivating room, I was immersed by every intricate detail of the outstanding presentation of avant-garde costumes, accessories, pictures and videos. However, my favorite portion was the interactive projected faces on the visual mannequins. Their eyes following visitors as they spoke and sang, enhanced the personal experience. 

 

If you have time before February 23rd, I highly recommend taking a trip from the sidewalk to the catwalk of Brooklyn.