This past Friday, Anna (our new design intern) and I took a trip to the Brooklyn Museum to see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit. We are constantly on the quest to research new trends in design, and also add to the product development team’s visual library.
The exhibit was, to say the least, dramatically bold and lush. Avante-garde and controversial in taste, Gaultier pushes society’s ideas about sex and exploration by using fashion as its conduit.
“… through twists, transformations, transgressions, and reinterpretations, he blurs the boundaries not only between cultures but also between the sexes, creating a new androgyny and subverting hypersexualized fashion codes.”
Featuring collections from 1970–Present, this exhibit speaks volumes on his mastery and grit. Key pieces for Madonna and Beyonce are on display as well.
Here’s a look at the exhibit:
The following Collection is for Boudoir and a special “chain mail”esque outfit worn by Beyonce (3rd image from top):
This next Collection really pushed the comfort zone of one’s sexuality and identity:
This next Collection is an avante-garde interpretation of the urban punk scene:
This gallery is only a small collection of some key items from his collections. The concepts behind his work are truly inspiring and his love of the craft will keep you in awe.
Hope you enjoyed this bit of what the exhibit had to offer and let me know if you would like any high-res images. Enjoy!