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Gaultier

Postby teck » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:30 pm

Don't really know much about it so I figured why not a new thread.

He has a show at the Brooklyn Museum, definitely worth going. A huge exhibition spanning his whole career. There's really nothing like seeing haute couture stuff in person. Throughout the exhibit you were hit with his big message: dress however you want, dress for yourself, don't worry about what other people think. It comes through in his clothes -- lots of gender-bending, overt sexuality to the point of parody, lots of irony.

Here's some pics I took

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Album here: http://imgur.com/a/yBupe
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Re: Gaultier

Postby Syeknom » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:08 pm

Is this exhibition related to the "A Queer History of Fashion - From the Closet to the Catwalk" exhibition in FIT or is it just a retrospective of Gaultier? If not would probably be worth checking out as well. Saw the corresponding book in the library yesterday and want to have a read of it soon.

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“Gaultier was the quintessential icon of gay fashion,” says French designer Darrell Moos, who wore this ensemble. “His personal commitment and . . . his fashion had, for us, a very strong symbolism. His style seduced me, and I never felt feminine wearing my jupe-culottes or skirts, but, on the contrary, I felt like a warrior.”

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Gaultier is very famous in the public for his aggressively sexual and seductive icon of the sailor - reimagined as clean, muscular, tattooed naughty boys.

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But the beauty of that famous breton striping is that despite its placement in homosexual male imagery in practise it is easily cross-gender.

I don't know much about his actual clothing or shows though other than the gender-play, fierce playfulness and combination of frivolity and almost punk defiance. Flicking through old shows I found a few cool images to start us off:

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Re: Gaultier

Postby Fictionfrenzie » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:55 pm

I saw an exhibit on Gaultier at the Dallas Museum of Art about 2 years ago, from the pictures seems it to have been a very similar show. And you're right it is amazing to see all the couture up close. I love his use of trompe l'oeil - there was one piece that looked like it had leopard fur across a dress, but was actually beaded.

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Re: Gaultier

Postby Syeknom » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:54 pm

From 1998

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Re: Gaultier

Postby pips » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:44 pm

When I hear JPG I think Madonna.

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His recent collections have very strong and sometimes almost literal interpretations of music genres and musicians.

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I am not sure if that has always been the case with his collections but his collaborations with musicians go way back.

He is known for using multiple cultural influences and cues and mixing them all together.

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Re: Gaultier

Postby germinal » Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:51 am

i went to the gaultier exhibition at the barbican in april, finally transferred the pictures to my computer

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