{NYC Places} The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

{NYC Places} The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier
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If you loved the Met's groundbreaking Alexander McQueen show, you definitely need to check this out. With a similar edgy and smart aesthetic, it's the most impressive fashion museum exhibit since Savage BeautyJean Paul Gaultier's designs are sexy, daring, beautiful, artistic and a little intimidating. The famous women known for wearing them, and, most relevant here, a new exhibit The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk celebrates his work at the Brooklyn Museum.

Gaultier himself put in an appearance at the press preview to talk about the show. He shared that he didn't initially want to be the focus of a museum exhibit, explaining, "Clothes are made to be worn." But then he changed his mind after, thinking, "I could make something else, a new adventure. I wanted to make it come alive. I wanted to make the mannequins speak." And he did...

Yes, the mannequins in the exhibition are animated. But not in a Disney's Hall of Presidents way—these are more high tech, and spookier. Filmed faces are shown on the mannequins' faces. At first glance they actually seem alive: they smile, they talk, some sing. One looks like musician Melissa Auf der Maur. Another has the face of Jean Paul Gaultier—and that one speaks to museum goers in both French and English, and occasionally winks and flirts. Some of the mannequins' bodies move as well. One room has a constantly rotating catwalk of mannequins. (Source from Racked.com)

A cute little girl is spotted modeling under Gaultier's exhibition! 

I call this a perfect one day escape from the city...

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