Gaultier Exhibit

Last night, Mr. S and I attended a reception and the John Paul Gaultier Exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art.  Two words.  A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. and B.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T!  This is what I wore.

dress | Alexander McQueen (NM Last Call 70% off) {similar and love this}
tights | H&M wool {I like these}
ring | mom {similar}
heels | Chanel {cute and cute!}
bag | Hermes
The Gaultier exhibit will only be in two locations in the US.  Dallas opened the exhibit and it will travel to San Francisco in March 2012.  We were not allowed to take pictures, so I respected the rules.  Here are some pictures I found on the web to wet your taste buds…

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A little info about the exhibit (courtesy of the DMA):

The exhibition—organized along six different thematic sections tracing the influences, from the streets of Paris to the world of science fiction, that have marked the couturier’s creative development, “The Odyssey of Jean Paul Gaultier,” “The Boudoir,” “Skin Deep,” “Punk Cancan,” “Urban Jungle,” and “Metropolis” —features approximately 130 ensembles from the designer’s couture collections, as well as from his prêt-à-porter line, along with their accessories. Created between 1976 and 2010, the majority of these pieces have never been exhibited. Sketches, stage costumes, and excerpts from films, runway shows, concerts, dance performances, and televised interviews will all provide a look at the couturier’s world and will explore how his avant-garde fashions challenged societal and aesthetic codes in unexpected, and often humorous, ways. Fashion photography will also be a major focus of attention, thanks to loans of, in many cases, never-before-seen prints from renowned contemporary photographers and artists. 

The many legendary artistic collaborations that have characterized Gaultier’s global vision are examined within the realm of popular music, in France (Yvette Horner and Mylène Farmer) and on the international scene (Madonna, who has graciously lent two iconic corsets from her 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour, and a costume from her 2006 Confessions Tour, and Kylie Minogue); film (Pedro Almodóvar, Peter Greenaway, Luc Besson, Marc Caro, and Jeanâ Pierre Jeunet); and contemporary dance (Angelin Preljocaj, Régine Chopinot, and Maurice Béjart).

Placed throughout the galleries, 30 animated, talking mannequins, including one of Gaultier, add an extra dimension to the lively atmosphere by surprising visitors with their lifelike presence and spontaneous commentary. The design and staging of this innovative audio-visual creation has been produced by Montreal-based Denis Marleau and Stéphanie Jasmin of UBU/Compagnie de création.

If you get a chance to see the exhibit, you should!!  Happy Friday!!  {My friend convince me and Mr. S to do a Spartan Race this weekend!  Wish us luck!  And stay tuned for next week!  I’ll be doing a closet organization/decor post!}

18 thoughts on “Gaultier Exhibit

  1. I love your dress Sam! OMG…McQueen at NM last call center??? I may need to visit Dallas just to go to your last call center! I hope they’ll bring this exhibit to Chicago, we did have Jackie O’s wardrobe. Love the whole outfit and the mirror image of the first photo is awesome!

  2. Sam – I am in love with this entire look, the McQueen dress is amazing, but looks perfect on you. Adore the shoes and the bag. Seriously my favorite look. Perfection.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

  3. You look gorgeous Sam!! Perfect dress for the event too!! I think I somehow un-followed you by mistake…I didn’t see your post updates so I checked and I wasn’t on your follow list (sorry!!) Just wanted to let you know that I’m still following you :)

  4. We are so in love with this look!!! You look stunning and the dress is just spectacular!!!!!! Beyond chic.

    Wardrobe Stylists, NYC.


  5. I totally recognized that McQueen dress – you have such an amazing closet Sam! And I am DYING for an Hermes Kelly – prices have been insane lately!! Love this whole outfit!

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