Fashion as Art at the Dallas Museum of Art

jean paul gauthierFor the first time ever, the Dallas Museum of Art has an exhibition dedicated to exploring the art of fashion in The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.

Jean Paul Gaultier is unquestionably one of the most important fashion designers in recent decades – Madonna and Lady Gaga love him!

His eye-popping fashions defy convention and draw inspiration from dance, pop-rock, cinema, television, photography, and world cultures. The exhibition highlights Gaultier's eclectic and vibrant sources of inspiration through a selection of over 140 haute couture dresses and ready-to-wear pieces made between the early 1970s and 2011.

Dallas is the first of only two U.S. cities on the international tour.

She Is Dallas Info:The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier will be on display at the Dallas Museum of Art until February 12, 2012.   The museum is located at 1717 North Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75201.   Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. “5:00 p.m., Thursday: 11:00 a.m. “9:00 p.m., Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 11:00 a.m. “5:00 p.m.     Admission to the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition requires a special ticket. Tickets to the exhibition include general admission to the Museum. All tickets to The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier are dated and timed. Individual tickets for adults are $16 during the week or $20 on the weekend and may be purchased on-site at the DMA, by phone at 214-922-1803, or at the Dallas Museum of Art website.   You can also follow DMA on Facebook.

The exhibition is 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 ofJean 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.

woman in headressCreated 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.

Placed throughout the galleries, 30 animated mannequins, including one of Gaultier, will surprise you as they spontaneously start talking.   They are truly amazing to see.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibit will only be at the DMA through February 12th so make sure you see it before it’s history.







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