I want to say hello #gaultier! No, I don’t want to say Bonjour monsieur Gaultier! What I want is to take part in one of the meet ups hosted by someone who has worn/worked with/worshipped Gaultier at the Brooklyn Museum! This is how it works: from among the signed up crowd, a lucky few (no idea how many) are selected for a Gaultier rendez–vous. They have to rsvp within an absolute 48 hours, without being able to switch date or rendez–vous, bring a +1 with, in general, no particular control over the intensive Gaultier experience they are to be a part of!
It sounds wildly creative, a little bit how I imagined back when I was little the process of designing a collection. For the most part, I was wrong. But this time I’m not and, to make the best of it, I do have an unbeatable plan.
- I’m already signed up for say hello #gaultier and my New York plane tickets are on hold.
- The catalogue of the exhibit hosting the series of connoisseur invitations, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk
to the Catwalk, is already ordered, just a highly unlikely to be necessary plan B.
- And, as a second plan B, the stretch between April 9 and August 17, 2014 of the enfant terrible exhibition’s crossing over to London’s Barbican is highlighted with fiery red on my calendar.
Jean Paul Gaultier’s corsets are ‘’a form of personal expression’’ says Madonna. And the 140 haute couture and prêt-a-porter exhibits in a mise en exposition worthy of Gaultier’s imagination, from (literally) mermaid wedding dresses, to the fantastically famous conic shaped Madonna bra, all the way to Nana, the teddy a little Jean Paul gave his first version to, all await to confirm this and reveal the qualities of a genius!
Photos: Brooklyn Museum