Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier at the Brooklyn Museum, New York in late 2013.

The faces of some of the models are flat. Facial features and eye and mouth movements were projected onto that blank from projectors above. With a voice recording added, the models talk to you, to each other, to anyone passing. The first three photos show the effect somewhat,

Discarding stereotypes

A woman on crutches covered with pearls. Bodices with breasts of shells and of natural and dyed straw; and of dried grasses. Traditional materials used unconventionally like patterns cut in soft leather to mimic voided velvet. Skirt/trousers. Body netting which looks like a whole-body tattoo.

And both magnificent white wedding dresses are in the aesthetic idiom of non-white cultures.

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