Sunday, August 21, 2011

Wild and Wonderful World of Jean Paul Gaultier

If you visit my blog from time to time, you already know that I'm not a prolific blogger. When I started my blog in 2009, I taught I would make a new post at least three times a week. Well, it didn't work out that way for many reasons and I felt guilty all the time. Then I remembered why I started blogging in the first place: to practice my "movie" English! And also to be a part of the wonderful blogging community by sharing little things from my life. So I'll continue blogging this way and I hope you'll continue visiting...I appreciate it so much!

I had my birthday earlier this month (numbers are not important) and since I was on vacation, I went to see the first international exhibition devoted to the celebrated couturier Jean Paul Gaultier in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk 
My interest in fashion is a remnant of a dream that I never pursued. As a very young girl, I wanted to study textile arts, fabric and fashion but my parents wouldn't approve my choice at the time and so I studied German language (my second love) and became a teacher. I wasn't really obsessed by fashion, I was rather fascinated by the art of creation and transformation of materials into something original and wearable. I did learn to sew and I still do it from time to time, but I never did what I really wanted to do with my talents and passion.
Trough the years of having an eye on fashion, I started to love and appreciate the incredible work of Jean Paul Gaultier. So it was clear for me that I couldn't miss the wonderful opportunity to see his work presented in the first international exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier.
I went to museum in the company of my daughter who also loves fashion. We were both smitten by his talent, inspired by creativity, passion and exquisite attention to detail of his haute couture creations that are truly pieces of art.
Several times during the exhibition I was moved to tears by his originality and craftsmanship. I loved the exhibition so much that I plan to go see it again before it ends October 2nd. If you have a chance go and visit the exhibition, I highly recommend it not only for Gaultiers impressive work but also for the exposition itself and its particularly innovative theatrical mise en scène and multimedia approach and animated mannequins - stunning!
I invite you to see the pictures I took during my visit here. Click on Slideshow to see the details. Enjoy!



Sherri B. said...

Hi Yasmine, it is always so good to see you. I would love to see the exhibition and will go see if it is coming around us anywhere. It just might be, as Seattle and Portland often get special things like this. Thanks for sharing your love of this with us. xo

Zhu said...

I was in Montreal the day of the show but I didn't know, so I didn't see it! I stayed around Rue Ste Catherine, for the braderie.

I like his work too, it's very different from the other designers.

Yasmine said...

@Sherri: I sure wish you could see it!

Yasmine said...

@Zhu: Very different it is! I love Vivienne Westwood for the same reason.

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