Gaultier at the De Young

My review of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk:

Visiting the De Young’s current exhibit, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, is like falling down a rabbit hole to a world where high fashion and street fashion, Victorian and 21st century mix freely, where gender is fluid, and where the word “overdressed” is not in the vocabulary. Walking out,  the visitor is left pondering one’s suddenly rather bleak-seeming wardrobe, but also the potential drabness of his or her personality – “Would you dare wear these clothes, given the chance?” the exhibit seems to ask.

Read the rest: Nonconforming Beauty: Gaultier at the De Young

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