The casual fashion observer viewing this exhibition doesn't need "sherlockian deduction" to see that Gaultier's couture and pret-a-porter designs justify his legendary status in the world of fashion. [http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/jean_paul_gaultier/]
Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition "From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk"at the Brooklyn Museum of Art is a provocative display of this designer's work. New York City has not seen anything this exciting since the Costume Institute's extended exhibition of Alexander McQueen "Savage Beauty" presented in May of 2011 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art [http://www.metmuseum.org/research/metpublications/Alexander_McQueen_Sava....
The animated mannequins at the Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibit are a "big hit" with many of the Brooklyn Museum of Art attendees. Located in the "Odyssey" section of this exhibit is where you can see Gaultier's mermaid dresses, and the interactive mannequin faces that were created by the high definition audiovisual projections (by Stephanie Jasmin and Denis Marleau).
This is a "MUST SEE FASHION EVENT," that ends on February 23, 2014. You must make a visit to the Brooklyn Museum of Art a part of your 2014 New York Fashion Week experience.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, in collaboration with Maison Jean Paul Gaultier, Paris. The exhibition is curated by Thierry-Maxime Loriot of the MMFA. The Brooklyn presentation is coordinated by Lisa Small, Curator of Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum.