Seeing these amazing compilations of these designers’ work is truly worth a trip to New York City if you don’t reside in the area, as my scant array of images barely suffices to immerse you in them. Below, a condensed synopsist of each one:
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk (now through February 23, 2014)
If you think you know the major design tropes of Jean Paul Gaultier; think again! This traveling exhibit, which finally has landed in Brooklyn, possesses a wide span of his work, broken into themes rather than chronologically, explored his incredible range and inspiration, which stretched far beyond the concepts of nautical, corsets, and religious motifs. Sure, you’ll find the corset Madonna wore on the Blonde Ambition tour (pictured above), but also an ode to cultures and myths around the globe such as tribute to Africa, India, punk can can, sirens, and samurai that brings intricate detailing and couture techniques front and center.