WATCH: Surreal Promo Video for Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibit

By: Gay.net Editors
10.17.2013

The work of Jean Paul Gaultier, beloved French designer of couture like Madonna's iconic cone bra, will be displayed at the Brooklyn Museum from Oct. 25 to Feb. 23, 2014. 

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk "features approximately 140 haute couture and prêt-à-porter ensembles, from the designer’s earliest to his most recent collections, many of which are displayed on custom mannequins with interactive faces created by high-definition audiovisual projections," according to a press release. "Accessories, sketches, stage costumes, excerpts from films, and documentation of runway shows, concerts, and dance performances, as well as photographs by fashion photographers and contemporary artists who stepped into Gaultier’s world, explore how his avant-garde designs challenge societal, gender, and aesthetic codes in unexpected ways."

Exclusive to the Brooklyn Museum's presentation, the only East Coast venue of the international exhibition, are stage costumes worn by Beyoncé, new additions to the designer's recent haute couture and prêt-à-porter collections, plus Madonna's corsets from the Blond Ambition World Tour, which have never been seen in New York.

The multimedia exhibition now has a sexy and strange promo video filmed by famed French director Stéphane Sednaoui, who has helmed music videos for Madonna, Bjork, and U2. Check it out below.

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