9.29.2011

MONTREAL COUTURE: GAULTIER STRIPES, BEADS AND FEATHERS









MONTREAL COUTURE
GAULTIER:
STRIPES 

The stripe story was surprising in this sense that the simple "pull matelot"- sailor sweater- was declined in a number of materials, all very un-sailor like...

BEADING
Lace like beading

This dress is ENTIRELY covered in beads.

This dress blew my mind! I thought it was a very stunning leopard skin on a maroon skirt apron style.
It was. 
BUT, the leopard skin is in fact embroidered in tiny beads (detail below).

FEATHERS
The parrot as sleeve ornamnet
The pheasant as boot

The Apache warrior as bride

Just another detail that made the exhibit so unique: the moving images of people talking,smiling and even winking projected on mannequin faces, including Jean Paul Gaultier! 
 Slightly "creepy" at first, but extraordinary.

 au revoir.



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