Gawking over the Gaultier Exhibit

Every year when holiday season rolls around, I fly to Dallas, TX to visit my relatives. While there I went to the Dallas Museum of Art to see the exhibit “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.” I was not expecting there to be too many pieces, but I was blown away by its size. And not only that, every single piece was absolutely incredible. I got to see up close the intricate design and meticulous work that is put into his couture shows. It was simply incredible. On top of that I learned so much about the designer and his appreciation of personal style and uniqueness. I had no idea he was so infuential throughout the late twentieth century (i.e.: Madonna’s cone bra!). I was in awe the entire time.

Technically, I wasn’t allowed to take pictures. But, come on, how could I resist? They aren’t the clearest as I had to be super sneaky with my phone. But here is just some of the amazing haute couture creations of the ingenious Gaultier.

If you want to know more about the exhibit here’s a link to the museum website!

Jean Paul Gaultier at the Dallas Museum of Art

Madonna's Famous Cone Bra!

The cheetah on this dress is made entirely of beading. It took over 1000 hours to make!

This sparkly, skeletal bodysuit was one of my favorites from the exhibition.

A display of the incredible corsets he created.

Such a cool decorated men's jacket.


From Tacky to Trendy

If there was one fad this holiday season, it had to be tacky Christmas sweaters. Not only were tacky sweater parties, but there were sweaters all over the media and many tacky clad-celebrities. Now, I love a tacky Christmas sweater, but why wear it only once a year? I found this lovely number while thrifting one afternoon last year. Even though the Santa’s and snowflakes are M.I.A., I feel it’s a nice mix of part tacky holiday season and part winter lodge chic. To bring out the Ralph Lauren side to this outfit, I paired it with my ever-classic Coach riding boots that I found (way on sale!) at DSW. Like any great investment in boots, it was love at first stride. I love wearing this outfit because it’s extremely comfortable and it’s a way to show one of my thrifted treasures. Here’s my interpretation of a tacky Christmas sweater gone casual everyday ensemble. And in keeping with the outdoor mood this was shot in my front yard. It may not be the most mountainous, but let’s just pretend.