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.

Fierce

Ah, I love this picture. I quickly sketched this picture of a woman smoking in a big fur coat. For the sake of the composition, my art teacher suggested I crop it down to her face. I immediately thought it looked 100x better. I love the expression on her face and the quickness seen in the pencil lines. Sketching is so fun because you get to capture the movement, value, and mood of a person without having to make it look like a masterpiece. Very therapeutic. This one’s going in the art portfolio!

Le Hand

I took pictures of my artwork for my art portfolio today and figured I’d like to share this. We did a figure study in class (which is one of my favorites things) with colored graphite. I loved how the highlights and shadows are shown with the sketchy lines of the graphite. I love this drawing, especially since hands are so freaking impossible to¬† draw! I still want to improve, but for now I’m happy with this one. (P.S. I took this picture outside and it was very cloudy and almost drizzling so ignore the little raindrops!)