Last week was big for San Francisco. First Al Pacino debuted his movie Wilde Salome at The Castro Theater, then on Thursday, fashion legend Jean Paul Gaultier opened his amazing exhibit at the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. At a press preview in the morning, Mssr. Gaultier charmed us with an introduction to the incredible presentation we were about to see. My favorite story was the one he told about his teddy bear, for which he created his very first cone bra out of newspaper when he was six years old.
You get to see that in my gallery below, but the images don’t begin to do the exhibit justice. You really really need to go see the breton-strip couture, the intricate beading, the headdresses, the cone bras and much, much more yourself.
It’s at the De Young through August so you have plenty of time! It’s breathtaking to see the huge range of his work, and he added a little twist with technology that floored everyone as we approached the first mannequins. I won’t ruin it for you except to say that it was difficult to tell if they were actually models or mannequins!