Gaultier at The Young Fine Arts Museum in San Francisco

Open since March 24, at San Francisco’s Young Fine Arts Museum, an exclusive exhibition celebrates Jean Paul Gaultier’s work. Under the theme of “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” the Museum will be honoring the tremendous genius of fashion’s enfant terrible.

In order to commemorate the French designer’s career in fashion, the Young Museum will be presenting, until August 19, a dynamic multimedia exhibition in which 140 designs, both from Gaultier’s haute couture and prêt-à-porter collections, developed since de middle 1970s. In this presentation, thirty performers from the Montreal-based theater company Ubu Compagnie de Création, will be dressing some of the designer’s most famous androgynous, gender-bending creations and some of his most important creations for the world-renowned singer Madonna – “animated mannequins who talk and sing in a playful and poetic” choreography.

The public will be taken in a joyful journey through “numerous sketches, archival documents, fashion photographs, and video clips that spotlight Gaultier’s collaborations with filmmakers, choreographers, and musicians” all crucial to understand and perceive the designer’s life and his nearly 40 year old career.

Schedule from 1 to 5pm. Tickets from 10$ to 20$. The exhibition contains adult themes therefore it is not advisable to children.

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