Yesterday, while working at the de Young, I FINALLY had the opportunity to venture into the Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibit - alone - to photograph some of his astounding, sometimes shocking, but always intriguing and often gorgeous designs. I have been a fan since 1987 - when I purchased a Bronzed Lame Double-Breasted Blazer of his (with Turquoise Buttons)... he is, of course, well known for the creation of his cone-shaped bras and corsets, which Madonna wore on her "Blonde Ambition" tours.
One of the interesting and innovative creations at this exhibit - are the talking, blinking Mannequins! I love them. There is even one of Jean Paul!
You step up to one...and their eyes open - and VOILA - they talk
And now....here are some of the many *still* photos I took yesterday before the crowds were let in.... I hope you open your imaginations and enjoy....
Jean Paul....the Boy..
His *first* Model, his Teddy. wearing his *first* cone-shaped bra! Mon Dieu!
Part of his *Russian* Collection....when I was in my 20's-30's..and yes, even 40's...I would have worn this!
My FAVOURITE dress in the entire show.... this is my kind of Cheetah.....and nothing was killed!
One of the Talking Mannequins...
This is a Hat! Hmmm...I could wear it to the opening night of SF Opera IF we were doing "The Flying Dutchman".... but, we're not.....hey....though...in the Autumn, we're having "Moby Dick"..... a *Captain Ahab* special! A-ha-ha!!!
And....you see, he does do some tailored clothes too! I love these two ensembles!
Oooh .. la-la...Corsets - for Women AND Men!
Madonna wearing one...
And...here are two of the ones she wore on tour..
How about this one for a *Special Occasion*! A-ha-ha!
Last....as in most Coutiere Fashion Shows....the Bridal Gown.....as only Jean Paul does it!
I had a great time shooting all of this..... I hope you had fun looking at it!
Love, ♥ Robin ♥
And....a postscript on the de Young Mallards....they weren't there yesterday...so I guess they decided NOT to hatch their ducklings in the fountain.....however, I was at Stow Lake on Saturday and *met* seven adorable Goslings and their parents!
Au Revoir mes Amies! ♥♥