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Very few times a year do I venture out to Brooklyn, but when I do, it’s usually for something wonderful going on. Two weeks ago was no different.

One of my friends reached out to me, inquiring if I had a chance to go see the Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. I was so happy she contacted me because, I had been meaning to go & now it would be ending in four days. I replied, I have NOT but I want to for sure!

On the evening of Thursday, February 20th, I was treated to a visual delight of fashion artistry, poetry & brilliance. Fortunately for me, The Brooklyn Museum is the only East Coast venue for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.

Jean Paul Gaultier has been giving us elaborate, ornate & playful pieces for many years. However, it really wasn’t until I went from room to room taking it all in, that I got the full scope of his extraordinary work.

With each room that I entered, pieces would spark my memory. Regardless if I saw them in print or screen, I could identify them. The Victorian Period pieces, Roman Chariot inspired seating & The Sailors. Madonna’s Corseted attire that spilled over to street wear.

I took equestrian lessons as a child and rode English. What a waste of money for my parents. I could have saddled up a human. Dominatrix meets logistics.

Hear what the Haute Couture Designer has to say and view some of my favorite pieces from the exhibit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZCgbBFibAVQ 

Thank you Graser for the reminder/invite. Thank you Walasek for joining me. *

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