Monday, August 13, 2012

Gina Goes Gaultier

It shouldn't come as a surprise that last weekend was beyond amazing for me.  I (finally) went to the Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, and to say the least, I was blown away. When I first heard about it back in March, I knew it was something I had to experience.  I’m naturally drawn to eccentricities,androgyny, and female empowerment, and Jean Paul embodies all those things.  His ability to create is remarkable, and I'm still trying to comprehend the works of art that were right in front of my face. Just the fact that I was in the same room as pieces that have been on the catwalk makes my heart spin. It’s one thing to see pictures of his fashion, but to have them right in front of you-- sharing your air and making their way into your bloodstream, bring them to life.

I can't tress enough how amazing it was to witness Gaultier's world of fashion. His talent and ability to fully execute his vision is incredible. He’s an innovator, and has made me fall in love with fashion allover again. For the past few years, I have wholeheartedly devoted myself to high end fashion-- learning, living, and breathing in as much as I possibly could. It’s something I love and I want nothing more than to constantly deepen the love I have for all things fashion, art, and the fantasy that surrounds it.

High end fashion has always been this fantasy world that I never thought I’d be able to experience. But after the exhibition, the fantasy is now real. It’s no longer an illusion, it’s reality; my reality.  And after experiencing his world of fashion, my world seems a little brighter. If you’re a creative soul/lover of the arts, PLEASE get yourself to the de Young museum for a glimpse into the beautiful & innovative mind of Jean Paul Gaultier.  Even if you’re not particularly interested in fashion, the beauty of human capability, talent, and passion, is something everyone should experience.