Not only were the ideas for the garments completely amazing but, also the materials used and manipulated to create the garments were equally awe inspiring.
This leather and feather jacket is from Jean Paul Gaultier's 1998-99 collection.
This is one of my favorites because I love faces and when you look closely the front of the corset is a total face!
This is another favorite because it is so simple yet so effective. The stripes on this dress are created by sewing hundreds of buttons in vertical rows with smaller buttons at the top descending into larger buttons. Sequins would have been predictable.
I honestly walked by this dress twice before my friend dragged me back and pointed out that the leopard skin was actually composed of zillions of tiny, tiny seed beads. And in the ear is a tiny beaded portrait of Gaultier.
This exhibit is a wonderful glimpse into the imagination of a creative genius who does not take himself too seriously; although he has serious talent.