Remember Madonna’s infamous cone bra that turned Jean Paul Gaultier into household name? Relive that iconic fashion moment with “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk,” a new exhibition at the de Young Museum that runs through August 19.
The multimedia exhibition includes 120 haute couture and prêt-à-porter designs created between the early 1970s and 2010, along with numerous sketches, archival documents, fashion photographs and video clips that spotlight Gaultier’s many collaborations. For this presentation, Gaultier partnered with the Montreal-based theater company Ubu Compagnie de Création in the design of 30 animated mannequins that talk and, yes, even sing.
Jaimie Gillin is Travel + Leisure's San Francisco Correspondent