Lingerie Lessons from France .:. Gaultier at BAM

February 26, 2014

Oh. My. Talk about getting lingerie lessons from the source!

I will be ever grateful that Christy encouraged us to head over the the Brooklyn Art Museum to catch The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.

Where, where, where to start?

I know. How about from high-drama!

From the teddy bear on which the boy Gaultier fashioned a paper cone bra – to the polaroids from Madonna’s Blonde Ambition costume fittings.  And then there was the video projection of models faces on the mannikins; winking, staring, sighing, wearing corsets and reciting Jacques Pr?vert’s Je Suis Comme Je Suis.    It was all terrifically captivating!

Check out some of my favorite looks from the show.  This should get the inspiration for your next boudoir shoot going.

Try mixing feminine and masculine, like Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan, and like any number of classic Gaultier looks that we saw.  There’s a great read, specifically on the Susan’s sartorial choices, and on wearing men’s clothing in a totally female way here.

Don’t hide your shape – celebrate it!