SMUStyle at the DMA with Jean Paul Gaultier
Posted by Alex Small on November 18, 2011 | No Comments »
Jean Paul Gaultier made his first trip to Dallas this past week for the debut of his exhibition, “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.” Dallas fashion show producer and fashion-icon Jan Strimple says “events preceding the public opening will cause Dallas’s fashion community to collectively hyper-ventilate.”
French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier has been a forceful influence on fashion around the world. Celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Madonna, and Lady Gaga are all Gaultier fans. Gaultier redefines the definition of beauty. He is “more attracted to something different” and likes women with “attitude.” Gaultier talked a lot about his biggest inspiration: Marie, his grandmother. When she was out of the house, he would look at her closet. He was “fascinated” by her unique style.
Gaultier seemed delighted to be in Dallas to launch his exhibition. When asked about what he thinks of Dallas style, he said, “I saw some women that were very elegant, super elegant. And that were even more Parisian than some Parisians.” If there’s a style compliment higher than that, I don’t know what it is. He sketched a greeting specifically for the Dallas Museum of Art goers. It was a cowboy with the message, “For Dallas, With Love! Jean Paul Gaultier.”
I ran into editor-in-chief of LOLO Magazine and former SMUStyle blogger, Lauren Scuggs, at the press event. Be sure to check out her website!