Friday, June 8, 2012

Gaultier at the De Young

A couple of days ago, we went to the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. The bureau chief neglected to take a picture of the museum itself but here's the view from it, looking at the Academy of Science, with passing Segways.

The Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit is excellent. In order to provide more than just manikins wearing his creations, they modeled the heads of the manikins after real people and then made a video recording of those people speaking. They projected the recordings on the faces of the manikins and have the voices coming from them. It works in a weird and wonderful way. Gaultier greets visitors.

Here's another manikin.

One of Gaultier's iconic creations.

He even designs furniture.

Gaultier's clothes really do function as art.

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