Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Jean Paul Gaultier

In celebration of the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibit The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the library is highlighting the work and life of this avant-garde designer. Gaultier is known for pushing boundaries. With inspiration that came from the streets, his controversial collections and style often shocked and challenged society. He experimented with dress and gender roles, putting men in skirts and who can forget Madonna’s iconic cone bra?

LIM College's Adrian G. Marcuse Library is featuring books that capture Gaultier’s history, from the start of his career at Pierre Cardin to his own collections and designs for music and film. The display includes The Fashion Universe of Jean Paul Gaultier: From Sidewalk to Catwalk and Jean Paul Gaultier. Some related topics and books, such as Bravehearts: Men in Skirts, Madonna Style, The Corset: A Cultural History, Fashion Zeitgeist, and Femme Fashion, center on Gaultier’s signature looks. Come visit the library and learn more about this captivating and inspirational designer! 

"I don't think I was ever concerned with shocking people. Was I conscious of the fact that it could be shocking? Yes. But I just wanted to show what I found fair or normal or beautiful. If anything, I was the one who was shocked, by certain kinds of intolerance."*
– Jean-Paul Gaultier

Source: The Biography Channel, A&E Networks, http://www.biography.com/people/jean-paul-gaultier-9307775. © 2013. All rights reserved. 

Posted on January 21, 2014 I Blog post by Elizabeth Marotta (Evening Librarian)