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The De Young in San Francisco has staged a ground-breaking multimedia exhibit featuring 140 of John Paul Gaultier’s haute couture designs.  With a career spanning more than forty years, the context of Gaultier’s work is often gritty and controversial although the superb craftsmanship and detail ensure the work is always beautiful.  Known in popular culture for his work with Madonna in the 90s and his costume design on The Fifth Element and City of Lost Children, Gaultier’s work transcends high fashion into fine art.  Working in collaboration with Montreal-based theater company Ubu Compagnie de Creation, the exhibit includes 30 animated mannequins who talk, sing, and blink in an eerily lifelike way.  The exhibit runs through August 19th.

An animated mannequin.

A wedding gown.

Beaded dress that took 1002 hours to complete.

For more information on the exhibit, visit the De Young website.

-Jayme Catalano

The de Young Museum in San Francisco is currently hosting their most popular annual fundraising event and exhibition, the Bouquets to Art.  150 floral designers took inspiration from the permanent collection at the museum to create works that pay tribute to the original works.  The exhibition runs through March 17th.

Two floral designs inspired by the artworks pictured behind them

Two more modern floral designs inspired by the modern works pictured behind them

Walking

For more information on the exhibit, click here.

-Jayme Catalano