Jean Paul Gaultier at the De Young Museum

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Visited JP Gaultier show at the De Young Museum San Francisco and it was a sight.  Couture at it’s finest.  You really get the sense that his clothes are a playground for his imagination.  The exhibit was sexy, fun, atmospheric, intimate with a touch of vintage accolades and modern technology.  The models you see are just mannequins with digitally projected faces that speak, cool and eerie!  Although I found some pieces to be gaudy, as should be expected, many of his designs were quite innovative displaying several series of his work from Native American styling’s to the British Punk scene.  The exhibition also showcased some outfits from the movie ‘The 5th Element’.  Gaultier shows his love and complex research of many different cultures world wide.  This show is a must see for lovers of fashion.  The show runs until August 19th 2012:

http://deyoung.famsf.org/

Glenn O’Brien’s Guide to Friendship, Schmoozing, and Social Advancement

Glenn O’Brien was a NYC hipster in the 1980’s.  He was employed by Warhol and had his own TV show which featured Madonna, Debra Harry, Fab 5 Freddy and many other NY icons. Glenn  was interviewed in the movie Radiant Child a documentary on JM Basquiat.  For many years he has been GQ’s style guy.  I read this article a few years back in GQ and it was really a great read.  I wanted to share it with anyone who wants some pointers on how to behave and schmooze at social events 😉

Life is a euphemism for social climbing. There’s no shame in deliberately scaling the social ladder. That’s evolution. We are social animals, and we thrive in the company of others. Finding the best others we can is part of the natural-selection mechanism, and it’s far safer than rock climbing. And getting to the top of society is like getting to the top of Mount Everest, except you can stay there, usually in comfort. It’s an adventure. It’s exciting, like sport. If you fail, you don’t die; you simply relocate and start over.

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Steven Klein

Steven Klein mixes art and fashion in his strange and dark video’s.  Think Matthew Barney meets Prada.

http://youtu.be/-8jXO0xahpc

http://youtu.be/S1yznDZs2I0

Capriole by Iris Van Herpen

Influenced by the current global wave of change and the need to inject new blood into today’s design world, Paris, the then nourishing capital of elitism and the old, well-established ‘maisons de la mode’, starts its mini-revolution through embracing new talent in its prestigious fashion rendez-vous, but also allowing open-door policy during the last day of its shows.

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