Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello
Fashion becomes art in a DMA exhibit dedicated to one of the world’s most renowned designers.
P. Stable/Jean Paul Gaultier
Texas girls have been known to take fashion seriously, so it’s surprising that the Dallas Museum of Art is only just this year having its first-ever exhibit dedicated to contemporary fashion. “THE FASHION WORLD OF Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” makes its U.S. debut at the DMA on Nov. 13 and will offer an overview of the enfant terrible’s 30-plus-year career in an exhibit divided into six themed sections (including “The Boudoir” and “Punk Cancan”) featuring about 130 ensembles from the designer’s couture and prêt-à-porter collections. Many of the ensembles, which include accessories, have never before been exhibited. “Jean Paul Gaultier’s couture fashions are bold and unapologetic and intuitively reflect the cultural moods of a global society,” says the recently retired Bonnie Pitman, who served as the Eugene McDermott Director of the museum and who helped with the show. “His designs inspire, influence and bring the very essence of imagination to life.” Through Feb. 12, 2012. 1717 N. Harwood, (214) 922-1200, www.dallasmuseumofart.org