“Fashion and music are the same,
because music express its period too.”
Karl Lagerfeld, 1933 –
designer, photographer, artist
creative director, House of Chanel
art, art - influence on fashion, David Bowie Is - exhibition, music, music - influence on fashion, PUNK: Chaos to Couture - exhibition, The Barbican Centre, The Costume Institute - Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk - exhibition, Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London is currently presenting an exhibition, which showcases remarkable objects of relevance from the archives of world renown musician David Bowie: hand-written sheets of music, set designs, instruments and yes the costumes, the other worldly fashion, which set Mr. Bowie way apart from the rest … are all on display.
(image from guardian uk)
Dates: 23 March 2013 – 11 August 2013
The Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum, New York is poised to reveal its comprehensive exhibition on the tremendous and continuing influence of the anti-establishment punk movement on fashion past and present. The exhibition is yet another feature underscoring the inevitable bond between art and fashion.
PUNK: Chaos to Couture
Dates: 9 May 2013 – 14 August 2013
(image from openculture.com)
And in the not too distant future …
The Barbican Centre, London will present an exhibition which chronicles the works of fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Mr Gaultier has been an incredible presence on the fashion stage for over three decades. His creations are witty, provocative and inventive; challenging the norms and setting new standards.
(image from thearbuturian.com)
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Expected dates: 9 April 2014 – 17 August 2014,
Tickets on sale from September 2013
Annie Lennox, Boy George - Culture Club, David Bowie, Grace Jones, jean paul gaultier, Madonna - cone bra, Michael Jackson, music, music - influence in fashion, music icons, music icons of the 1980s, spring/summer 2013
Fashion designers take inspiration from … well from everything
what is seen … the varied colours of a bird’s plumage
what is felt … the softness of a textile type
what has been … an historical period
what is current … street wear
what is heard … on the radio
Designer Jean Paul Gaultier, once known as the
‘enfant terrible of pop couture’ –
because of his often considered outrageous
avant garde irreverence of traditions in fashion –
has inked a lasting mark on the pages of fashion history.
The designer cranked up the volume for his s/s 2013
and created a runway extravaganza, which paid homage to
Remember – it was Gaultier, who collaborated with
Madonna on the wardrobe for her Blond Ambition Tour –
producing the infamous cone bra and setting in motion
the trend of underwear as outerwear.
(image from bbc.co.uk):
Madonna, in Gaultier’s cone bra
Mr. Gaultier has been in the forefront of fashion innovation since
his rise to international acclaim in the 1980s.
It seems fitting that his collection, which spotlights
the fashion genius of music legends,
should shine on those who
strutted their stuff in the ’80s
(images from fashionising):
David Bowie … zig zag, ziggy stardust
Madonna … anything but, a virgin
Boy George … Cluture Club -ing, a la chameleon
Grace Jones … androgynous style, to another level
Annie Lennox … sweet dreams, who could disagree?
Michael Jackson … one glove wonder
Paris Fashion Week
Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection was a retrospective tribute to the eccentric style of ’80s pop music royalty. Yet, a few simpler ensembles were part of the parade. This muted cream coloured elasticated top silk jumpsuit and matching silk varsity jacket with black shoulder/upper arm sheer sleeves, was a quiet interlude in a rousing symphony. The outfit was anchored by knee high gladiator-inspried laced shoes … ah, the wow factor. Bravo!