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Dallas Museum of Art to Bid Adieu to The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Dallas Museum of Art
Through Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the first fashion exhibition devoted to the French couturier, departs the Dallas Museum of Art after February 12, 2012. To offer visitors extra time to say “au revoir,” the DMA will extend the exhibition hours throughout the closing weekend. Friday, February 10, through Sunday, February 12, view the critically acclaimed international exhibition from 11 a.m. through 11 p.m.

Enjoy cocktails and dinner in the Atrium with Jean Paul Gaultier–inspired small plates from 5:00 until 10:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The DMA will present Jean Paul Gaultier on film beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday during the closing weekend. The films feature costumes designed by Jean Paul Gaultier or include interviews with the avant-garde designer. Stock up on Gaultier merchandise, including limited quantities of the exhibition catalogue and Jean Paul Gaultier by MIKLI eyewear, in the Exhibition Boutique and take The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier home.

Visit the exhibition during First Tuesday on Tuesday, February 7 for only $10 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.! General admission to the DMA is free throughout the day with special activities for our youngest visitors and their families. That evening, experience a one-of-a-kind musical performance ranging from Gershwin to Gaga during Fashioned Forward at the Dallas Museum of Art. Arts & Letters Live is pleased to host Ryan Taylor, the Director of Artistic Administration at the Phoenix Opera, as he conducts six musicians in response to Jean Paul Gaultier’s creative vision during an evening of musical selections spanning numerous time periods.

Artful Musings: Fashioned Forward

Inspired by the exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

Tuesday, February 7; 7:30 p.m.

Horchow Auditorium

Using fashion icon Jean Paul Gaultier’s creative spirit as inspiration, six musicians respond to his collections in a one-of-a-kind, one-night-only performance with musical selections ranging from Mendelssohn and Madonna to Gershwin and Gaga. This marks the seventh collaboration with artistic programmer Ryan Taylor, who will create a multimedia extravaganza blending visuals of Gaultier’s work with musical and literary excerpts designed to resonate with the imagination of the celebrated French couturier, designer, and social provocateur.

Tickets: $37; reduced prices available for DMA members, students, and seniors. To purchase tickets online or call 214-922-1818

6:00-7:30 p.m. Ticketholders have the opportunity to view the exhibition (included in admission to the performance) The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.

Jean Paul Gaultier Film Showcase

Viewer discretion is advised due to adult content and language found in some of the films, which are specified below.

Horchow Auditorium

Free with general admission

Friday, February 10, 2012

Les Falbalas de Jean Paul Gaultier
Friday, February 10; 4:00 p.m.

Combining interviews with Jean Paul Gaultier, commentary by those close to him, and footage from family films, French filmmaker Tonie Marshall reveals the designer’s personal and professional world.

This film is not rated (59 minutes).

In French with English subtitles

The City of Lost Children
Friday, February 10; 6:00 p.m.

Costumed by Jean Paul Gaultier and set in a world where Cyclops, Strongmen, and other carnival characters navigate a treacherous society, one man is determined to save the children being kidnapped for their dreams by a scientist bound to steal them in hopes of living forever.

This film is rated R (112 minutes).

Truth or Dare
Friday, February 10; 9:00 p.m.

Jean Paul Gaultier was the fashion designer for Madonna’s 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour, and first-time filmmaker Alek Keshisian was allowed complete access, both on-stage and backstage, during the tour. The result is Truth or Dare, a fascinating look at one of contemporary music’s true phenomena.

This film is rated R (118 minutes).
Viewer discretion is advised due to brief nudity and strong language.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier: The Day Before
Saturday, February 11; 4:00 p.m.

Granting journalists access behind the scenes of the fashion world, The Day Before films the intensity, stress, anxiety, humor, and joy of the thirty-six hours before a major fashion show.

This film is not rated (52 minutes).

In French with English subtitles

The Fifth Element
Saturday, February 11; 6:00 p.m.

From the streets of New York to distant planets, the strange universe of the 23rd century is dependent on the discovery of the fifth element. Starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, and Milla Jovovich with costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier.

This film is rated PG-13 (126 minutes).

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover
Saturday, February 11; 9:00 p.m.

Peter Greenaway’s extravagance in cinematography is matched only by the costumes of Jean Paul Gaultier in this lavish film. Starring Oscar-winner Helen Mirren, Michael Gambon, and Tim Roth, this film tells the story of love and marriage gone terribly awry over dinner.

This film is rated NC-17 (124 minutes).
Viewer discretion is advised due to nudity, strong language, and adult situations.

IDs will be checked for entry to screening.

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