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"The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier" exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. (Oct. 23, 2013)

'Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier' in Brooklyn

Jean Paul Gaultier's distinctive, provocative brand of fashion is being showcased in a major exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. The only East Coast stop for the show, "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" runs through Feb. 23.

French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier in front
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French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier in front of a life-size mannequin of himself during a media of "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From Sidewalk to Catwalk" at the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition, which features life-size mannequins with video-animated faces, displays Gaultier's haute couture garments from throughout his career. (Oct. 23, 2013)

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"The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From Sidewalk to Catwalk" at the Brooklyn Museum features life-size mannequins with video-animated faces. (Oct. 23, 2013)

A Gaultier design on exhibit at the Brooklyn
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A Gaultier design on exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. (Oct. 23, 2013)

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A childhood teddy bear designer Jean Paul Gaultier
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A childhood teddy bear designer Jean Paul Gaultier used as his first model is part of "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier" at the Brooklyn Museum. (Oct. 22, 2013)

Does this Gaultier design look familiar? You may
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Does this Gaultier design look familiar? You may have seen it on Madonna. It's part of the Brooklyn Museum's Gaultier show. (Oct. 22, 2013)

The first gown designed by Jean Paul Gaultier
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The first gown designed by Jean Paul Gaultier is included in "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" at the Brooklyn Museum. (Oct. 22, 2013)

This design is Gaultier's tribute to Amy Winehouse.
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This design is Gaultier's tribute to Amy Winehouse. (Oct. 22, 2013)

A Gaultier designs on display as part of
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A Gaultier designs on display as part of "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier" at the Brooklyn Museum. (Oct. 23, 2013)

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"The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" on display at the Brooklyn Museum. (Oct. 23, 2013)

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"The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier" exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. (Oct. 23, 2013)

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