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Brooklyn Museum's Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition will wake you from your post-Thanksgiving coma

A Jean Paul Gaultier look-alike mannequin speaks to visitors in the designer's recorded voice. Keep your eye on the other mannequins, too - many are real Chatty Cathies that mutter, sing and wink at give passersby. Photos by Lore Croghan

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Tired of jousting with crowds for Black Friday bargains? Why not use your holiday cash this year at favorite neighborhood stores on Small Business Saturday and spend the Friday after Thanksgiving catching up on some gallery-hopping?

The most entertaining show in town is the Brooklyn Museum's eye-popping exhibition of Jean Paul Gaultier's fashion designs. The bad boy of Parisian haute couture designed the racy cone-shaped bras Madonna wore during her 1990 "Blonde Ambition" Tour, popularized gender-bending designs such as skirts for men and dressed movie stars like Catherine Deneuve. His provocative and ground-breaking work is loads of fun to look at.

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This is one of the famous pointy-bra'd corsets the Material Girl wore on her "Blonde Ambition" tour

Madonnas of the more religious type are also an inspiration for Gaultier's designs.

This inflatable dress comes with a built-in hair dryer.

 "I've just seen a face, I can't forget, the time or place where we just met"

This cat suit's got you covered from head to toe, including your eyeglasses.

These boots are made for walking

In the Navy...

Beyonce wore this little number

There's nifty gear for guys as well.

Bell-bottoms, go big or go home

Accessories include sumptuous headgear.

Visitors take it all in

November 26, 2013 - 8:30am


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