Jean Paul Gaultier’s Paris Couture Show was Transcendent

 

Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fall 18 Haute Couture show yesterday in Paris came with several huge moments, not least of which was sending models down the runway with “Free The Nipple” emblazoned upon clear plastic across their otherwise naked chests.

 

 

It was a showcase for elegant evening wear with wild, Gaultier twists: gowns overflowing with dramatic ruffles…

 

 

…deconstructed menswear and tulle fantasy looks with modern twists…

 

…and of course, black and white silhouettes of striking assymetrical proportions…

 

 

Resurrection Summons Fashion Gods With New Retail Store

Photography: Alexander Thompson

In 1996, Mark Haddawy and Katy Rodriguez founded Resurrection, a retail archive that would become one the world’s premiere international venues for collectible and historic clothing. With locations in both Los Angeles and New York, Resurrection has attracted high fashion icons including Prince, Catherine Denueve, Lou Lou De la Falaise, Azzedine Alaia, Iman, John Galliano and Chloe Sevigny—not to mention Kate Moss, who Rodriguez cites as their longest running, most loyal client.

“Kate Moss came into the store on our first day 20 years ago,” she said. “She will always hold a special place in our hearts and history.  She embodies our generation’s curious take of high and low fashion and everything in between.”

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Alexander McQueen Dogtooth Cocoon Coat (2009), Alexander McQueen Sarabande Lace Gown (2007), Alexander McQueen Runway Gown (2008)

With a new location on Great Jones, Resurrection opens its doors to celebrate a brand new, custom retail gallery and archive. In addition to their vast inventory of vintage pieces from fashion gods like Christian Lacroix, Gaultier and Moschino, Haddawy and Rodriguez are celebrating three specific archive collections in their new space.

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It begins with a selection of rare 20th century, out-of-print books showcased on custom Brian Thoreen brass shelves, moves on to Bulgari Jewelry (including the company’s famous Tubas watches) and finishes with a pupil dilating curation of Alexander McQueen pieces.

“It’s really special,” Rodriguez said. “The collection spans McQueen’s career from our perspective. We love the early pieces as much as the very famous later collections. He was such a unique force.  It’s been an important reminder of what great is.”

Later this month, Resurrection will showcase a rare collection of Maison Martin Margiela and in September, will debut a Helmut Lang show—stay tuned.


Resurrection, 45 Great Jones Street, is open Monday – Saturday from 11 AM – 7 PM.

Dallas, the City, Comes Back Too!

Earlier this week, to celebrate the return of Dallas, we had Patrick Duffy, who plays Bobby Ewing, muse on the return of the show. Well, there’s also a city named Dallas that is experiencing a Comeback. So we asked Chris LaBove, co-artistic director of Second Thought Theatre, to give us a tour of the new and re-up and coming city.

In the 1980s, Dallas, awash in oil money, had little in the way of culture. Thirty odd years later, some of that money has finally made its way into the arts. Now Dallas is at a cultural tipping point. Creative energy breeds creative energy, and in the last few months alone, Dallas Symphony Orchestra maestro Jaap van Zweden was named conductor of the year by Musical America; the Dallas Museum of Art hosted the Gaultier exhibit—one of only two cities in the U.S. to do so; and the musical Lysistrata Jones, which premiered at the Dallas Theater Center, jumped to Broadway.

Much of this ferment is found in a four-block stretch that comprises the Dallas Arts District. At one end are the Dallas Museum of Art, The Crow Collection of Asian Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Center. At the other end is the AT&T Performing Arts Center, which is home to The Dallas Opera, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and Dallas Theater Center, whose director, Kevin Moriarty, launched the citywide Foote Festival, a tribute to Texan playwright Horton Foote. Take that, arty Austin!

But from the ground bubbles underground spots, too, like the Texas Theatre, an independent film house, and indie rock spot The Curtain Club. Be sure to pay a visit to the brew masters at the Meddlesome Moth where, on any given night, you’ll find the sophisticated sons of the oil boom.