I met margy & shams at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco. Just in case we didn't recognize each other (uh huh....) we all showed up wearing...you guessed it...Trippens!
|The Trippen Triplets...all in similar, but different, boots.|
And yes, they did indeed garner comments and compliments from complete strangers :)
Want to meet some new people? Get yourself a pair of Trippens!
The plan for the morning was to see the extravaganza known as the Jean-Paul Gaultier Exhibit. After hugs & giggles over our shoes, we headed in to the exhibit. The first outfit you're greeted with is possibly my very favorite ever use of recycled blue jeans:
|This is a jacket & pants, with painted on imagery. |
The denim is part of the jacket. Love!
On the wall next to this mannequin is this quote:
This leads you into a show with THE most innovative mannequins ever! The talking faces are so mesmerizing that it takes awhile before you can even focus on the clothing designs. Which are unique eye candy indeed - this is a man who got his first job in fashion design at age 18 - with Calvin Klein, no less. And I believe his creative mind has been working non-stop, inspired by muses who come from a different stratosphere than the rest of us, ever since. My eyeballs were ready to bleed by the time I'd reached the end. In a good way!
I won't even attempt to describe the exhibit in detail - if you get a chance, just go see it! Here are a few images (non-flash photography is allowed)
|Every Mermaid should have walking sticks for land travel, right?|
|Never-ending ribbon cascade - quite gorgeous!|
|I believe this was pret-a-porter - |
wouldn't you wear it?
|Millions of Feathers overlaying a punky, spikey metal base|
The mannequin was a singing diva.
|And sometimes there are no words......|
We sat to rest our eyes & discuss what we had seen (& invited a friendly stranger to take a few pics....)
When who should we spy, but two more fabulously creative sewists, Ann at Stitch Me Up and the (as yet) blogless (but we need to change that) Barbara V, who posts her beautiful creations at Pattern Review:
This was the serendipitous luck I mentioned earlier - Margy and Shams were headed off to points south, while Ann and Barbara were going to go to the Cult of Beauty exhibit at the Legion of Honor, so I continued my blogger-meetup day with them, especially nice since you get a discounted ticket if you see both exhibits on the same day :)
The Cult of Beauty exhibit was MUCH calmer than Gaultier, but very interesting from an art and fashion history view. I loved seeing the examples of how William Morris, Christopher Dresser, Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley, and the "Aesthetes" of the day influenced such dramatic changes in the art world...and the way we lived.
|I think that Barbara & Ann still looked pretty fresh here;|
I was ready to head home by then!
Such a delightful day! It's back to the work world for me tomorrow, but I may sneak in another bit of blogger meetup time if I can....stay tuned.....