Gaultier Tour de Force

Gaultier Tour de Force, San Francisco, Red Carpet Bay Area
Jean Paul Gaultier with Maison Schiaparelli Brand Ambassador Farida Khelfa and Jennifer Raiser at a private dinner in San Francisco, November 2011 (photo by Drew Altizer Photography)

Gaultier Tour de Force in San Francisco

In September 2011, some 100,000 people lined the streets of downtown Montreal for a parade and welcome for the premiere of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. In November 2011 the exhibition traveled to the Dallas Museum of Art, where Gaultier was heralded with no less than six parties. On March 22, 2012, it was San Francisco’s turn.

The de Young Museum celebrated the arrival of the exhibition and the designer with a private dinner and performance by Dita Von Teese for top-level Fine Arts Museums donors, and followed with La Grande Fete, a celebration for over 1,000 held in the museum.  Just as in Montreal and Dallas, guests turned out in Jean Paul Gaultieror Gaultier-inspired clothing — from sailor stripes to pointy bras to skirts on men — and so much more.

Watch Red Carpet Bay Area’s video coverage for front-row access to the party:

More scenes from the opening event:

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography

Video credits:

Executive Producer & Host: Marybeth La Motte, Writer & Producer: Janice Mabry, Director of Photography: Mark Hamburg, Editor: C.K. Schick, Associate Producer & Stylist: Cori Miller, Hair: MilVali Salon, San Francisco, Makeup: Aren Blake, Wardrobe: Azadeh Couture