Inspiration Through Fashion

This week, I went to the de Young Museum in San Francisco and experienced The Fashion World Of Jean Paul Gaultier: From The Sidewalk To The Catwalk. Truthfully, I really didn’t know too much about him, except that he designed the stage wardrobe for Madonna’s Blonde Ambition Tour (cones should come to mind) and created the costumes/wardrobe for The Fifth Element, starring Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich. Anyway, I decided to check out the exhibit, and this is just a fraction of what I saw.

So, as I walked through the exhibition, I became more and more amazed at Gaultier’s creative imagination; each one of his exhibits illustrated great vision and artistry, from concept to execution. Although, his creations may not be for everyone, I actually became inspired by them, which was a first for me, because I really never found high-fashion to be that interesting. That is not to say that I never had an appreciation for it, because I do; but as a writer, fashion designers were simply not on my list as a source for creative inspiration. But, that has now changed.

Regardless of the medium, whenever I am witness to one’s creative vision, passion, dedication, and hard work, resulting in artistic beauty, I’m inspired. What I enjoyed most out of this experience is, out of nowhere, completely serendipitous, a muse found me and tapped me on the head and said, “Pssst, check this out. Come a little closer, now look closely, and you might just learn something about yourself.”

Anyway, thanks again for stopping by my blog. I hope you enjoyed the photos. I’ll be back in a few days with something new. Now, please take a moment away from your phone or computer (only a minute or thirty) and do something that puts a smile on your and or someone else’s face. 🙂

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