Celebrate the intrigue and artistry of French haute couture designer Jean Paul Gaultier at Brooklyn Museum's November 2 Target First SaturdayNovember's Target First Saturday, inspired by the exhibition The Fashion World Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, explores and celebrates fashion and design. Target First Saturday events attract thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month. November's highlights include:
5 p.m. Music: Brooklyn-based electro dream pop band Au Revoir Simone plays upbeat and danceable melodies paired with a smooth lo-fi sound.
6 p.m. Curator Talk: Lisa Small explores themes in The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the first international exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking French couturier.
6-9 p.m. Museum Shop: This trunk show with Amber Royal of Royal Things vintage jewelry and accessories includes a mix of classic and vintage from the Edwardian to mid-century modern periods and contemporary design hand crafted from vintage elements.
*6:30 p.m. Film: The Day Before (Loic Prigent, 2009, 52 min.) This documentary follows Jean Paul Gaultier for 36 hours leading up to the debut of his 2010 autumn-winter collection at the Paris Haute Couture fashion show.
*6:30-8:30 Hands-On Art: Experiment and design an outfit inspired by Gaultier's haute couture.
7 p.m. Music: Brooklyn native Tamar-kali leads a five-piece band with her mesmerizing vocals, blending hardcore rock with a soulful edge.
*7:30 p.m. Discussion: Susan Scafidi, Fordham professor and author of Who Owns Culture?: Appropriation and Authenticity in American Law, leads a discussion about ethics and legal issues in fashion.
8-10 p.m. Interactive Space: Experience a Gaultier-inspired environment of beauty, fantasy, and surrealism made of music, performances, and costumed characters created by Shien Lee's Dances of Vice. Sip cocktails and sketch from live models with artist Molly Crabapple and Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School.
*8:30 p.m. Film: The Fifth Element (Luc Besson, 1997, 126 min). This French sci-fi film features costumes designed by Gaultier.
Throughout the evening, a cash bar will offer beer and wine, and the Museum Café will serve a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, and beverages. The Museum Shop will remain open until 11 p.m.
Museum admission is free from 5 to 11 p.m. and includes entrance to all galleries and events. Programs subject to change without notice. Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. Lines for free tickets often form thirty minutes in advance. For more information, visit www.brooklynmuseum.org. Parking is a flat rate of $5 from 5 to 11 p.m.
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