Advertisement brochure for the avant-garde designer at Dianne Benson's SoHo boutique, one of the first in New York to showcase Gaultier's designs.
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER AT DIANNE B
"And Gaultier was so great then; [he started] just when my store was new and when everything was very hopeful—nothing bad had happened." — Dianne Benson<br />
Interior panorama shows Gautier models posed against a 1950 circus sideshow banner backdrop by painter Snap Wyatt, photographed by Neal Slavin. Of the striking cylindrical tasselled bra worn by one model, Gaultier later recalled: "…As for the Fez brassiere, I can't really remember how that came about. I know I was quite impressed by a film I saw where the main actor was walking around wearing a dinner jacket under a djellaba. It was another sort of telescoping, like the music of Talking Heads."
(New York): [circa 1984]. 5.5'' x 11''. [New York]. Bifold brochure. Very light edgewear. With original mailing label, stamp, and broken seal. Read more: Patrick Zerbib, 'The Inventions of Jean-Paul Gaultier', The Face.
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