Fashion is certainly an art form and the Dallas Museum of Art celebrates it with the new exhibit, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk. This exhibition is the first retrospective devoted to Gaultier, who draws inspiration from dance, pop-rock, cinema, television, photography, and world cultures. Once nicknamed “enfant terrible” of fashion he is now a celebrated fashion icon. The exhibition highlights Gaultier’s eclectic and vibrant sources of inspiration through a selection of 120 haute couture dresses and ready-to-wear pieces made between 1976 and 2011. Dallas is the first of only two U.S. cities on the international tour through February 12, 2012. And while you’re in the neighborhood stay for the museum’s late night program on the third Friday of every month, when the Museum remains open until midnight or Thursday Night Live!, featuring live jazz music each Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

November 13, 2011–February 12, 2012