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Jean Paul Gaultier’s Enfant Terrible Fashion World Comes To Life

Gaultier's Tribute To Amy
Amy Winehouse tribute at John Paul Gaultier show
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Dita Wears JPG's Corset
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It’s undeniable that Jean Paul Gaultier’s design career — always innovative, always stunningly avant-garde — is well beyond deserving of an exhibit (really, his works could and should launch a museum). After over forty years in the business of haute couture, the designer is at long last the subject of a solo exposition at De Young Museum in San Francisco. Keep reading »

New In-Store Exhibit Explains Where Chanel Bags Come From

Chanel might be out of your price range right now, but while saving for your very first 2.55 purse, here’s an exhibit to quench your quilted double-C desire. Beginning on May 16, the design house will give shoppers, including us wannabe Chanel owners, the inside scoop on what goes into making its famous bags. Stop by the 57th Street flagship store in NYC for “The Secrets of the Chanel Handbag” and learn all about the bag of your dreams, from the time of Coco to Karl’s present-day designs. This is no ordinary history lesson though, because the exhibit shares a few of the special details about the bag’s construction and its evolution over the years. If nothing else, it’s a chance to drool over gorgeous bags — and you’ll surely appreciate the price tag way more after your visit. [WWD] Keep reading »

Museum Puts Dior On A Pedestal

In the wrong place at the right time: A new fashion exhibit lauding the work of Dior comes just in time for Paris Fashion Week (it begins next week), but finds itself at the Musée du Président Jacques Chirac in Sarran, a good 300 miles south of the fashion capital. The show, “Dior: The Creative Passion,” looks tres cool and covers the couture house through its history, taking a look back at the iconic dresses, sketches, and perfume bottles, as well as tracking the progression of head designers (starting with Yves Saint-Laurent up to today’s John Galliano). We’d love to get lost in this exhibit and fall into a make-believe world, getting as close as possible to feeling what it would be like to live in Dior. (That way, we wouldn’t have to rob the Madison Avenue boutique for the experience.) Check out more images after the jump. [WWD] Keep reading »

Hands-On “Sex Academy” In Berlin

People looking to set off fireworks with a new sex technique and those who might have missed out on sex ed when they were younger can get a refresher course at the “Amora Sex Academy,” an interactive exhibition that recently opened in Berlin. The slogan of the exhibit is “Finally — an exhibition for those who always have to touch everything.” There are more than 50 interactive displays in which men and women learn about each others’ bodies. Visitors play with the erogenous zones of naked mannequins positioned in different sexual positions. When one female model’s G-spot is accurately located, she lights up and shrieks, “That’s it!” Keep reading »

What The Life Of A Hoarder Looks Like

We all sort of gape in horror at the people on those home organization shows like HGTV’s “Mission: Organization” and TLC’s “Clean Sweep” but sometimes, the overcollection of stuff is no laughing matter. For some, the collection of stuff gets so out of control it becomes a legit compulsion and disease called hoarding. People can hoard stuff, food and even (sadly) animals. The new installation on the main floor of the Museum of Modern Art takes a closer look at one woman’s life as a compulsive hoarder—it’s a public viewing of her life-long collection. Keep reading »

Paul McCartney Honors Linda With Exhibit

Linda McCartney died of cancer 10 years ago, and Paul put together an exhibit of her best photos, which is taking place in London this month. Paul and Linda probably had issues, like any couple, but it’s hard not to look back at their marriage and think how wonderful it must have been, especially in contrast to Paul’s marriage to Heather Mills. I’d feel a little bad for Heather right now if she weren’t so crazy. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Simon Cowell & Viagra, Mothers, History, And Wikipedia

  • American Idol judge Simon Cowell turned down an offer to be Viagra’s spokesperson, according to the British edition of Glamour. He also acknowledged that he uses Botox to maintain his face, calling it “no more unusual than toothpaste.” [NY Daily News]
  • Mothers tend to discuss twice as many sexual topics with with their children as fathers do, according to a report published in Pediatrics. [Reuters]
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    The Daily Squeeze: DNA Dating, A Month-Long Sex Quest, Art In Paris, And A Canadian Co-Op

  • Dating site ScientificMatch.com has users send in a sample of their DNA so that matches can be made based on immune system genes, along with the usual personality preferences. “Nature wants us to breed with others that have different immune system genes than ours,” said Chris Holz, Scientific Match’s co-founder. [The Daily Free Press]
  • A church in southwest Florida is having a 30-day sex challenge. Married members are encouraged to have sex every day for 30 days, while the unmarried must go to bed alone. [WESH.com]
  • An exhibit in Paris aimed at 9-to-14-year-olds delves into sexual issues, including “What does making love mean?” and “If a pregnant woman eats spinach, does the baby in her tummy taste it too?” Ooh la la! [LA Times]
  • In Canada, brothels are illegal but prostitution isn’t, so a group is attempting to set up a legal sex “co-op” in time for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. [Stuff.co.nz]
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