Whether you know him by name or not, French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier is responsible for some of the most defining moments in pop-culture, and fashion, of the past few decades. Madonna’s cone bra? That was him. The resurgence of sailor stripes? Him again. Gaultier has also created a litany of career-defining red carpet looks over the last few decades and joined Marc Jacobs as an advocate of men in skirts. His fashion house is better described as a circus, and he’s invited us all to join him under the Big Top at the Brooklyn Museum, where Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk makes its East Coast debut on Oct. 25. The multi-medium exhibition traces the designer’s storied career from the 1970s to now, highlighting his inspiration for his collections and featuring 140 of his most iconic looks.
As the nexus of Brooklyn’s tech community, Dumbo is best known for its digital landscape. But tucked in amongst its startup companies and art galleries on Washington Street is the studio of Sesame Letterpress and Design where Breck Hostetter makes a living as a printmaker creating cards, stationary and other printed curiosities through a process […]
Thu December 12, 2013 – Sun December 15, 2013‘Tis the season of cramming in culture, with everyone compiling year-end commandments of the best books, music, movies, and art. I find it almost impossible not to read these lists, either to figure out what I’ve missed, or hopefully pat myself on the back for catching all that’s been […]
Sat December 14, 2013We’re guessing you still have some holiday shopping to do. Whether it’s a killer secret santa gift for that one co-worker you actually like, stocking stuffers, one really special surprise, or just all of it, don’t panic, look to Brooklyn. In our ongoing series, 20 Days of Brooklyn Gifts, we’ve highlighted some […]
In addition to writing about all the exciting fun going on in Brooklyn, here at Brooklyn Based occasionally we like to make some exciting fun of our own. So it’s been with great pleasure that we’ve partnered with Brooklyn Brewery and Tom Shillue over the past year to bring you Funny Story, a monthly storytelling series […]
Mon December 16, 2013With the temperatures dipping outside, now is a great time to spend a few hours indoors watching one the movies whose name you will no doubt hear dropped around the punch bowl at your next holiday party. This week, we recommend going to see Inside Llewyn Davis. The film’s premise is one […]