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FASHIONS AND FORWARD | The Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the DMA, above, was a highlight of the
arts scene in 2011, while Dirk Nowitzki's performance in the NBA playoffs gave the Mavs their first-ever -
and much deserved — world title. (Arnold Wayne Jones/Dallas Voice)
"me good, the bad
sports stories defined
gay Dallas in 2011
2011 YEAR IN REVIEW
ture. The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier:
From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk not only fea-
tured the work of the famed designer, but was
presented the designs in an innovative man-
ner. Nothing about it was stuffy. Seeing his
iconic designs in person is almost a religious
experience — especially when its Madonna's
cone bra. Gaultier reminded us that art is
more than paintings on a wall. (A close run-
ner-up: The Caravaggio exhibit in Fort Worth.)
■ CULTURE/SPORTS, Next Page
A lot of eyes,
on Dallas na-
tionally in 2011
— tor good and bad — but much of what made
the city a fun place last year has specific queer
The rise of the reality TV star. 2011 was the
year Dallas made a big splash across everyone's
television sets — and it had nothing to do with
who shot J.R. (although that's pending). From
the culinary to the conniving, queer Dallasites
were big on the small screen.
On the positive side were generally good por-
trayals of gay Texans. Leslie Ezelle almost made
it all the way in The Next Design Star, while The
Cake Guys' Chad Fitzgerald is still in contention
on TLC's The Next Great Baker. Lewisville's Ben
Starr was a standout on MasterChef. On the web,
Andy Stark, Debbie Forth and Brent Paxton
made strides, with Internet shows Bear It All,
LezBeProud and The Dallas Life, respectively.
There were downsides, though. Drew Gins-
burg served as the token gay on Bravo's teeth-
clenching Most Eligible: Dallas, and the women
on Big Rich Tews seemed a bit cliched. But none
were more polarizing than the cast of Logo's The
A-List: Dallas. Whether people loved or hated it,
the six 20somethings (five gays, one girl) re-
flected stereotypes that made people cringe.
Gaultier makes Dallas his runway. The Dal-
las Museum of Art scored a coup, thanks to cou-
INDEXTO THE YEAR IN REVIEW:: Sports and Culture • Page 19 .... Dining • Page 20
Last week: Screen, Stage, Actor of the Year, Music, Concerts, LGBT Releases, Tube and Books
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