So, I used to work at Nordstrom back in the 1990's. I sold men's suits...or, to "queer it up", as Patrick says, "j'know, I was Wardrobe Consultant in High-End Men's Clothing...slurrrrp". ANYgay. Right next the suit department was Men's Fragrance counter, where one could find some lovely over-priced crap for dudes.
One of the Men's Fragrance sales-chick's corrected my pronunciation of Jean Paul Gaultier's name, using a very snooty tone when addressing me. "Um, Julia? It's actually pronounced GENE PAUL GALLTEER, just so you know next time." Yeah.
The best part? Her last name was Joliebois. She pronounced it JOLLY BOYS.
This story is 100% true, and I hope Ms. Joliebois doesn't read my tremendous ridiculous blog.
For those of you who are way too young to remember, Gaultier designed (amongst other fantastic pieces) the infamous cone bra that Madonna rocked on her "Blonde Ambition Tour" -- AND that Jane Lynch paid homage (pronounced HO-MAAYJ?) to last week on "Glee"!
Oh, and happy birthday Gene!
Written by: Diva Julia