S/S ’11 Jean Paul Gaultier Couture
Probably the most talked about shows from Haute Couture fashion week here in Paris, Jean Paul Gaultier rocks the stage like Freddy Mercury in his Prime! The hair and feathered Mohawks and the sexy, structured silhouettes were to die LIVE for. Everything about Jean Paul Gaultier made us scream for more and praise him for his unwavering and constant dedication to art on a human canvas.
This show was done in a way that took you back to WWll, front row of a fashion show in the war era when models would be called out with numbered cards representing which look they were showing. Almost as if they were selling the wares off their backs while presenting themselves to each member of the audience.
Don’t get me wrong though it may have had the functionality of a show during WWll it most certainly did not represent the clothes of that time. The feel of this show was punk-glamour with humorous undertones of wild 15 inch spiked hair and a cancan dancer. If it’s a show you were looking for… you found it!
The looks were all really special but my favourites were :
A perforated black leather outfit (jacket and pants) that were laser cut with precision,
A black dress with crimson red(also the pop color for this collection) accents all down the front of the flattering yet loose fitting gown, as well as on the plastic rings that made up the stole-like neckline,
Finally the black and white gown with a high cut front and floor length back that showed off white lace covered legs against a backdrop of yet more white lace which made up the inside of the skirt.
I highly encourage you to check out every piece from this collection as they were all TRULY amazing. I have so many favorites like the striped dress, the wacky pieced together maid outfit, and the Cruella Deville look complete with quellazaire.
The last look was a spunky cancan dancer named Psykko Tico, from the Crazy Horse who made her way down the aisle kicking her legs up with gumption. She wasn’t alone though, at least it appeared that she wasn’t alone because of the legs, legs, legs in print form all over the underside of her upheld dress. This humor is classic Jean Paul Gaultier and I slap my knee and tip my hat to him.
I’m not sure if it is because Gaultier had more time to work on this collection because he isn’t with Hermes anymore (story here) or because he will be featured in the Montreal Museum of Fine Art with his own exhibit (story here) but this Haute Couture fashion collection is magnifique and I can’t stop swooning over it!