Jul 10, 2012


Jean-Paul Gaultier Haute-Couture served up a good dose of sexy with the sublime as they featured both Menswear and Womenswear for Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012/2013 on July 4, 2012 in Paris, France. Serving up a heaping of performance art in this collection as it was rolled out on the runway for Paris Fashion Week, Gaultier’s focus was titillation and perhaps a little shock-appeal in his transparent avant garde designs not sparing on the flimsy, sheer stuff.

There is an element of Art Deco-meets Medieval-meets bondage as well as a touch of 1920’s and 1930’s glam – think Mata Hari – with designs accessorized with tops hats and netted headpieces as well as gladiator style shoes. In particular, the sheer sheath with black and silver squares that look like computer chips, topped off with a sheer black and silver metallic coat will get you noticed…

The black fur trimmed cream quilted calf-length coat is quite theatrical if functional for the winter season. Other delicious fur-trimmed pieces include an olive dress with a matching fur-trimmed coat as well as a peach and grey ensemble. Gaultier’s formidable gladiator shoes offered in ankle-length metallic gold and knee-length black suede are quite a force to be reckoned with as well… For his menswear collection Gaultier (and he himself!) had his models parading in turbans and tophats (sometimes both at once!) and black eyeliner for Eastern mystique, as they donned jodhpurs and velvet tights with their boxy masculine blazers.(examiner.com)