07 February 2011

Spring2011 Haute Couture Collection: Jean Paul Gaultier

JPG reached into the way-back machine for inspiration, by meshing his punk and French roots with a little bit of the can-can thrown in for good measure. There was also a nod to the fashion shows of a bygone era when the white-gloved ladies who lunch attended fashion shows with models carrying numbered cards and Catherine Deneuve providing some saucy commentary.

Outfits had names like "London Calling", "Anarchy in the UK", "I Am an Anarchrist", "Belle Epoque. Metal pearls dotted cropped bomber jackets and dog collars. There were mohawks a-plenty, all the trappings of a high-end mosh pit.

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