THE INSPIRATION: English punk rock-meets-French can-can
TOP LOOKS: We loved the juxtaposition of a ruffled fishtail skirt paired with a tough girl leather jacket. The OTT flounces and voluminous petticoats adorning the elaborate frocks made us wish we were starring in a remake of Moulin Rouge.
WHO WAS THERE: Catherine Deneuve (front row, and her voice also served as the announcer introducing each look, in lieu of a catwalk soundtrack) and Pedro Almodovar.
WHAT WE THOUGHT: Jean-Paul Gaultier knows how to put on an electric performance at couture, and we loved the exuberance that infused every aspect of this collection, from the dramatic Mohican hairstyles models sported to the accessories (that black jewelled ball and chain bag is on our wish list). Also, getting an actual dancer to can-can her way down the catwalk? Such spectacle (and such a great way to show that couture is wearable, too!)
Take a look at highlights from the collection below.
Jean Paul Gaultier Couture spring/summer 2011
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