Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Summer Couture 2013

There was not a trace of doubt about the theme at Jean Paul Gaultier’s couture show – with the catwalk bathed in warm amber light, guests seated in sections named after famous Indian dishes and Edith Piaf’s song La Vie En Rose in Hindi played in the background, it was clear inspiration was drawn from the exotic – India.

It was a case of two different worlds – quintessentially Parisian couturier meets the spices of the East – gracefully colliding into one another.  The collection began with a tight colour balance before swiftly bursting into a fanfare of flame, saffron and chartreuse. Patchwork gowns, lavish embroideries and Indian style layering were all present, as were some of Gaultier’s trademark pieces – the trench coat in shimmering gold snakeskin and of course the Blonde Ambition corset.

While Gaultier did not necessarily break new ground, he did have one surprise up his sleeve for the finale – the bride’s structured overblown skirts lifted to give birth to four sweet little children.

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