December 2, 2011

Jean Paul Gaultier as Paris and I witnessed him in full splendor

The Swan Lake ~ Couture Director: Jean Paul Gaultier

A major couture trend that defines what is left of 2011 is plumage, feathers and fur. Nearly all designers evidenced their collections in such particular details and Gaultier artfully championed this section in a lavish outpouring of feathers and plumage on most of the wear gear presented.

Inspirationally originating from the blockbuster Black Swan, Gaultier’s collection was sunk in feathers, plumes and whatever other coats the ovipara may have to cover their bodies. And it all looked amazingly refined. Not even the models’ hairdressing escaped this gear adornment.

In the leading role of the White Swan shone Eve Salvail.

The Black Swan was played by Mylène Farmer, the famous French singer, whose ‘90’s “Désenchantée” hit definitely rings a bell to us. Her name – funny coincidence! – was Mylène Jeanne Gautier. She changed it while a teenager after Frances Farmer, the American actress and her idol.

A thing to remember was indeed the outfit of male model Tanel Bedrossiantz, wearing a smoothly flowing feathered skirt in black and white, masculine boots, satin waistband and turtleneck sweater. I know it may sound a bit confusing, but overall it was very chic. However, your boyfriends might not wear anything like it – ever – unless perhaps if so commanded as penalty for losing at cards game by commands. But that is the Gaultier style that we have been looking at with speechless admiration season after season!

The other guys got off lighter, having only the extravagant neckbands of their clothes adorned with emerald green iridescent plumes.
I said guys, which is correct, because Gaultier is known for his natural tendency of blending masculine and feminine models in his presentations, making clothes softly move from one gender to another as nobody else does it better these days.

The show offered spectacular attempts of hip reshaping, spunky blending of materials totally unrelated apparently, sensational reconfigurations of various items of clothing metamorphosing into new mutant-outfits such as coat-dresses. Far from being a surprise, such takes are the house specialty.

Whether we talk prêt-a-porter, haute couture or men fashion, JPG is all things to all people and offers a charming performance featuring the most handsome guys and the most good-looking girls.

I really wish you could watch a Gaultier fashion show! It has all the ingredients of a genuine fashion show: clever outfits, amazing casting (JP Gaultier achieves to create an ideally balanced mixture of the most top ranked male and female models of the day). Not to mention that, when the show is almost over, like a magician of entertainment, he pulls the ace he has up his sleeve: a “rock star” deliberately left to the end to crown the big event.

Well, no matter who is going to join him on his (cat)walk of fame, to me, Gaultier himself will always be the rock star of the show!

Karolina Kurkova & Sasha Pivovarova

Willy Cartier & Frida Gustavsson

 

A thing to remember was indeed the outfit of male model Tanel Bedrossiantz, wearing a smoothly flowing feathered skirt in black and white, masculine boots, satin waistband and turtleneck sweater. Very chic!

Andrej Pejic & Konstantinos

Jourdan Dunn & Willy Cartier

Benjamin Dukhan & Georgina Stojilkovic

Constance Jablonski & Daniel Vojtech

Karolina Kurkova & Jon Kortajarena

Rob Evans & Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss & Gabriel Perez

Luis Batalha & Kristina Salinovic

In the leading role of the White Swan shone Eve Salvail. The Black Swan was played by Mylène Farmer.

After the show, with Jean Paul Gaultier, only that his eyes were not for me.
Until we meet again for the next season, Mister Gaultier, a hearty “Enchantée!”


Photos: Vogue.it