Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2014–Space. It’s the final frontier and the theme for Jean Paul Gaultier’s fall-winter 2014 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week this Saturday. The French designer revisited a familiar motif–punk–to go along with all the trappings of space age clothing. Futuristic metallic juxtaposes with fur, leather and tartan prints for an outing that ranges from a baggy jumpsuit to sequin embellished leggings worn underneath a puffy jacket. Beauty for the sci-fi Gaultier woman includes high top knots, a sassy cat eye and strong eyebrows. Some models even walked with Jetson-like funnels worn around their necks as well as clear heels and shoe bottoms.
Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2014 Couture–French designer Jean Paul Gaultier had butterflies on the brain for his spring 2014 haute couture collection. From literal interpretations decorated across sheer tops to the more subtle like winged dresses, (such as the one modeled by burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese) it was a celebration of the beautiful creature. Gaultier did not stick exclusively to the theme. A decorated denim vest and curve-hugging pencil skit look worn by Joan Smalls, or a show girl, flapper chic dress adorned with glittering chains also hit the catwalk.
Miley Covers Up – Despite making controversy for wearing next to nothing at some events, singer Miley Cyrus showed off a more demure look at the 2013 Bambi Awards held in Germany on November 14th. The “Wrecking Ball” star opted to wear a vintage black long sleeve gown from Jean Paul Gaultier and paired the look with a Chanel pearl necklace and shoes from Fendi.
Gaultier on Film – Following up a trailer preview, here’s a look at the complete “On the Docks” film from Jean Paul Gaultier. The French label enlists Rianne ten Haken and Jarrod Scott to represent Gaultier’s “Classique” and “Le Male” fragrances. Johnny Green directed the dramatic advertising spot which runs for a little over a minute, and features an enchanting love story between the two. The ads are already running in Europe and will air in the US this December.
Gaultier’s Dancing Spring – Never one to take runway shows too seriously, Jean Paul Gaultier brought some fun to Paris Fashion Week with a spring 2014 presentation inspired by dance competition shows. Adding a touch of cheek, judges held up signs for models’ dancing skills which criticized with phrases like “No”, “Boring” or “So So”. The collection evoked the classical music “Grease” with leather biker jackets and form-fitting pants as well as hip-hop inspired ensembles with baggy trousers and hooded sweatshirts. Elsewhere in the presentation, Gaultier referenced tango outfits with fringed dresses and skirts while seventies punk was emulated in combat boots and hardware decorated leather.
On the Docks Trailer – Jean Paul Gaultier teases his next fragrance ad titled “On the Docks” with a trailer. The commercial will premiere online on September 26th and in television spots this December. The campaign stars Rianne ten Haken as a sultry vixen and Jarrod Scott as a sailor. The television spot directed by Johnny Green will focus on the “Classique” and “Le Male” scents. Check out the trailer below
Image: Jean Paul Gaultier in ad for Diet Coke
Designer Takedown – Another day, another designer drama. Last week, French designer Jean Paul Gaultier posted a letter to his Twitter in response to a review written by fashion critic Tim Blanks about his fall 2013 haute couture show, which included the following line, “A few outfits later, a ‘millefeuille de mousselines’ echoed Yves Saint Laurent’s way with color, as a reminder that Gaultier was once considered the one true heir to the throne of French fashion. But that was once upon a time, and that time has, sad to say, well and truly passed.”
Not one to remain silent on the matter, Gaultier took to his Twitter account to post a scathing open letter; the full letter can be read here but here is an excerpt, “In future (sic), rather than be bored at my shows, you can use that time to do something else, for example brush up on your fashion history so that you’ll know that ‘mille feuille de mousseline’ didn’t echo Saint Laurent, it was inspired by a Nina Ricci dress from 1967 in homage to Gerard Pipard who recently passed away.” Wow, talk about a reply!
Jean Paul Gaultier Fall Couture – Feeling in a feline mood, French designer Jean Paul Gaultier sent out a collection of big cat inspired looks for his fall 2013 haute couture collection. Known for his sense of camp, Gaultier did not shy away from color nor print with his latest couture outing. Models strutted the catwalk in body-hugging silhouettes covered in spotted fur patterns and leopard print stockings.
Gaultier also found inspiration in the clowns of cinema, citing references such as “The Clowns” by Italian director Federico Fellini as well as David Bowie’s “Ashes to Ashes” music video. The circus influence can be seen in bright, circular patterns found on dresses, cone-shaped hats and over-exaggerated trouser proportions. Still, it’s not all fun and games; Gaultier’s attention to craftsmanship is evident by the impeccable embroidery and shapes presented.
Dark Matters – Karlie Kloss is back again for the fall 2013 campaign from Jean Paul Gaultier. The American model’s last turn for the brand was for the fall 2012 season. This time around, Karlie rocks a skin-tight, vixen-y and leather look in the black and white imagery lensed by Stephane Sednaoui. / Art direction by Babeth Djian
High Gloss – Kati Nescher serves up eighties glamour on the May cover of Vogue Germany. The brunette stunner is clad in a bustier from Jean Paul Gaultier’s spring 2013 Haute Couture collection photographed by Daniele & Iango.