Gaultier’s Show of Skin – For spring 2012, it was clear that Jean Paul Gaultier had tattoos on the brain with models walking the runway in tattoo-mimicking stockings and prints. Dramatic piercings on the face and ears also brought a sense of edginess to the French designer’s classic silhouettes and sharp tailoring. Adding pops of chartreuse, sky blue and citrus orange to a cool palette, the Gaultier woman donned a cinched waist, slouchy tops and sheer fabrics for the new season.
Ultra Gaultier – Frida Gustavsson dons mesmerizing haute couture garments from the archive of Jean Paul Gaultier in this sharp Stil Magazine editorial lensed by David K. Shields. Fashion editor Alina Caraman’s selects exemplify Gaultier’s fashion forward yet classic elegance. Always darling, Frida goes from fun to sexy with dramatic make-up and a variety of complementary hair styles.
Gaultier’s Rules – Whether it is for couture or ready to wear, Jean Paul Gaultier manages to put on a show with a polished flamboyancy like no one else. For the fall 2011 season, Gaultier created garments which juxtaposed sophistication and whimsy with lightweight feathers, rebellious leather and fur accents. Referencing previous collections as well as producing some new tricks, the French designer offered his own brand of couture with the grandiose showing.
Gaultier Girl – Featuring a story on the current Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective, the latest issue of Pulp Magazine stars Monika Sawicka in pieces from the Gaultier archives. In front of Arkan Zakharov’s lens, Monika wows whether in the studio or on location with enchanting looks styled by Juliana Schiavinatto. / Casting by Larissa Gunn, Hair by Wesley O’Meara, Makeup by Fabiola
Looking ultra-sleek and modern, Jean Paul Gaultier enlists veteran model Kristen McMenamy for its fall 2011 campaign. (TFS)
Jean Paul Gaultier’s fall 2011 collection had models donning gray beehives with retro wear inspired by the ’50s and ’60s. On the runway, the girls took off layers and threw them to the end of the catwalk–perhaps symbolizing the freedom of fashion or maybe just to have a bit of fun as Gaultier is known for. Either way, the smart suits, puffer jackets and bold patterns seemed to celebrate maturity and sophistication.
A cross between punk rock and Parisian glamour, the spring 2011 couture showing from Jean Paul Gaultier was certainly not one lacking drama. Models donned faux-hawks, form-fitting silhouettes and sheer materials for a surprising mix of the masculine and feminine.
Karolina Kurkova and Andrej Pejic share a smooch for Jean Paul Gaultier’s spring 2011 campaign lensed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. (TFS)
Fitting for this season’s collection, Jean Paul Gaultier’s spring 2011 show opened with musician Beth Ditto and soon progressed into a parade of rock diva glamour. Bringing a sense of the futuristic to the catwalk, showgoers were given 3D glasses for the 3D prints featured on a few looks. The clothing was very much a mix of the masculine and the feminine, soft fabrics paired with sharp tailoring and androgynous styling brought a sense of true decadence and drama to the runway.