Jean Paul Gaultier attends the ICON awards at the French ambassador's residence - Madrid, Spain - Thursday 13th October 2016
Fashion’s former ‘enfant terrible’ has present his last ready-to-wear collection.
French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has presented his final ready-to-wear collection at Paris Fashion Week, in front of a star studded audience. The show was presented in the designer’s typical eccentric style and featured nods towards many of the most famous creations from his 40 year fashion career.
Jean Paul Gaultier has presented his final ready to wear collection
Using a comical beauty-pageant theme, guests were told that a ‘Miss Jean Paul Gaultier’ was be crowned during the show. The honour eventually fell to 26 year old model Coco Rocha, who had previously suffered a unfortunate tumble during the show.
The designer's vision for the fall/winter season revolves around a circus theme.
Jean-Paul Gaultier had a whole host of sources of inspiration for his latest collection, which debuted on the last day of the glamorous Paris fashion week. Feline prints were an overarching theme, present in a lot of the clothes and even in the models’ hairstyles. The outfits themselves put a new spin on the prints, mixing jungle cat spots with interesting textures like leather, feathers and velvet. Outfits named On the last full day of shows at the prestigious Paris fashion week, he put on a highly theatrical display of outfits sewn from leather, feathers and velvet, and named "Catwoman," "Pink Panther" and "Cruella de Ville" added to the show’s cartoonish effect.
Gaultier infused his own brand of quirkiness into Paris Fashion Week
"Feline print has been always in fashion in haute couture," said Gaultier, known for his rebellious, occasionally campy designes. Speaking backstage for Reuters, he said the look still has its "bordello" connotations. "I tried to use it in a new way."
Jean Paul Gaultier - Designer Jean-Paul Gaultier Friday 25th May 2012 'Cosmopolis' premiere during the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival