Jean Paul Gaultier wouldn’t be himself if he presented just an ordinary show. If in past years he used a transsexual model or a plus-size singer to arouse interest of the audience, this time, for Spring/ Summer 2012, he has returned us to the couture shows of the fifties. And I’m not only talking about the designs which reflected fashion of that period. I’m also saying he held the show the way it was held at that time – with no music playing and models walking down the runway carrying cards with numbers on them.
The first thing that catches your eyes in Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/ Summer 2012 collection is the influence of a tattoo-print. It is everywhere: going down the sleeves of dresses, on ankle boots, on stockings, even painted on models’ bodies. From the first sight it looks cool but if you look more carefully you understand that sometimes these tattoos look a bit sloppy and make outfits less feminine.
Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/ Summer 2012 collection features a lot of beautiful pieces. These include sexy sleeveless trenches, elaborated skirt suits, floral-printed jumpsuits and ensembles paired with white jackets, high-waited trousers with splits on the leg, black-and-white outfits and amazing bloomers (I have never thought I would say bloomers could be amazing!).
See Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/ Summer 2012 fashion show:
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