Fall’19 Couture: Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier still knows how to throw a party on the runway. As his guests started entering his studio for the Fall’19 Couture show they were welcomed with iced lollies and champagne flutes. The show saw people from various industries around the world mingling together before the show. Once the show started, it was all about the runway.
The designer mentioned how the Fall’19 Couture revolved around the idea of hoodies shown in different formats and pieces in conical ways. The opening piece was a quilted jacket which looked like it was made of fur. But to everyone’s surprise, it was an optical illusion. Gaultier had used a photo print of red fox on satin jacket using the trompe-l’oeil effects. This did not mean the PETA protest targeter was completely off using pelts and furs in his clothing as he quoted:
“Going forward, if I use fur, it will be only recycling. I like fur, I’ve always liked it, but I think that since the world is already full of clothes and full of furs, there is no need to kill any more animals. Maybe with old furs, you can create new looks.”
Having said that, feathers were also used as plaid, print, or rainbows in the pieces. He hit the archives to bring back the Victor Vasarely print and revamp the leopard pelt sequin piece. His bridal gowns were uniquely done with zigzag pleats. The whole collection was filled with pieces offering visual gags and comic-book silhouettes.
Pictures Courtesy of – Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com/ Vogue.com
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