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Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Haute Couture 2011

Love or hate his aesthetic flair, you’re always guaranteed to see a fantastic spectacle on Jean Paul Gaultier‘s catwalk. Inspired by punk can-can, Gaultier’s looks featured elaborately braided hair, strappy cut-outs, leather jackets, Mohawk hairpieces, studded chokers (at times attached to a dog collar-like chain), off-the-shoulder ruffles, fishnet stockings, cinched waists, and plenty of ruching and tulle. It all sounds pretty unwearable, but in a refreshing twist, Gaultier presented one of his most accessible, clean, and wearable collections in recent history.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Haute Couture 2011Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Haute Couture 2011
 
Gaultier loves the female figure and it’s apparent in his seductive, sharply tailored looks; Gaultier’s favored silhouettes fit his inspiration particularly well this season. The collection’s interplay of punk and can-can was best epitomized in the designer’s bridal look: a striped tulle and sheer floor length white gown accented with a black veil. The finale? A dancer doing the can-can and exposing the under layer of her dress, which was adorned with trompe l’oeil legs – unmistakably Gaultier and simply fabulous.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Haute Couture 2011Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Haute Couture 2011

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