Jean Paul Gaultier may have been inspired by grunge, rock-n-roll, and graffiti, but his tailored Fall 2012 collection was nothing if not sophisticated. Heavy on black, the designer kept his collection luxe with crisp menswear-inspired suiting, vibrantly colored fur separates (notably skirts, jackets, and vests), skin-grazing bronze trousers, and beautiful skirts including knotted ones and one inspired by a blazer. As for the 80s-style graffiti print, it made its way onto a slew of separates and dresses, most notably a pair of trousers with metallic graffiti on the top that slowly transitioned into black — let's hope there are enough cool girls (Rihanna perhaps?) to do them justice.
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TheFashionSpot's Lifestyle Editor, Sharon Feiereisen, is a freelance lifestyle writer based in New York City. Her work has been published in Newsday, The Knot, AM New York, WHERE New York, Dan's Papers, and Hamptons Magazine, among many other print and online outlets. Check out her tumblr blog, Random Happenings.