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Jean Paul Gaultier Looks to the Future and Space for Fall 2014 (Runway Review)

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The Scene: Beth Ditto, Rihanna, Aïssa Maïga, Farida Khelfa and Noémie Lenoir were among those seated front row.

The Inspiration: Futuristic space travel.

The Look: It’s clear that no one is as dedicated to a theme as Jean Paul Gaultier. The designer showed nearly 70 looks, all of which stuck to his futuristic/space travel inspiration. To hit his message home, the models, who came in a wide age range (including kids!), passed through a security check. Once walking down the runway, they showed off a parade of high-shine metallic fabrics, moto jackets, tops and jackets with cocoon-like hoods, zipper-accented pants, zipped skirts worn over pants as well as mixed and layered prints, including plaids, Union Jacks and stripes. While it may have been an over-the-top collection and at times felt repetitive, there were plenty of wearable pieces in the lineup.

The Accessories: Shoes ranged from thigh-high rubber boots to suede T-strap heels.

The Beauty: Models had black winged eyes and walked out with a range of hairstyles that included both center-parted hair worn down and hair that was tightly pulled up into a bun.

The Takeaway: This was a surprisingly wearable collection given the nature of the theme, though with nearly 70 looks, it could have used some editing down (the Union Jacks, for example, could have easily been done without).

All images: IMAXtree

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