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Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2013 Runway Review

An homage to 80s pop stars like Grace JonesAnnie Lennox, Madonna (natch), Michael Jackson, and Boy George made for a Spring 2013 Jean Paul Gaultier collection that was heavy on the gimmick.

If you looked beyond the literal references, there were some fantastic pieces this season. Among the standouts were a black deep V-neck power jumpsuit and a khaki series that included a belted trench and pantsuit, all of which stood out as on trend and wearable. Less successful were the high-shine satin and metallic pieces, the denim separates, and the lingerie-inspired looks, which looked more like spot-on Halloween costumes than anything anyone would pay four figures to own.