Jean Paul Gaultier

Frida Gustavsson

It was a tribute to rock and roll legend Joan Jett, a collection which screamed rocker chic as the models sashayed down the ramp donning Joan Jett wigs, lace body stockings, dark makeup and kick ass Doc Martens (J’adore) It was dark romance played to the max with fish nets, lingerie inspired garments, metal plates and oodles of black. Gaultier experimented with everything from digital prints, nautical stripes, floral, palm print dresses, leather and biker jackets. There was a lot more colour in this collection as compared to his previous ones while still keeping the over all feel of the collection completely ‘Gaultier’. Gaultier opened the show with Gossip’s singer Beth Ditto’s performance. He used heavier models for the show to oppose stick thin anorexic models [the controversy over models weight continues to loom]. Over all, I fell in love with some of the looks, liked a few separates and couldn’t see myself or Joan Jett wearing some of the items show cased. But if it worked for Gaultier it will most definitely work for a hell lot of people. Being a fan of the rocker chic look I find it easy to incorporate such garments in my wardrobe, however it would be difficult for some… I would suggest picking out one piece you like from the look and working it out with things you already own. In that way you won’t have to become a different person to wear the garments. For example pick a Gaultier – inspired lace or shear top and wear it with a floral skirt that you own, or buy a pair of low slung slouchy black pants and team them with a crisp white shirt, get yourself a cute denim jumpsuit and accessorize it with some colourful beads and bright shoes. If you don’t like the looks and they don’t go with your attitude at all see if you like the accessories and work around them. You don’t have to copy the look entirely, actually you shouldn’t because even though these looks seem great on the ramp they might not look that great out on the street. So tone it up or tone it down according to your personality and your wardrobe.

Here are some of my favourite looks from the show. I find them very inspiring. Check them out and let me know what you thought about Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring Summer collection 2011.

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Eliza Cummings

Marquite Pring

Karolina Kurkova

Anja Rubik

Bojana Panic

Sessilee Lopez

Kiki Kang

Tara Gill

Constance Jablonski

Sasha Pivovarova

Aline Weber

Kristina Romanova

Ismini Papavlasopoulou

Alana Zimmer

Naomi Preizler

Anja Rubik

Sasha Pivovarova

Maria Kashleva

Karlie Kloss

Beth Ditto and Jean Paul Gaultier


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