And while one could argue that Jean Paul Gaultier is without doubt a maestro of fabric manipulation, his punk princess channeled more of an arts-and-crafts doll than a rock 'n' roll revolutionary.
Stephane Rolland accentuated curves with his midnight frocks, but instead of sleek and refined, he exaggerated hips and shoulders, which would make it difficult to shimmy with ease into any A-list event.
A woman who fancies herself a superhero would benefit from this silk jumpsuit with attached
Loud suits were the name of the game in Paris, and this slim-fitting Jean Paul Gaultier number will certainly turn heads. We love the bold colors. Could you imagine wearing this to a job interview?
Speaking of loud suiting, Frank Sorbier continued his quest to show "individuals from far-flung places" with a graffiti-inspired outfit reminiscent of Basquiat. Could he have been channeling the streets of New York?
Let's not forget that the couture shows are an art form, and how they are presented (especially in Paris during the haute couture season) is akin to a series of installations. Designer Yumi Katsura certainly showed her flair for the dramatic in this bridal-inspired dress with attached lace gazebo. Don't be surprised if you see Lady Gaga sporting the look sometime soon.
And finally, we return to On Aura Tout Vu, creator of the bird's nest above and now an enormous crystallized collar. What is important to take away here (besides the amazing choker) is the level of craftsmanship that goes into creating an elaborate beaded bodysuit and leggings with feather tutu. It's what Olympic ice skaters wish they could wear! (Eat your heart out Johnny Weir!) Though once again, if the props are distracting, then all the intricate details get lost.
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