Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2012
July 8, 2012
In typical, atypical Gaultier fashion, the show opened as a model strutted down the runway in full 19th century men’s regalia, complete with top hat, tailcoat, and cravat. What continued was a rich and magical succession of S and M inspired detailing, unexpected sheer paneling, and elegant flapper silhouettes. Le Smoking made an appearance in various fabrics and styles, while the classic Gaultier corsetry, as over-the top and stunning as expected, impressed. The intricate beading, rich hues of deep purple, sage, and gold, and exquisite tailoring converged into a whimsical fantasy of dark motifs, elegant, flawless beauty, and turn-of-the-century, drug-induced sensuality.