Looking at Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring Summer 09 Haute Couture collection was like stepping into couture heaven. Absolutely divine. Bank note inspired calligraphy swept through the inky collection with a nod and a wink to the financial down turn. Gaultier took a look back at the 80s with former super model Ines de la Fressange walking the runway. Cobweb style dresses were mixed with sharply tailored suits (an obvious homage to le smoking), lingerie and his signature corsets. Gaultier was innovative without being alienating a problem I’ve found felt with recent couture collections. This was beautiful AND interesting with superior craftsmanship for example the sharp angles were softened by the use of filmy fabrics. It was couture at its finest. Just exquisite.
Isn’t the shot of lime green here just perfect? I think it might be my favorite look.