Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2012 Couture: A Tribute to Amy Winehouse
It was not by fault that the models strutting down the runway at yesterday’s Jean Paul Gaultier show were akin to a fallen R&B/soul singer. That’s because Jean Paul Gaultier, the famed French haute couture fashion designer, paid tribute to the late Amy Winehouse. “I think Amy Winehouse was truly a fashion icon,” Gaultier states while describing his inspiration for the show. Her presence was felt throughout as the models were heaped in heavy cat eye makeup, rocked Winehouse’s signature beehive updo, and even the looks were named after the songbird’s lyrics.
The spring 2012 couture collection oozed of the za za zoo! It was neo-rocker chic (think Taylor Momsen and Rihanna) meets a 90’s affinity for neon color, curve hugging 50’s flair, with corsets, leather elements (bomber jackets and pencil skirts), quite a few sheer lace skirt suits, and pairing contrasting textures and patterns.
My favorite look was the fuschia pink sheer silk chiffon maxi dress layered over a white swimsuit decorated with the most gorgeous collar embroidery and statement earrings I’ve ever seen! Suprisingly, it all worked together to create a unique take on couture.
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