Jean Paul Gaultier Runway Show At Paris Fashion Week

Jean Paul Gaultier is a French haute couture fashion designer who is known for his eccentric designs.  Jean Paul Gaultier runway show at Paris Fashion Week focused on 1980s icons like Michael Jackson, Grace Jones. The fun will be out without the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier’s quirky inventions. The Fashion Week in general is to explore the artistic power and innovations of the designers as they display their latest collections in runway shows. Some of these designs may not be ready to wear, yet very expensive.

Jean Paul Gaultier Runway Show At Paris Fashion Week

Jean Paul Gaultier designs, courtesy: HellN

Jean Paul Gaultier Runway Show At Paris Fashion Week

In his true quirky style, French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier recreated an 80s style show bringing back the world’s latest and greatest icons to debut his spring/summer 13 collection in Paris this weekend.

Madonna, Michael Jackson, Grace Jones and Boy George lookalikes took to the catwalk in a stunning Paris Fashion Week finale.

Paying tribute to the popstars of the 1980s who have influenced fashion, Karlie Kloss stepped out dressed as Boy George followed by Jourdan Dunn as Sade and red leather jacket donning Michael Jackson alikes paraded the catwalk too.

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Sometimes I wonder the essence of fashion shows if most of the collections are out of reach by way of it being too pricey or non-wearable.

According to, women are being pressured into what seems to be non-acceptable. Whether this is true is left for the individual to decide.

A woman feels pressure to struggle into a cigarette skirt and to bear the weight of a broad-shouldered jacket because those are the accepted silhouettes that define power…

No one underscored that kind of cookie-cutter fashion this season more than Jean-Paul Gaultier, who created a collection not just inspired by 80s pop stars but that essentially mimicked them. His Saturday night show was a personal fashion playlist. As a Grace Jones tune rumbled out of the speakers, a group of black models with wedge haircuts and big-shouldered black blazers stalked the runway. As the vaguely Caribbean sway of Culture Club began to play, along came models in floral jackets and trousers, their hair in faux dreadlocks. As Madonna cranked up, models represented her aesthetic journey from Boy Toy to Voguing dancer.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2013 Runway Show at Paris Fashion Week

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Jean Paul Gaultier is well known for his odd designs, which in my own opinion makes the world go round, although some of them I will not wear in a million years.

The collection was a mess, never offering a considered point-of-view. It was little more than a stage full of costumes and accompanying impersonators. Instead of celebrating the diversity of the female form—which Gaultier has often done in past collections—he loosed his inner fan-boy and revealed himself to be a designer who sees women as actors in their own lives just waiting to get into character.

What do you think of Jean Paul’s collections for the Spring 2013?

The show closed in the most elegant fashion as models took to the catwalk in stunning leather reworked with jewels and applique.

All in all, Gaultier’s show was fun and upbeat with his usual touch of elegance- the perfect end to a great week in Paris.


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