Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Couture 2013 Collection

COUTURE season seems to be the perfect time to find inspiration when it comes to planning this summer’s holidays – Giorgio Armani took us to Turkey yesterday and this afternoon Jean Paul Gaultier went to Morocco.

It was a rich and varied collection with each and every exit completely different to the one before it – so bulbous stripes led the way on dresses of asymmetric or off-the-shoulder style, followed by super-cinched tulle gowns heavily held at the waist by big gold belts, luxe skin tuxedos and tailoring, fancy-frilled maxi skirts, patchwork trousers and drapery with rich embroidery running throughout. And no look was complete without exotic chandelier earrings and hair piled up high to show it off to full effect. It was a collection layered with glamour and drama and plenty of sartorial narrative.

“It showed the range of Gaultier and it was very true to him – all of his favourites, the corsetry,” noted Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers. In fact, the only thing that was missing really was the blue and white stripy T-shirt (but we imagine we might see that in the ready-to-wear show).

But it was the end that made for a special high note – Gaultier sending out the traditional end-of-show wedding gown and from beneath all of its skirts hid four little children, all dressed in neon shades, who ran down the catwalk and clearly enjoyed every moment of doing so – the result of which got them a standing ovation. Couture stars in the making obviously.00020h_426x63900030h_426x639 00040h_426x639 00050h_426x639 00060h_426x639 00070h_426x639 00080h_426x639 00090h_426x639 00100h_426x639 00110h_426x639 00120h_426x639 00130h_426x639 00140h_426x639 00150h_426x639 00160h_426x639 00170h_426x639 00180h_426x639 00190h_426x639 00200h_426x639 00210h_426x639 00220h_426x639-1 00230h_426x639 00240h_426x639 00250h_426x639 00260h_426x639 00270h_426x639 00280h_426x639 00290h_426x639 00300h_426x639 00310h_426x639 00320h_426x639 00340h_426x639 00350h_426x639 00360h_426x639 00370h_426x639 00380h_426x639 00390h_426x639 00400h_426x639 00410h_426x639 00420h_426x639 00430h_426x639 00440h_426x639 00450h_426x639 00460h_426x639 00470h_426x639


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