Photo by Daniel King for Elle Magazine
If you bow to the gods of fashion as I do, get thyself to a Target store tomorrow! The Jean-Paul Gaultier limited-edition line for Target will be on the floor from March 7th to April 11, 2010.
Known as the bad boy of French fashion, Gaultier designs under his own label as well as for the revered Hermes. Having had no formal training, he was hired by Pierre Cardin at age 18 and worked there until 1976, when he launched his own luxury line. His past collections have been a unique combination of luxe and irreverence and have included putting men in skirts and designing underwear as outerwear.
Gaultier said his collection for Target took him back to his roots and was inspired by the energy and strength of the American woman. "She's fresh faced and rebellious, feisty and provocative. She's the American woman. It boldly captures her personality and energy with a decidedly French twist." The look-book shows five muses: Punk, Hollywood Glam, Ingenue, Hip Hop and Rock and Roll. The collection features such items as a long-sleeve tattoo t-shirt, a delectable yellow Marilyn Monroe garden-party dress, a soft brown leather Perfecto jacket, a hip camel coloured trench and a striped bustier.