Thursday, March 4, 2010

Jean-Paul Gaultier

Photo by Francois Guillot

This image from the recent Paris couture collections haunts me. This spectacular garment by Jean Paul Gaultier seems to combine both the corset and the crinoline in a singular piece. Not that I'd ever wear such a thing, but I find the sculptural qualities of it mesmerizing! Apparently, Gaultier's 2010 Mexican themed collection was inspired by Mel Gibson's 2007 movie Apocalypto and featured a melange of vivid colours, fringe and basket-woven leather.You won't find this in Gaultier's upcoming collection for Target. Such an object is likely destined to a fashion museum....