A Little Cancan, A Little Punk, A Lotta Gaultier - The 2011 Haute Couture Gowns [UPDATED]
above: The show included a performance by Cabaret dancer Psykko Tico in a white tulle-covered bustier dress lined with photo-printed legs.
The hair was punk, the look was "ooh la la" and one of the beautiful models walking down the runway was actually male. As Sid Vicious's "My Way" played, Jean Paul Gaultier introduced his Spring/Summer 2011 Haute Couture Collection to Paris last week and the general consensus is a resounding leg kick.
With outfits named after Sex Pistols' and The Clash songs, The Cabaret-Meets-Mohawk collection also included some pieces with the designer's signature horizontal stripes and a sophisticated mixes of textiles coupled with his expert craftsmanship. Lots of tulle, long gloves, cameos and fishnets were 'oh so French' while the colored mohawks and jewelry, which included everything from dog collars with chains to multiple ear piercings, was reminiscent of mid-80's London.
The gowns, in particular, were bold, feminine, flirty and fun. Gaultier simply outdid himself with this collection. See for yourself.
The models, and even the designer himself, sported colorful mo- and faux- hawks:
Below: Gender-bending male model of the moment, Andrej Pejic, walked the runway in a tulle wedding dress for Jean Paul Gaultier.
Farida Khelfa with designer Jean Paul Gaultier:
Images courtesy of Go Runway and Fashion Mag
Cabaret dancer Psykko Tico performs for the audience:
video courtesy of ashadedview