Gaultier has always been a brilliant tailor, and he applied his genius once more to create this great Spring/Summer11 Haute Couture Collection. Another thing he has always done is showing his love for paris. The designer draws on French can-can from the 19th century as inspiration for this pieces and complemets it with British punk-rock.
The amazing thing about this couture show was that it was entirely silent, the only thing one could hear were heels on the catwalk, heavily contrasting with the image of loud noisy punk. Even though there wasnt any music playing along, the designs spoke volumes.
Some of the most beautiful pieces had names like „La Vie Parisienne“, „The Clash“, „Moulin Rouge“, „Punk is not dead“, „Le Chat Noir“ and „Anarchy in the UK“. The show ended with a performer from the parisian Crazy Horse Cabaret, dancing a wild can-can on the catwalk. The cabaret dancer was wearing a dress, which she held up to reveal a wonderful sunshine-like pattern inside, composed by legs instead of sun rays. The red mohawk matched her heels and her lace underwear matched the blueish inside design of the dress. The dancer was lovely and her dress unforgettable. Truly, a show worth seeing!
Text > Anais Janze