Jean Paul Gaultier Couture F/W 2010: The Lady & The Vamp

You’d always do well to expect a certain amount of raunch from a JPG collection and Gaultier’s showing for this season’s Parisian couture week was definitely no exception to the rule, showcasing as it did two pieces from the upcoming JPG/La Perla Lingerie capsule collection with a little Parisienne Ooh la la from Queen of Burlesque Dita Von Teese.

Of course it wasn’t all about lingerie…taking us back to his classics – the signature trench coat reworked first in black gabardine with voluminous batwings and then again in ivory silk, the Madonna cones reincarnated in black mink – Gaultier served up a heady dose of provocative Parisian chic with a delectably Deco twist.

Models sashayed down the runway wearing high twisted turbans, oozing feminine glamour and smoking from elegant cigarette holders like achingly cool spectres of silver screen legend Louis Brooke. Structured shoulders, generous sleeves and hobble-inducing pencil skirts all served to supe-up the voluptuous silhouette of Gaultier’s girls to show-stopping proportions. Essentially, this collection was Jean Paul Gaultier doing what he does best: self-assured,  sassy. Sex. On. Legs.

And boy does he do it well…

Images Courtesy of Style.com

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Look du Jour: Grunge Glamour

Any look successfully incorporating this volume of sequins is a sartorial triumph in my book…

Late 80’s grunge punk glam in a vampish vintage shoulder-padded wonder of a frock. Especially loving the leg-o-mutton sleeves (very Ralph Lauren a/w 2010) not to mention the electro-pop hot-pink lipstick (natch!)

Photography/styling by up-and-coming designer Mary Catherine Moody check out her blog … or head straight over to the super-slick website to view her collections (and fab fashion photography!)

For an extended interview with MCM head over to Glitteratzi.

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Look du Jour: Through the Looking Glass

For me, Sunday’s have always been the sole preserve of fantasy, passing by – or maybe mooching by – shrouded in a kind of mythical golden timelessness literally begging to be filled with old movies, tea and crumpets…

Of course, as every fashionista knows, a frivolous fantasy is nothing without a capricious costume to match…

Grown-up glamour waltzes into Wonderland with added quixotic-kitsch…(Oh! I do so love those shoes!)

Photography by: welovepictures
Posted by Nadja S.

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