January 24th, 2013
Couture, Fashion, Fashion Show, Fashion Week, Show Review
Show Review: Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2013
By Faith


For his Spring 2013 Couture collection, Jean-Paul Gaultier takes inspiration from Indian gypsies. The result? His eye-popping designs blended with loads of embellishment, sultry yet magical silhouettes, and loads of color. All of Gaultier’s signatures are at play from stripes to lingerie-inspired styles, creating a beautiful and vibrant mix.

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Despite the brand’s worldly influences, Gaultier is quintessentially French–and what’s more français than stripes? They start the show on a chocolate and grape plissé gown on Lais Ribeiro, turning the often very casual pattern glam. They continue on varying silhouettes.

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The collection goes full-on gypsy with layered looks heavy with texture: long lace-detailed flamenco skirts, mixed prints, cascading beaded necklaces, and so much more.

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Some of the most functional and most polished looks in the collection play with trousers from silky banded-bottom styles to billowing wide-leg pants.

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Gaultier fans like Rihanna and Gwen Stefani will surely find some looks that are apropos for the red carpet. A bustier dress with cone bust and chiffon detailing as well as a strapless black cutout gown are definitely sexy, yet wearable enough for Hollywood’s most daring.

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Are you feeling Jean Paul Gaultier’s Couture collection?

Images: Style.com

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26 Responses to “Show Review: Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2013”

  1. K says:

    HOT! HOT! HOT! and you better Werk Ms. Kibede!

  2. COCO says:

    Love it!

  3. KBS says:

    These are very theatrical. I love the bangles.

  4. RHONYC says:


  5. Noirre says:

    i like the first striped dress.

  6. tica-pica says:

    forever and ever a JPG fan, this man understands the female silhouette like nobody else, can’t wait to see these on the red carpet or IRL

  7. jeda says:

    someone just gave birth to me, cus that gave me life

  8. Vanity says:

    This collection just made my life. Vibrant use of texture, pattern and accent. The ethnicity is astounding. Much love for our African and exotic girls!!!!!!!!

  9. Nia says:

    Super Beautiful!!!

  10. Laila says:

    I love it!!!!! There are a lot of pieces I would just die to wear, and I loved the theatric feeling of the show.

  11. lola says:

    @ K

    Ms. Kibede did not walk for this show. That’s Somali-Canadian model Yasmin Warsame.

    Also, Sessilee Lopez looks stunning. Great collection.

  12. Niynah says:

    Love this!!!!!!!soooo muchhh!!!! Love the blue dress

  13. RHONYC says:

    @ lola

    THANK YOU! i was tryin’ to research her on Google.
    i used to love her all those years doing Speigel.
    her cheekbones murder. ;-)

  14. too says:


  15. LawyerLady says:

    Oh Gaultier! Love the ethnic models and inspiration. Can’t wait to see the celebrity stylists remix the runway looks for the red carpet.

  16. Natasha says:

    Futuristic saris? I’m feeling most of it (especially the yellow/burgundy maxi). But the mehendi feet? YES, yes, YES. You know that’s going to be everywhere (picturing Kool-Aid foot soaks and flip tops in tenements worldwide) :lolz:

  17. Nikkibellaray says:

    A piece of heaven, I love it! I’m inspired!

  18. Anonymous says:

    WOW!!!! AMAZING!!!!

  19. Izhause says:


  20. Westafricanmutt says:

    He picked some very pretty black models. But the clothes look great. Nice job!

  21. tiffers says:

    Beautiful!! i love the pieces! So unique and different!!

  22. chelette says:

    wow this collection is all that! ensemble 4,5, and 7 from the bottom are to die for.

  23. Alecta says:

    Cultural appropriation LOSE. Just – no. Unattractive and unwearable.

  24. tsyganka says:

    do people really not realize that gypsy is a racial slur? really? it’s like any other racial slur, just as bad as any other. i wish people in the fashion world would be less ignorant. apparently we romani people aren’t important enough to not have our culture stolen from and racially slurred in the same act.

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