Show Review: Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2013


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?



Faith Cummings is a senior editor and staff writer for Fashion Bomb Daily.

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