Jean Paul Gaultier Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2012 Paris
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Jean Paul Gaultier for F/W 2012-13, conjured visions of New York to create the collection, the parisian glamour with a touch of decadence and the absolute creativity of the Silver Factory era comprised all of the ingredients used to create the looks showed on the runway-and Nico for the Velvet Underground played on the speakers. 

The New York urban theme was built-on from the caution yellow invitation that was tagged graffiti-style in black and red, also the giant spray-paint bubble letters in many of the pieces. Looks came in multicolor surreal prints that included vintage car grilles, license plates, and street signs that spelled out "Gaultier." Waist length hair showed the darks roots and leather cigarette pants combined with platform and motorcycle jackets evoked a strong women.

Gaultier reworked the trench one more time, coming up with twofer constructions that in one case turned a hem into a second set of sleeves and collar, and in another turned the coat itself simultaneously into a skirt. The furs—intarsias of different colors and dissimilar lengths—were the freshest things on the runway. 

Gaultier also took inspiration from masculine tailoring giving the models a androgynous look, (the tuxedo suit in gold metallic fabric worn by Kristina Salinovic), but the strongest and most rebel of all of the silhouettes to march down JPG's runway was composed of a multicolor motorcycle jacket turned in the waist and worn with gold cigarette pants and a spray-painted blouse.

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-Mario Casarella

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