Monday, August 20, 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier

Bonjour Readers!  How was your weekend?  Today, I thought I'd do something a little different and showcase a designer; Jean Paul Gaultier.  That's him pictured above with the lovely Dita Von Teese.  Born in a suburb of Paris, he is said to have had an early attraction to fashion and style.  I find some of his work to be bizarre and yet brilliant as well.

 He is responsible to for the costumes of many movies including The Fifth Element in which Mila Jovovich prances around in a ribbon like outfit.  Perhaps himself inspired by Frida Kahlo's self portrait.

His fashion has adorned the likes of many a movie star or musician.  He outfitted Madonna on several of her tours and as you can see Rihanna has an affinity for his work as well.

Gaultier seems unafraid to try and mix styles, genres or elements; lingerie on the outside, past and future or the masculine and feminine.

Marion Cotillard in her Gaultier mermaid dress at the Oscars.  Ravishing!


Pantymaven said...

Good stuff!!!

badside said...

Glad you like it PM!